Footwear Technologist - Womenswear

Recruiter
QHQ Ltd
Location
London
Salary
Up to £40k + benefits
Posted
06 Sep 2018
Closes
04 Oct 2018
Ref
100886
Function
Technical
Sector
Footwear
Job Type
Permanent

Our Client a leading high street name has an opening for a Women's Footwear Technologist. An excellent opportunity to join an established fast fashion Brand. 

Footwear Technologist Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Work with Buying & Merchandising to establish optimum product value
  • Strive to reduce customer returns by reviewing on a monthly cycle and actioning any changes with suppliers
  • Establish effective working relationships with suppliers to drive and support product development
  • Work with suppliers to achieve and/ or maintain QA/DA status
  • Conduct supplier reviews on a 6 monthly basis
  • Liaise with the DC on a daily basis with regards to QC holds and communicate issues quickly and effectively to B&M teams and suppliers
  • Identify and analyse any problems, propose solutions and make logical decisions
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide variety of people including B&M, suppliers and the technical team
  • Strive for continual improvement and promote the technical team
  • Have responsibility for fitting and sealing process including wearer trials and fit test days
  • Review factory evaluations from suppliers and passing information onto Technical
  • Manager
  • Review and drive the technical strategy and ensure that this is constantly in line with the Brand strategy
  • Regular competition shopping to ensure awareness of high street trends


Footwear Technologist Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience within a retail/manufacturer environment within flat, heel, boots and wide fit areas across fabric, leather and non-leather fabrications.
  • Knowledge and construction of bags would be advantageous
  • Conversant with fabric and product testing as well as fitting and sealing
  • Can demonstrate initiative, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Capability to work in a fast paced, high pressured environment
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to converse with a variety of people
  • Knowledge of working to ethical guidelines

For more information about our current job opportunities please contact us on 0845 226 8323 or visit our website at www.q-hq.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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