Footwear Technologist - Fashion Retailer

35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
10 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Footwear Technologist - Fashion Retailer

Greater Manchester

An established fashion retailer renowned globally for its menswear, womenswear and homeware ranges is currently recruiting for a Footwear Technologist with strong women's casual, performance and formal footwear experience to join their established technical team.

As a Footwear Technologist you will be a valued part of the technical team responsible for ensuring measurement and construction details for design / development packs are advised correctly to facilitate production of prototype samples. Working in collaboration with the in-house design, buying and merchandising teams you will measure and fit samples during the development process, inputting, updating and monitoring the critical path, assessing and approving bulk fabric & components. You will work closely with external suppliers and overseas factories ensuring any technical issues are resolved along with assessing product test and chemical compliance requirements.

The ideal applicant must have exceptional Women's Footwear Technologist experience working at an established level for a high street retailer, premium or lifestyle brand. Demonstrating strong technical skills with extensive knowledge of fitting, UK and European grading and footwear construction is highly essential, along with the ability to manage outsole and last development. You must have previous experience working with external suppliers, overseas factories and attending international development meetings, demonstrating fantastic communication, presentation and time management skills whilst taking pride in your workload.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join the technical team for a market leading fashion retailer who rewards employees with excellent remuneration packages, company benefits and a great work environment