Senior Footwear Technologist

We are recruiting for a Senior Footwear Technologist to join an established technical team. You will be based in our head office in Clerkenwell and reporting to the Head of Quality and Sustainability.

The Role

  • Update product fit comments and sample feedback, providing technical instructions to the suppliers
  • Updating the critical path from proto sample to bulk production, in conjunction with the product development and production planning team
  • Assist the Technical manager with the fitting and approval of sealing samples and preparing graded size charts for production
  • Managing x2 Technologists
  • Responsible for managing a category, whilst coordinating with suppliers
  • Liaise with suppliers and factories to ensure technical issues are resolved and within the best available time frame
  • Assessing final AQL inspection reports, liaising with the production department to facilitate the maintenance of required ex-factory dates

About You

This is a great role for an experienced footwear and accessories technologist, who wishes to broaden their technical knowledge within a brand environment.

  • A basic understanding of footwear fitting, grading, construction and manufacture
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role
  • The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM 
  • Ability to work in structured and timely manner under pressure within a team environment.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. (Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator would be useful)

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
  • Buy extra holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous staff discount

We continue to be a profitable global niche brand with strong values of integrity, personality and individuality.

Fred Perry will never favour short-term gain if it in any way devalues the long-term strength of the brand. We offer a great salary and benefits here at Fred, not to mention a very generous staff discount and amazing pension contribution!

Fred Perry believe in independence and diversity, which is why 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.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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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