Product Technologist - Home Textiles

Job Type Risk and Compliance
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 28/09/2020
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £49,700.00 - £69,600.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 9 - 5.30


What’s the role about?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the JL&P Quality & Technical Profession in the Home Q&T team on a 12 month fixed term contract, at a time when the focus on developing market leading own brand product is so important.

This contract will be due to start in January 2021.

The role demands a decisive and motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal, investigative and analytical skills coupled with a desire for continual learning and development, an ability to work effectively across many levels of an organisation, and effective communications and influencing skills, with an ability to work at pace.

What will you be doing?

You will be known for managing the life cycle of our home textiles range at department level including safety, legality, quality, production, sustainability and provenance, ensuring compliance with technical policies and development.

You will lead and manage relevant supplier and technical relationships and competence against delivery of technical and commercial goals, maintaining our customer’s trust by protecting the reputation of the John Lewis brand.

You will lead in identifying and implementing newness and innovation within the category, buying offices and supply chain, to protect and enhance the John Lewis brand.

What you'll have:

  • You will have had significant experience in the home sector of a retailer, supplier or similar, where you drove the specification, quality & sustainability credentials of home textiles products.
  • A real depth of knowledge of yarns, fibres, and fabric construction is required in this role as well as the ability to communicate and manage key stakeholders in the product development process.
  • You will be customer focused and have the skills to interpret customer feedback data to drive root cause analysis and issue resolution.
  • Excellent Stakeholder management skills.

What else could you bring?

  • Degree or equivalent in appropriate discipline.
  • Experience with technical and ethical auditing.

*Please refer to the attached job description for further information regarding job requirements.*

*Please be sure to print off/save a copy of the job description for reference purposes.*

Please note:

The vacancy will close at 00:01 on the closing date stated in the advert. Please ensure you start and complete your application by this time.

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

As a business we encourage flexible working. 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, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here. 

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Attachment: Product Technologist JD.pdf 


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