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Product Technologist

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Product
  • £28K
  • Manchester

AI generated summary

  • You need a technical clothing degree, 2-3 years industry experience, excellent organization and time management skills, and IT proficiency for this product technologist role. Research experience and familiarity with 2D/3D technologies is a plus.
  • You will oversee garment fit, development, and quality standards to drive improvements and meet customer expectations. You'll collaborate with stakeholders, analyze feedback, and ensure compliance and safety across the supply chain.

Requirements

  • Technical clothing Degree or Industry Equivalent Qualification
  • Minimum 2-3 years industry experience.
  • Highly organised
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Excellent Time Management
  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience in new 2D/ 3D technologies would be an advantage but not essential.
  • IT skills – competent in word, excel and power point

Responsibilities

  • Proactive in garment fit and development, to reduce sampling and improve lead times, helping to drive improved fit across the depts and achieve our goal for N Brown to be the market leader in fit.
  • We are looking for someone who is inquisitive, enjoys embracing every challenge and using it as a learning opportunity and who enjoys problem solving, collaboration and working as part of a wider team. You’ll have an appreciation of quality and compliance standards and focus on continuous improvement as well as a good understanding of working with a wide-ranging supply base.
  • Competent in garment fitting process.
  • 2D Pattern knowledge required
  • Proactively conduct benchmarking exercises for fit and sizing across competitors, demonstrating commercial awareness of external competition and use information to improve our fit/product offer and to enhance the customer shopping experience
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Drive exceptional quality for the customer, ensuring the product is on time and from the right supplier for the product type/ brand requirements to deliver product excellence.
  • Show ability to engineer products to support net margin improvements for your dept.
  • Evaluate Supplier for skill, abilities, lead times and quality of product achieved preparing reports and escalating issues for action and recommending improvements.
  • Constantly review and improve Quality Standards in line with customer expectation, competitors and internal Quality guidelines
  • Maintain testing and compliance standards and performance through supply base, reducing unplanned refurb and Return to manufacturer.
  • Communication – engage with the wider business team both internal and external to drive Quality
  • Analyse, understand, report and act upon customer feedback and returns metrics.
  • Specify, review and act upon required Product Test, Chemical, environmental Compliance and product safety requirements.
  • Monitor and maintain all product information on Critical Path and data file

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Product Technologist role at N Brown?

A Technical clothing Degree or Industry Equivalent Qualification is required for the Product Technologist role at N Brown. Applicants should also have a minimum of 2-3 years industry experience.

What are the key responsibilities of a Product Technologist at N Brown?

The key responsibilities of a Product Technologist at N Brown include proactive garment fit and development, conducting benchmarking exercises for fit and sizing, maintaining quality standards, driving exceptional quality for the customer, and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders.

What benefits are offered to Product Technologists at N Brown?

Product Technologists at N Brown are offered benefits such as hybrid working, annual bonus scheme, enhanced maternity and adoption leave, mental health support, access to financial wellbeing support, colleague discounts, onsite café with subsidised rates, life assurance, private medical insurance, and paid volunteer time.

How is the working environment at N Brown for Product Technologists?

Product Technologists at N Brown work in a hybrid working environment, with the expectation of 3 days per week in the office. The company's Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre, surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars, and the best places to eat. Working hours are 36.17 per week with core hours between 10am - 4pm.

How does N Brown support diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

N Brown is committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are at the heart of the company's culture. N Brown is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on various factors such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability status.

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Retail & Consumer Goods
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1875
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

We are a Top 10 UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition, serving our customers across a portfolio of retail brands including JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo. Our ambition is to become the most inclusive retailer in the UK across fashion and home, which is relevant and accessible to all. Our Financial Services offering supports our accessibility by helping customers to spread the cost of shopping with us. Our Manchester grown business celebrates a heritage spanning over 160 years and we currently employ over 1,800 people across the UK.