Joules

Footwear Technologist

Department

Technical & Sourcing

Location

Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Salary

Competitive

About the role

Britishness, family values, colour and humour make us stand out from the crowd.  Established in the fields of Great Britain nearly three decades ago, Joules is a multichannel premium worldwide family lifestyle brand with a large and loyal customer base. 

Due to our rapid expansion, Joules are currently recruiting for a Footwear Technologist to join our hugely successful Garment and Product Technical Department on a permanent full-time basis. This role will report to our Head of Global Technical and Quality Assurance and will be based at our Head Office in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.  

Purpose of the role:

The Footwear Technologist is responsible for assisting the footwear team with the day-to-day technical requirements of development samples in line with the critical path. Working from initial prototype to pre-production across men’s, ladies and kids footwear. The role will involve liaising with the design team and buyers as well as factories in the Far East, India and Europe to ensure development samples meet quality, style and fit expectations.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience with working with multi-product on footwear with a good knowledge of compliance.
  • Up to date on current footwear legislations. Solid understanding of footwear construction together with good manufacturing knowledge.
  • Good understanding of production capability from a commercial and design perspective
  • Strong ability to influence and effectively communicate at all levels and functions externally and internally in the business.
  • Proactive approach and good presentation skills
  • Competent knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Ability to quickly learn new software and databases
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills with sound knowledge of the critical path

What we offer:

  • 31 days Annual Leave (includes bank holidays)
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • 50% clothing employee discount
  • Annual Clothing Allowance

A full list can be found here http://bit.ly/joulesrb

This is an amazing opportunity for the right individual to add value to one of the UK’s fastest growing, lifestyle brands, so if you do not want to miss out on being part of something special – click ‘Apply Now’.