Product Technologist - Footwear

Job Type Commercial
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the Bupa Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 25/1/2020
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Salary £46,500 - £67,600
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 Hours
09:00 - 17:30
Monday - Friday

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Duties & Responsibilities

We are currently looking for an experienced Footwear Technologist to join our Product Technology and Innovation team in the John Lewis London office on a 12 month contract.

On a daily basis, you will be responsible for but not limited to managing a range of John Lewis own-brand women's footwear, you will be incorporating fittings, conducting product reviews and attending sign-offs.

Please note, some travel to Europian factories may be required as part of this role.

Job Requirements

- Provide expert advice to the business and suppliers to support the delivery of safety, legality, quality and policy requirements
- Work collaboratively with the buying teams to deliver actions
- Manage and implement the technical standards and requirements of John Lewis own-label products (including where appropriate branded and unbranded) at a department level, to support the delivery of market-leading assortments
- Manages all relevant product testing and compliance from raw materials to the final product, at all times.
- Takes the opportunity to specify product that will be market-leading having researched the competition.
- Manage a portfolio of own-label suppliers.
- Champions innovation and pushes the boundaries in product and process.

***For full job requirements, please take a look at the job description***

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Typically experienced in retail or manufacturing technical/textiles role in footwear, covering:
-Product development
-Product testing
-Supplier engagement
-Fitting

You must have experience working with footwear.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

Experience with technical and ethical auditing.
Product Development.
Knowledge of the footwear supply base would be an advantage.


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