April 2018

Senior Technical Development Manager for UK footwear supplier

This position is now closed

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Our client is undergoing a positive period of transition and is planning to appoint a senior development manager to lead and drive the change in the technical development of their current and future seasonal footwear ranges

Salary: A strong salary, benefits and relocation package available Location: Based in the UK

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the product development team by analysing designs for manufacturability, production and material properties, offering economic and efficient solutions to achieve cost targets
  • Lead the product creation from prototypes to final sign off for bulk production to the development timeframe
  • Control the management of technical information for the footwear development process
  • Manage the testing and fitting process throughout the development cycle
  • Lead the cross functional relationship requires across the business with key stakeholders in the product creation process

The Person

  • Technically competent shoemaker with extensive knowledge of constructions
  • Technically competent in product engineering
  • Experienced across leather and other footwear materials
  • Experienced in building products to meet target cost
  • A problem solver, self-motivated and highly organised
  • Committed to managing and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Ability to travel internationally

Please get in touch if you would be interested in discussing this opportunity further.

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