Product Technologist

Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
£18000 - £25000 per annum + SALARY IS AN AGENCY GUIDE ONLY
Posted
30 Sep 2016
Closes
28 Oct 2016
Ref
CHG898646a
Contact
Claire Harker-Gill
Function
Technical
Job Type
Permanent
Product Technologist
This is a fantastic opportunity to join this unique business which not only develops its own products but acts as a leading retailer in its field. With rapid growth this retailer requires an experienced product technologist to join their expanding team. The role is to work on cosmetics, accessories, toys and costumes for both children and adults.

Key Responsibilities of the Role:
*Managing multiple products from initial sample to approval of shipment samples.
*Accessing styles in terms of price, quality and product safety.
*Chairing customer meetings when required.
*Compiling clear, concise comments for suppliers with photos and technical diagrams as applicable.
*Communicating with customers, other UK teams and the Far East supply base on a daily basis.
*Setting and ensuring the relevant product safety and testing requirements are met for each product.
*Critical Path management and meeting target deadlines.

You will have:
*A strong Technical background with other product knowledge of Cosmetics/Toy/Accessory/Costume and/or similar items.
*A proven track record in developing Technical standards/fit/blocks/grading etc.
*Ability to problem solve, pre-empt risks and find solutions.
*Previous experience of working with suppliers in Asia.
*Previous experience of working with multiple retailers and prioritising workloads.
*Excellent communication and organisational skills.
*Competent IT skills (Word, Excel & Email)
*Ability to self-motivate.
*Knowledge of AQL, Testing, TSD and current Legislation for related products.
*Social, Ethical Trading Compliance experience would be advantageous.
*Also be willing and able to travel to Asia.

Salary:
Dependant on experience.