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FOOTWEAR TECHNICAL DEVELOPER

Employer
Tempe
Location
Alicante (Provincia), Comunidad Valenciana (ES)
Closing date
13 Apr 2024

Tempe is the footwear and accessories division of the Inditex Group. We are located in Alicante and we have more than 2000 professionals of different nationalities. The different brands of the Group are represented in Tempe: Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Zara Home, Oysho and Stradivarius, each one of them with its own Design, Production, Buying, Product and Distribution team.

 

Position Role

Guarantee the proper technical aspects of the footwear/accessories throughout the entire development process, from initial construction/styling set up until the product meets our standards of fitting, quality and comfort.

 

Position duties:

  • Provide support to the design team with the development of new constructions/styles in order ease the entire development process.
  • Ensure that technical sets (Design specs, last, upper pattern, insole, outsoles, etc..) are correct and aligned with our standards.
  • Supplier allocation alongside production team by taking into account the type of product, allocation and performance, ensuring the final result in terms of overall aesthetic, fitting, quality and comfort.
  • Support design team to make sure new materials sourced are feasible for sampling and production.
  • Sampling and calendar follow up to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Link between design and production team, monitoring and supporting a smooth transition from development stage until pre-production is confirmed.
  • Carry out the pre-production process with the production management team.

 

Academic training:

Full training in Footwear and/or accessories

 

Specific knowledge:

  • High footwear technical knowledge.
  • Basics of pattern making.
  • Clear understanding of the entire footwear production process, from design interpretation to sample development, fitting, full size grading, cutting, stitching and lasting/finishing.
  • Technical components knowledge such as last, heel, insoles, outsoles, sole moulds.
  • Raw materials/components: Leather, synthetics, textile, TPU, TPR, etc…
  • Fitting and comfort knowledge.

 

Requirements:

Minimum 5 years experience as a modeller and/or sample developer in a footwear and accessories company.

Teamwork, problem solving, communication skills, continuous improvement and integrity.

English level B1/B2 spoken & Written

 

 

"Tempe SA is committed to equal opportunities"

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