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Product Technologist - Lighting

Job Title: Product Technologist - Lighting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95060
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.32837.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 17, 2014 15:49

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen with a leading high street retailer for an experienced Product Technologist to work within the lighting department. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced product technologist with a strong background in electricals to join a leading and hugely successful retailer. As Product Technologist, your responsibilities will include: 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 safety requirements. * Deputise for the Technical Manager as required exercising agreed levels of authority. To be successful, you will: * Have technical experience within electrical categories from with another retailer or key supplier to the high street. This role will specifically cover lighting however candidates from other areas of electricals with relevant technical experience are encouraged to apply. * Be educated to degree level or equivalent. * Have excellent interpersonal, team working and communication skills. * Be able to take initiative to promote development of the product and demonstrate margin improvement. * Be driven and commercially aware. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UKs most successful high street retailers. Excellent opportunities for progression and development are available for the successful candidate along with a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are an experienced product technologist with sound knowledge of electricals, and you are looking for a new challenge then this is the role for you - apply now with a copy of your CV. 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.