Senior Footwear and Accessories Technologist

  • Job Reference: JR4258
  • Date Posted: 24 December 2018
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jo Raynor
  • Email:

Job Description

Our client is a leading on line retailer who currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Footwear and Accessories Technologist to join their London team, working across all product areas of footwear and accessories. 

Senior Footwear and Accessories Technologist - The Role:

  • Work closely with buying, merchandising, design and supply based, drawing on a solid understanding of the various manufacturing processes and costings.
  • Be passionate about fit and sizing for the footwear department.
  • Take ownership of the sealing process, working in a fast paced environment and to tight critical paths.
  • Risk assess products in terms of safety, with an eye on international regulations as well as British Standards. 
  • Using lessons learnt through benchmarking, fit days and wearer trials to make sure product is competitive and ahead of the game and in line with the business's quality standards.
  • Keep up to date with industry innovations, networking internally and externally to identify opportunities in the supply base.
  • Analyse reoccurring issues and put corrective action plans in place.
  • Ensure products are responsibly sourced and able to identify potential issues to flag to our ethical team.
  • Line management of individuals at Garment Technologist and Assistant Technology level. 

Senior Footwear and Accessories Technologist - The Candidate:

  • Have extensive experience in analysing test reports.
  • Experience in pattern cutting and grading for women's footwear.
  • Experience in product development.
  • A strategic mindset.
  • Experience in Menswear and Womenswear multi category footwear.
  • Experience of working within a high street retailer.
  • Self motivation and the ability to take the initiative and respond quickly to change.
  • Strong communication and networking skills across all levels.
  • Good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, Word, internet and email packages.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to build relationships across the business and with suppliers in person, by email and on the phone.
  • Reliable, flexible and good at working within a fast paced team.
  • Strong organisational skills.

Senior Footwear and Accessories Technologist - The Package:

  • Generous salary and pension matching.

Please note that due to the anticipated interest in this role only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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