Footwear & Accessories Technologist

Fred Perry will never favor short term gain if it, in anyway, devalues the long-term strength of the brand. We continue to be a profitable global niche brand with strong values of integrity, personality and individuality.

The Role

We are recruiting for a Footwear & Accessories Technologist, with strong technical knowledge across all products within footwear and accessories. This role covers all products within this category across Mens and Women's main range and collections.

  • Advising key component and construction detailing to design/development packs to facilitate production of prototype samples
  • Updating product packages with comprehensive comments and sample feedback, providing technical instructions to the supply base
  • Assessment, risk analysis and management of all potential new fabric and trim developments as well as bulk fabric, prints and trims, managing and influencing suitability and compatibility
  • Reviewing base and bulk test reports of all fabrics and trims, and maintaining legal and accurate fiber analysis for care lab
  • Assessing production/shipment samples meet all quality, labelling and packaging requirements. Assessing final AQL inspection reports, liaising with the production department to facilitate the maintenance of required ex-factory dates
  • Liaising with retail and distribution partners to gain product feedback, assessing product returns to improve future development

About You

You will have excellent knowledge of construction and manufacturing methods, and working knowledge of the requirements of REACH, risk analysis and product safety.

  • The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources
  • Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results with the technical ability to influence and support the delivery of best possible results
  • Experience on a PLM system would be useful, but not essential

Hours and Benefits

Our core shift hours are from 8am – 10:00am, i.e. employees can choose to work 8-4:30pm, 8:30-5pm, etc. plus early finish on Friday!

  • Pension scheme - 8.5% company contribution
  • Life insurance and Private healthcare
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Travel card loan
  • 25 days annual leave inclusive of Christmas shutdown day
  • Generous staff discount
  • Plus more

"Fred Perry believe in diversity and inclusion, we want you to know that your CV will be submitted anonymously and personal details will be hidden from hiring managers until the interview stage. We encourage you to remove any identifying information from your CV, such as address and date of birth before submitting your application."

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Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible working hours

  • 25 days holiday

  • Staff discount

  • Healthcare & Life Insurance

  • Buy extra Holidays

  • Cycle to work

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Plus more

Work With Us

Our head office is in the heart of London. It’s where everything happens from Design, Product Development, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations. We have over 200 shops around the world, from Manchester to Brighton, Paris, New York, Seoul and Tokyo to name a few. 

We’re an ambitious brand, collaborating with some of the best designers and partners in the world. But we’re only as good as our employees, so we look to attract people who are passionate with diverse backgrounds and experience. 

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