Established Technologist (Footwear and Accessories)

Arcadia Group Limited
Covent Garden
01 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The main purpose of this role is to work closely with the Buying teams and our Suppliers to define, assure and set the quality of the product for Evans Footwear and Accessories. Secondly, the role will involve overseeing Factory Auditing for the Brand

Key responsibilities:

• Ensures product arrives in store, on time, to the approved quality standards
• Responsible for Fitting and Sealing samples from 1st submit ,through to Production approval
• Works with Suppliers to ensure quality and fit is to agreed brand standards
• Analyses and approves test reports
• Evaluates and assesses factories’ capabilities in both quality and CSR
• Regularly reviews product standards in store and online through customer reviews
• Regularly reviews product fit and performance against the competition
• Takes ownership for decisions, finding logical and commercial solutions
• Supports the Technical Services Manager by coordinating projects that benefit the whole Brand
• Identifies and implements new technical developments and strategy

Key skills:

• Previous experience as a Footwear Technologist essential, preferably in a retail environment
• Can demonstrate extensive knowledge of Footwear fit and construction
• Has relevant product & industry knowledge with a strong understanding of footwear manufacturing
• Has experience of quality assurance in a retail company
• Can identify and analyse problems and propose solutions
• Strong communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate
• Is a good team player
• The ability to work on their own initiative with great organisational skills

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