Product Technologist - Accessories

  • Job Reference: AW4769
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2021
  • Recruiter: u&I Search Ltd.
  • Location: London and homeworking
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Product Development, Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Angela Wilkinson
  • Email:

Job Description

Our client is a global activewear and lifestyle brand. They are now looking for an Product Technologist on Accessories to join the ever-growing Product Team. You will take responsibility for the development, sourcing and commercialization of raw materials across all non-clothing items, adding newness and improving the existing product offer. 

Product Technologist - Accessories - The Role: 

- Develop / source and commercialize raw materials for accessories, in line with the product codes and sustainability strategy.
- Create raw materials for accessories briefs – including developing trim drawings and specifications.
- Ensure all raw materials for accessories are approved and conform to performance and compliance standards.
- Support the design team in creating seasonal raw materials for accessories mood boards in line with seasonal themes.
- Maintain raw materials for accessories data for reporting and relevant PLM requirements.
- Participate in all relevant meetings with design, raw materials, product development, buying and business updates.
- Build relationships and rapport with new and existing Accessory suppliers, to understand and leverage their capabilities, whilst overcoming barriers to doing business eg price / minimums, lead-times, new technology.
- Provide technical support for the Design and Product Development team on the suitability of raw materials for accessories, and the technical capability of vendors to supply the products required.
- Support sustainability initiatives.
- Carry out trend, technical research and comp shop reports to ensure raw materials for accessories are continually evolving and always world class.
- Visit Industry trade shows / webinars / conferences to gain knowledge, keep up to date with industry advancements.
- Explore the use of digital assets and 3D printing for prototyping.
- Ensure developments are completed as per the agreed critical path dates.
- Anticipate and highlight any potential delays to raw materials for accessories development and come up with creative solves.
- Demonstrate understanding of the factory processes, colour limitations and supplier lead times for raw materials for accessories.

Product Technologist - Accessories - The Candidate:

- Qualified to a degree level in Product Technology / Materials Science or a similar subject
- 3 years minimum experience in similar position
- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite & Microsoft office (including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign)  CAD ability with Illustrator/Photoshop
- Superb organization skills and self-motivated as while as an eye for detail
- Demonstrate exceptional communication skills
- Capable of working well with other teams and building productive relationships, as well as working well independently
- Able to work at a fast pace and to remain calm under pressure
- Experience on 3D printing prototypes an advantage

Product Technologist - Accessories - The Package:

- Excellent remuneration and benefits

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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