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.
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
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)
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!