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Technical Manager - Footwear

Job Title: Technical Manager - Footwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 per annum + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90506
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAW.85736.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 12, 2012 17:46

Job Description

This leading high street retailer is looking for a Footwear Technical Manager for its rapidly expanding accessories team. This is a hands on Technical Manager role - the ideal candidate will be involved in fitting and approving product and offering guidance and support to junior members across all footwear- from casual to formal on mens, ladies & childrens. KEY EXPERIENCE: * Experience working with off shore factories on all technical and quality issues * Ability to influence buyers * Has worked on footwear technology, making sure product is fit for purpose and that they meet safety standards * Excellent communication skills with people at all levels * Can take initiative to promote development of the product and demonstrate margin improvement * Experience with Far East Travel to factories & relationship building * Work closely with B&M and Design to progress effective product development * Possess a strong team working ethos & management skills Experience in footwear as a technologist is essential, ideally at senior level and within a retail or branded environment. You do not need to be an existing Technical Manager - if you are a Senior Footwear Technologist who is looking to make the next step in their career with a globally recognised retailer, this may be the ideal role for you. In return my client is offering an excellent salary and an attractive benefits package along with excellent progression opportunities!