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Trainee Technologist - Lingerie

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Are you looking for the perfect place to develop a career as a Product Technologist? We are looking for a Trainee Technologist to join our womenswear non-clothing department lingerie team!

Providing essential technical and administrative support, you will assist the department in ensuring our womenswear non-clothing products comply with our high technical standards.

About the role:
  • Provide technical support to the Technologist, Product Team and Suppliers. You will monitor the critical path ensuring the product approval procedure is followed and exceptions are raised as necessary
  • Maintain and update a number of technology approval systems
  • Chase in new samples and monitor supplier updates
  • Monitor customer returns and online customer reviews, taking action where required
  • Assist the Technologist with the customer service team on product related complaints
  • Communicate with the warehouse and suppliers regarding quality issues on delivered stock
  • Request information from suppliers on behalf of the Technologist and collate that information
  • Assist the Technologist in the preparation and sending of detailed fit and construction comments
  • Contribute on technical issues that arise by finding an appropriate solution
  • Maintain the storage of fit/production samples in season, and prepare them for disposal at the end of season
  • Attend fit sessions alongside the Technologist
  • Gain an understanding of the construction and manufacturing methods across a number of varied product areas
  • Assist the Technologist with other day to day tasks as needed

About you:
  • Related degree and can demonstrate an understanding of fabric and/or garment construction and processes
  • Passion for product and keen interest in lingerie
  • Basic knowledge of pattern cutting, construction and manufacturing techniques
  • Exceptional eye for technical detail
  • Ability to convey technical information clearly and accurately
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets

About Us
You know Next, but did you know we're a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We're the UK's 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we're the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it's now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we've gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

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