Footwear Technologist (Topshop), Colegrave House, 70 Berners Street

Who We Are

Our Global Vision is to be the worlds fashion authority. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are an authentic British Brand with world class standards. A fashion-insider that constantly innovates through its brave and irreverent approach, providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals.

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 really fantastic move for the right person!

The Job

We current have an exciting opportunity within the Technical Services team for a Footwear Technologist. We are looking for candidates who ideally has solid experience in footwear. As a Footwear Technologist at TOPSHOP you will be working closely with the Buying teams and our Suppliers to maintain and further improve all aspects of product quality assurance and the development of product.

Day to Day

  • Establishing Brand quality requirements
  • Translate fashion into workable garments
  • Approving and analysing test reports
  • Evaluating and assessing factories’ capabilities in both quality and CSR
  • Develop suppliers to become strategic partners to the brand
  • Evaluating & fitting Sealing & pre-production samples
  • Working with the Buying and Design team in preparation of new styles
  • Reviewing product fit and performance against the competition

Must Haves

  • Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of footwear construction
  • Possess multi-product knowledge
  • Possess good manufacturing knowledge
  • Understanding and experience with chemical compliance
  • Have off shore travel experience
  • Have experience of quality assurance in a retail company
  • Be able to proactively identify and analyse problems and propose commercial solutions
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels
  • Have the ability to work under their own initiative and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Last development 
  • Footwear legislation experience and knowledge

Added Extras

  • We finish at 3pm on Fridays all year round!
  • A day off on your Birthday so it is all about you
  • Flexible working hours to manage your work-life balance
  • 25% staff discount & 3 enhanced discount weeks in the year across all Arcadia brands.
  • A day off at Christmas to get on top of the shopping
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Exclusive access to regular sample sales just for our employees