Assistant Technologist (Footwear) - TOPSHOP

Working Here

Meetings, mood boards and strategy - it's all in a day's work here at head office. No time to sit back on our heels, this is the hub that powers everything we do. From fashion-forward designers to in-the-know buyers, our team at Topshop Topman HQ is unrivalled for talent. It's fast-paced, exciting and the perfect place to build a career in fashion. Join any part of the business, from Marketing to Finance, and you will shape the future of the most directional brands on the high-street.

The Job

The Role

A role at Topshop promises a fast paced, challenging, innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a fantastic move for the right person.

We currently have an exciting opportunity within Technical services team for an Assistant Shoe/Non-clothing Technologist. We are looking for a candidate who ideally has solid experience in both Footwear & non-clothing product e.g. bags/accessories product. As an assistant tech you will be working closely with your wider tech team, buying, design teams and our suppliers to maintain and further improve all aspects of quality assurance and the development of the product.

Day to Day

  • Manage own product areas, reporting in to Tech/Snr Tech
  • Translate fashion into workable footwear/non-clothing product
  • Assisting the wider Technical team in achieving required quality and assist in problem solving
  • Analysing and approving test reports
  • Working with Buying and Design in preparation of new styles
  • Evaluating, fitting and sealing preproduction samples
  • Assist in developing the Supply base evaluating and assessing factories’ capabilities in both quality and CSR
  • Finding new ways of improving existing technical processes under pinning speed to market
  • Reviewing product fit and performance against the competition
  • Proficient in analysing customer returns and action planning
  • Analysing supplier quality figures and assist Tech/Snr Tech with delivering/implementing supplier action plans
  • Learning about the multi-faceted role of a Technologist within a fast fashion retailer
  • Admin duties

Must Haves

Must Haves

  • Previous experience and understanding of quality assurance in a fashion retail or supplier company within the fashion industry. i.e. construction, fit, quality
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of product construction and manufacturing knowledge
  • An understanding of fashion retail as a commercial business.
  • Be able to proactively identify and analyse problems and offer commercial solutions.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate
  • An ability to work under their own initiative and prioritises their workload in a proactive manner in a fast paced environment

Added Extras

From bonus schemes to season ticket loans, that make your commute a little easier, we offer a range benefits here at head office. We make the most out of our staff discount across The Arcadia Group and a range of brands externally.

As well as this we have lots of exciting things that happen throughout the year, to say a big thanks for all the hard work our great teams put in.