Product Technologist - Mens Casual & Formal Trousers


Our Client, a leading High Street Retailer, based in West London is looking for a Product Technologist specialising in Mens Casual & Formal Trousers to join the team.

The key responsibilities include;

  • Deliver the BU product innovation strategy driving commercial customer focussed benefit and in line with Design and Innovation Brief priorities

  • Keep abreast of the latest technology trends in materials, fabric, fibre construction techniques etc. and feed these into the product development process

  • Manage adherence to product safety, compliance and ethical standards in line with legislation and corporate policy

  • Deliver clear specifications on Design Tech packs to include fit, fabric quality, made well standards, construction & components

  • Approve fits and contract seals (where relevant) ensuring construction and consistency is achieved in line with standards

  • Working with the Fit Development Studio and design to ensure that relevant blocks and patterns are in place

  • Carry out ongoing cost engineering at development stage to ensure all products are optimised commercially whilst still meeting quality, fit and aesthetic standards

  • Manage fabric / raw material approval requirements and ensure quality and innovation is embedded into the fabric / raw material strategy

  • Accountability for signing off the BOM (Bill of Materials) and ensuring that all relevant product technical documentation (legal, testing, safety) is present on system at contract seal

  • Benchmark product against high street competitors ensuring a market leading position and feeding into our Product development strategy

  • Monitor the voice of our customer around Quality and Fit and build into ongoing product development strategy

  • Maintain integrity of product data within the department on systems, working with sourcing offices to ensure suppliers are compliant in providing complete and accurate information as required to enable reporting

  • Act as a business ambassador internally and externally protecting all safety, ethical and environmental requirements

  • In the event of Quality failure in the UK manage and co-ordinate with UK offices, Supply base and Sourcing Office colleagues to resolve

  • Manage knowledge to share and product / fit training of store colleagues to enable more informed selling and service

About the role

  • Expert in the field of product technology including manufacturing of fabric / raw materials

  • Excellent communication skills within GM technical function, design and buying, supply base

  • and global Sourcing Offices

  • Able to manage Blue Sky thinking for newness and project delivery of innovation

  • Multi tasked orientated working to tight deadlines while maintaining entrepreneurialism


For more information or to apply, contact 0845 226 8323