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Quality Technologist - Footwear

We have a great role for a Quality Technologist to join a leading footwear Brand.

Job purpose:

To set and deliver quality standards for all Client’s products. Ensure all technologies and design of the shoes are regularly reviewed and updated. Key stakeholder in the critical path of new developments


  • Support the Product Team by assessing designs for manufacturability, production, and material properties, offering economic and efficient solutions to achieve cost targets
  • Manage the technical fit and sample process in line to the critical path, ensuring consistent standards and commercial viability
  • Design proto ideas developed into samples which are engineered to meet the client’s comfort standards
  • In conjunction with stakeholders ensure designs are optimum for manufacture processes and technical specifications are agreed in line with critical path
  • Ensure the UK Factory production processes are optimised ensuring plant efficiencies are optimised
  • Ensure that external suppliers adhere to client standards for fit, pattern engineering and technology
  • Create positive working relationships with all suppliers, ensuring quality and fit are to specification
  • Offer technical solutions to the team taking into consideration building to cost and manufacturing constraints
  • Lead the local of shore teams ensuring quality and ethical standards are met
  • Responsible for the sign-off of confirmation samples to technical specification


  • Future proof the brand ensuring they are ahead or on the curve of latest technology and is applied to seasonal reviews
  • Working with the Head of Buying to develop a new kit strategy and critical path


  • Maintain a record of Factory audits (e.g. sedex) for all factories
  • Traceability is required throughout the supplier chain
  • Quality management processes are in place for international suppliers ensuring quality and ethical standards are adhered to, with full traceability of all components.
  • Analyse returns data and feedback any found issues.
  • Tracebility of external testing required by suppliers
  • Ensure data flow from returned product due to quality and fit is acted on and informs future technical specification


  • Strong excel
  • Critical path management
  • Self motivator
  • Inspire the team and mentor new employees in technical product development.
  • International travel is required

Salary negotiable depending on experience

Quality Technologist - Footwear

Experienced Non-Manager

Published on 2 Apr 2024

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