Wednesday , October 5 2022

Debenhams Job – Senior Product Technologist

Website Debenhams

Job Description:

You will develop high quality new product in collaboration with the design and buying teams.  Through the application of expert knowledge, clear communication and practical ways of working ensure that standards and legal requirements are fully met. You will constantly challenge how we work to drive speed and value. Delight our customers with perfect fit and quality. You will be able to manage a diverse workload, to priorities effectively and monitor work through to it natural conclusion.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be a team player, must be approachable and personable. To be self- motivating, confident and demonstrates a ‘can do attitude’.
  • Great management skills, to be able to lead a team and motivate all staff to create a fantastic team culture. Provide training and on-going assessments and formal appraisals of team members.
  • Set quality standards and work with suppliers / factories to achieve these.
  • Take responsibility for critical path events and working to find solutions to challenges.
  • Problem solving within the team and support the Technical Manager in all areas of his/her responsibility.
  • Driving change and introduce new ways of working to be efficient in all aspects.
  • Create technical product packs with design team and working with offshore offices / factories to facilitate production of development samples, ensuring the fit and garment construction methods are maintained to a high standard for our customer.
  • Responsible on develop and maintain block or specification library for all relevant products.
  • Have knowledge and ability to confidently fit garments on the body and stand, to clearly communicate to team members and suppliers on how to fix the fit and make issues by applying your technical expertise.
  • Work closely and proactively with all the product teams, sourcing regions and suppliers.
  • Empower the regional teams and suppliers to support the approval process as necessary.
  • Minimise the number of fit samples required – right first-time attitude.
  • Impact on strategy within team / given area.

Job Requirements:

  • A good understanding of manufacturing capabilities and limitations in their area of responsibility
  • Ability to conduct a factory visit and assess product quality highlighting areas of concern
  • Hands on technical skills in multiple womenswear categories, with the ability to develop this into other areas.
  • Must understand product specification; construction /quality standards and applicable testing.
  • To be able to assist and drive in the development of the technical team, ensuring the skills and knowledge base with in the department continually evolves.
  • Someone who can guide and advise junior team members in a technical and personal development capacity

Job Details:

Company: Debenhams

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location:  London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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