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Branding & Compliance Technologist

Employer
Fred Perry
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

Job Details

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:

This is a varied and exciting role working within our Brand Quality & Sustainability Function. This role will focus on the development & management of branded items for the product range, with product compliance and sustainability at the core.

This role would suit a Technologist with experience of the end to end product development cycle and production processes, who is passionate about Sustainability & CSR and wishes to broaden their role.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • First point of contact for all nominated packaging & labelling.
  • Dealing with day-to-day queries from nominated suppliers & external factories, as well as internal teams. 
  • Maintaining communication with the Senior Technologist responsible for Product Presentation Handbooks to ensure information remains accurate.
  • Liaising with design/PD on new development to ensure accurate, timely and cost effective development of new branding.
  • Managing item forecasting and delivery of the items to the required items to the correct location to facilitate bulk production.
  • Managing and delivering Branding integrity and brand protection objectives within all items of labelling and packaging.
  • Managing and collating audit & certification data and collaborating on Corrective Action Planning.
  • Working on solutions and strategies for long-term sustainability goals.
  • Ensuring timely implementation of required changes to maintain brand compliance with incoming EPR schemes across our distribution routes.
  • Keeping up with industry standards and initiatives and informing brand awareness.
  • Liaising with external retail partners and distributors to ensure the required compliance standards for our global markets.
  • A good understanding of our Brand and the brand product across all categories
  • Thorough working knowledge of the end to end design, product development, production and retail processes and lead-times.
  • A sound working knowledge of the key routes of packaging supply, main audit bodies & sustainability tools available within our sector.
  • The ability to interpret legislative policies and propose viable solutions.
  • A proven track record in the integration of the best sustainability practices into a Brand’s sourcing and buying model.

 

THE PERSON:

  • A good understanding of our Brand and the brand product across all categories.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the end to end design, product development, production and retail processes and lead-times.
  • A sound working knowledge of the key routes of packaging supply, main audit bodies & sustainability tools available within our sector.
  • The ability to interpret legislative policies and propose viable solutions.
  • A proven track record in the integration of the best sustainability practices into a Brand’s sourcing and buying model.
  • Analytical thinking, with the Ability to effectively research and analyse externally.
  • An eye for detail and a passion for accuracy.
  • Networking & maintaining relationships within the industry.
  • Able to take responsibility and can be trusted to get things done, manage multiple projects and developments simultaneously.
  • Understanding of packaging and labelling leadtimes and challenges, seeking to continually improve the efficiency of the packaging and labelling function to support the brand.
  • Proactive and positive, always looking to support and collaborate.
  • A sense of ambition, passionate about sustainability, compliance and best practice.


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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