Footwear Technologist - Footwear & Accessories
Russell & Bromle
Bromley, Kent, GB
1d ago

FTFA

Main responsibilities :

  • To provide technical input and support throughout product development and weekly fit sessions.
  • Responsible for product fits and sample sealing, communicating specifications and recommending pattern changes to improve fit, whilst achieving consistent quality across the range and improving efficiencies.
  • Analyse returns and make improvements to instil quality in all styles from the start of the product lifecycle to production.
  • A good understanding of the target market’s quality expectations, benchmarked against relevant competitors, through regular comparison shopping.
  • Assess and approve the engineering of all new constructions, coordinating with manufacturing partners and internal teams.
  • Ensure that Brand Guidelines are fulfilled and standards upheld.
  • Participate in on-going factory performance reviews and where required attend site visits across Europe.
  • Work closely with the QC team to check stock arriving in the warehouse and sourcing repair work where necessary.
  • Demonstrate strong technical skills with extensive knowledge of footwear to help advise and educate customer experience teams.
  • To report into the Buying and Merchandise Director.
  • Key skills, knowledge & experience :

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a footwear technologist position. Accessories experience would be beneficial.
  • The right candidate will have strong expertise in the grading and fitting of samples and the confidence to make alterations.
  • Excellent knowledge in testing standards for both footwear and accessories (belts & bags).
  • Experience in working with suppliers from Europe will be an advantage.
  • Confident with managing their own workload and strong awareness of the critical path.
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