Technologist – Environmental and Chemical Compliance

Up to £65k
13 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Job Type

Our Client, a leading High Street Retailer, based in West London is looking to recruit a Technologist – responsible for Environmental and Chemical Compliance.

The key job responsibilities include:

  • To be the business specialist for dyeing and finishing technical knowledge
  • To manage the chemical compliance requirements for all Clothing and Home production.
  • To help manage chemical and dyestuff related technical issues and provide relevant technical
  • support to the Business Units and supply chain partners
  • To help develop and implement chemical and dyestuff related innovations

Detailed job responsibilities include:

  • Manage adherence to product environmental and chemical legislation and work with relevant teams to ensure compliance issues are resolved in line with legislation & policy when necessary eg REACH
  • Maintain and update business environmental and chemical policies (ECP)
  • Manage chemical due diligence program to ensure compliance to both MRSL, RSL and wastewater guidelines
  • In the event of textile related Quality failure in the UK manage and co-ordinate with UK offices, Supply base and Sourcing Office colleagues to resolve
  • Support the Buying teams with guidance on production technical issues related to chemicals, dyestuffs and wet processing
  • Provide tools, guidance and network support on textile and leather dyeing, printing, tanning and finishing technical queries
  • Manage textile processing knowledge to share and training of UK and SO design, buying and technical functions
  • Provide specialist fabric technical knowledge needed in conjunction with fabric technology peers across clothing & home

Key skills:

  • Technical expert in the field of Textile and Leather wet processing
  • Good understanding and competence in textile and leather related chemistry
  • Technical expert in chemical compliance and relevant environmental legislation
  • Excellent communication skills within C&H Technical Function, Design and Buying, Supply Base and Global Sourcing Offices
  • Able to manage Blue Sky thinking for newness and project delivery of innovation
  • Multi tasked orientated working to tight deadlines while maintaining entrepreneurialism 
  • Capable of interpreting customer data (CIU, Bizarre Voice, QPI’s, Star ratings online) to shape future product development strategy
  • Ability to engage with and support multiple buying disciplines – buying, technical and design.
  • Ability to engage with external stakeholders

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