Footwear Technologist

Footwear Technologist

£ Salary DOE
REF: 10950 EE

Job Description

My client is looking for a footwear Technologist to manage and improve fit and quality. The role gives you the opportunity to have a direct impact for one of the fastest growing international retailers.

Footwear Technologist

  • Working alongside a busy design team to create and develop unique collections from design concept through to delivery
  • Effectively managing development, confirming sampling and reviewing incoming samples, monitoring quality, packaging and ensuring ethical and safety standards are met.
  • Analyse response from wearer trials and ensure relevant testing is carried out, recording results.
  • Update and maintain technical manuals as well as requesting and managing test reports
  • Attend/monitor customer fit sessions, making amendments as required.
  • Create technical specs
  • Advise on construction, fit, development and materials
  • Conducting QC inspections and raising issues with the factories as well as monitoring RTMs and AQL performance.
  • Visit suppliers and external packing warehouses to monitor production and ensure product is true to sample.

The Person

  • Must be from a technical background and have experience of working within footwear, ideally with a supplier.
  • Proven knowledge of working with the fast paced trend led high street and volume retailers is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills are required as you will be liaising with overseas factories and customers on a daily basis.
  • Must have working knowledge of dealing with offshore factories ideally Far East, China.
  • You must be self-motivated, have excellent time management and the ability to manage your own workload and able to work to client deadlines.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team, as the role requires
  • Able to meet new challenges with a positive attitude
  • Strong time-management skills; able to prioritise tasks & change direction with agility

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