MCQ is the first of its kind: a collective that is also an ever-shifting culture, built for creators and audience. Incorporating the voices of its collaborators and radically crediting them, MCQ gives its audience expression and ownership of its items through a unique blockchain – the my MCQ platform, which combines social media with Consumer archive.
We are currently seeking a Shoes Product Developer who will report to Accessories PD & Licensing Manager and join our growing MCQ London team.
The Shoes Product Developer will be responsible for the research and development of all shoes. This role will work closely with the Accessories Product Developer. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with design to realise the vision of the brand.
Work closely with design team to drive process from sketch to finished product
Work closely with merchandising and supply chain to develop styles to cost and margin targets
Manage seasonal overview set up and PLM system seasonally
In-depth pricing understanding
Action all proto and SMS, track invoices, manage budget
Daily contact with factories
Track certifications, oversee testing and sustainability requirements
Help create and adhere to seasonal development calendar
Ongoing research into expanding and improving supply chain
Will require some travel
Your skills and experience
University degree with an emphasis on footwear technology and/or manufacturing
5 years minimum experience of footwear development
Excellent knowledge of materials, components, processes and concepts
Technical expertise in developing a wide range of shoe styles, specifically formal shoes and sneakers.
Proven experience of working with a mix of suppliers based in Asia and Europe.
Interest in sustainability.
Spoken & written understanding of Italian.
Ad hoc and special projects experience
Close relationship to the product
Used to fast paced, dynamic way of working
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.