16 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Footwear Technologist
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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We are recruiting for a Senior Footwear Technologist to join an established technical team. You will be based in our head office in Clerkenwell and reporting to the Head of Quality and Sustainability.
The Role
  • Update product fit comments and sample feedback, providing technical instructions to the suppliers
  • Updating the critical path from proto sample to bulk production, in conjunction with the product development and production planning team
  • Assist the Technical manager with the fitting and approval of sealing samples and preparing graded size charts for production
  • Managing x2 Technologists
  • Responsible for managing a category, whilst coordinating with suppliers
  • Liaise with suppliers and factories to ensure technical issues are resolved and within the best available time frame
  • Assessing final AQL inspection reports, liaising with the production department to facilitate the maintenance of required ex-factory dates
About You
This is a great role for an experienced footwear and accessories technologist, who wishes to broaden their technical knowledge within a brand environment.
  • A basic understanding of footwear fitting, grading, construction and manufacture
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role
  • The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM
  • Ability to work in structured and timely manner under pressure within a team environment.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. (Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator would be useful)
Hours and Benefits
Our core shift hours are from 8am – 10:00am, i.e. employees can choose to work 8-4:30pm, 8:30-5pm,etc. plus early finish on Friday!
  • Pension scheme - 8.5% company contribution
  • Life insurance and Private healthcare
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Travel card loan
  • 25 days annual leave inclusive of Christmas shutdown day
  • Buy extra holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous staff discount
We continue to be a profitable global niche brand with strong values of integrity, personality and individuality.
Fred Perry will never favour short-term gain if it in any way devalues the long-term strength of the brand. We offer a great salary and benefits here at Fred, not to mention a very generous staff discount and amazing pension contribution!

Skills Required

  • Footwear Design
  • Technology

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