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Footwear Technologist

Job Title: Footwear Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Industry:
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96285_1413306540
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: susannah.hinton@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: October 14, 2014 18:09

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen with a trend lead, expanding high street retailer for an experienced Footwear Technologist to join their dynamic team.

As Footwear Technologist, your responsibilities will be:

-Approving all test reports, ensuring that all products are fit for purpose and that they meet safety standards.

-Working closely with the Buying & Merchandising and Design teams to progress effective product development.

-Ensuring manufacturing costs are kept to a minimum whilst maintaining brand level.

-Liaise with suppliers ensuring that they are adequately briefed so that they can produce right first time development and pre-production samples which meet all manufacturing, performance and fit requirements.

-Deputise for the Technical Manager as required exercising agreed levels of authority.

To be successful, you will:

-Have significant ladies footwear experience with another retailer or key supplier to the UK high street.

-Have excellent interpersonal, team working and communication skills.

-Be able to take initiative to promote development of the product and demonstrate margin improvement.

-Have experience of managing and leading a small team.

-Be driven and commercially aware.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful high street retailers. Excellent opportunities are available for the successful candidate. If you want to be a part of a fast-paced and dynamic head office team, apply now.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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