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Footwear Technologist - Womens

Job Title: Footwear Technologist - Womens
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicestershire
Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94680
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.38776.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 09, 2013 12:20

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen with a leading high street retailer for an experienced Footwear Technologist to join the ladies 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: -Be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field -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 UKs 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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