Technical Innovation Manager

Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
27 Sep 2016
Closes
25 Oct 2016
Ref
13764263/001
Contact
Jessica Cameron
Sector
Sportswear
Job Type
Permanent

I am working with an established sportswear business in the Yorkshire area who are recruiting for a Technical Innovation Manager to join their growing team.

Client Details

My client is a specialist sportswear business based in the Yorkshire area and is a custodian of some of the most established brands within the industry. Their high performance category is a real growth area at the moment which has lead to the creation of this new role of Technical Innovation Manager.

Description

I am working with a sportswear business in the Yorkshire area who are recruiting for a Technical Innovation Manager to;

  • be responsible for the development and sourcing of innovation products as determined by the Product Director with an initial focus on performance accessories and apparel

  • manage the product development cycle, develop detailed technical requirements and complete functional specifications -ensuring products are developed, tested and deployed to relevant legislative test specifications

  • work closely with design teams during design and implementation phase.

  • source product, liaise with suppliers and negotiate price in line with the commercial brief

  • stay on the pulse of innovation, building an external network with technology developers, professional bodies and academia

  • develop an innovation road map and prove technical leadership to ensure that the company remains ahead of the market, valuable to its consumers and commercially successful

  • travel to factories/partners. Flexibility and willingness to travel is a critical part of the job requirement

Profile

I am working with a sportswear business in the Yorkshire area who are recruiting for a Technical Innovation Manager who has;

  • proven experience in a similar role essential in a product development environment

  • proven Asia sourcing experience

  • proven experience of risk analysis and risk management previous experience of working with safety products preferable but not essential

  • proven experience of writing functional specifications and good knowledge of safety legislation and testing requirements

  • demonstrable problem solving ability

Job Offer

Competitive