New Balance Athletic Shoes (UK) Ltd is based at Flimby in Maryport and remains committed to manufacturing in Britain. We currently employ over 260 people at our site in Flimby, Cumbria and produce over 15,000 pairs of shoes a week with 40% of all footwear sold going to the European Markets.
We currently have the following vacancy;
As part of the development team and wider manufacturing team, the purpose of the role is to convert design concepts from our UK based designers and collaborative European partners into approved confirmation shoes from which we can make sales samples and subsequent customer orders.
You will be required to work closely with our designers and manufacturing team to produce a signed off prototype product which satisfies our designer’s concept, is commercially viable and manufacturing friendly. Responsibilities will include the specification and ordering of prototype materials and creation of factory manufacturing instructions to turn these materials into shoes. Subsequently, approving materials both for suitability and chemical conformity. Identifying potential cost savings by re-sourcing or redevelopment of materials and suggesting improvements to manufacturing processes also forms part of this post.
This role involves occasional travel.
Do you have a passion for Athletic Footwear? Are you a fully qualified Style Developer already? Are you numerate, with attention to detail, computer literate and with an interest in sports and fashion? Then this job could be just what you are looking for.
The post offers a competitive salary, BUPA medical and dental insurance, life assurance, excellent pension scheme, fantastic discounts and much more.
Closing date: 14th October 2016.