Trainee Footwear Technologist

Trainee Footwear Technologist

£ Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 10975 EE
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Job Description

My client is offering an exciting opportunity to work as a Trainee/Junior Footwear Technologist. As Trainee Footwear Technologist you will assist there technical team with the process of sampling and sealing from initial development through to pre production across ladies and kids footwear.

In a fast paced environment, you will help to ensure that all our footwear is safety tested, fit approved and also compliant with industry standards in line with critical path dates. To achieve this you will be liaising with our customers and also factories in Asia on a daily basis.

Previous experience in a technical role is beneficial, however training will be provided.

Trainee Footwear Technologist – The role

  • Working very closely with the technical team, with regular communication with both merchandising and Design teams.
  • Daily liaising with our factories in Asia with regards to samples, testing and deadlines
  • Daily contact with our customers, ensuring all queries are answered promptly and professionally.
  • Reviewing incoming samples, ensuring quality and packing standards are met.
  • Attend fit sessions / Customer meetings (on request)
  • Create technical workbooks for our customers and our partners in Asia
  • Requesting and managing testing
  • Keep track of all steps in the sample sealing process
  • Ensuring all administration with relation to sampling and testing is kept up to date. Keeping a daily updated schedule to keep track of deadlines in the critical path
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of our (and our customer’s) technical, ethical and trading standards
  • Pro actively looking to suggest ideas and improve existing systems

Trainee Footwear Technologist – The candidate

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Great administrational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (mainly Excel) and ability to adapt to different systems.
  • Desire to learn and progress within the company
  • Previous experience in a technical and/or footwear role is an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of testing and current legislation such as REACH is beneficial

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