Footwear & Accessories Technologist

Recruiter
Fred Perry
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2022
Closes
16 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents

PURPOSE: You will be working within the technical department, covering all products within the Fred Perry footwear and accessories range across Mens & Women’s.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advising key component and construction detailing to design/development packs to facilitate production of prototype samples
  • Assessing all samples during the earliest stages of the development process in collaboration with designer and product developer
  • Updating product packages with comprehensive comments and sample feedback, providing technical instructions to the supply base
  • Maintaining an accurate critical path from proto sample to bulk production stage in conjunction with the product development and production planning teams
  • Assessment, risk analysis and management of all potential new fabric and trim developments as well as bulk fabric, prints and trims.

THE PERSON:

  • Strong Technical knowledge across a variety of products across footwear & accessories
  • Excellent knowledge of construction and manufacturing methods
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of REACH, risk analysis and product safety
  • The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources
  • Ability to work in a structured and timely manner under pressure within a team environment, meeting deadlines.

HOURS:

We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.

BENEFITS:

We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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