Production, Technical & Wholesale

Ladies Footwear Technologist & Designer

I have an exciting part time (3 days a week) role for a Ladies Footwear Technologist + Designer with a cool fashion brand that targets a very specific and niche market. Influential, focussed and stylish, the company is filled with hard working, driven and sociable individuals that are dedicated to the brand and making their target customer feel fabulous.

The Role:

  • Design Ladies shoes and boots for a commercial, fashionable premium high street customer base

  • Measure and check samples before fitting, providing clear oral instructions to the tech/buyer during fit meetings

  • Use existing technical paperwork for typing up fit notes and communicate clearly written fit comments and digital photographs to suppliers after fit meetings

  • Standardise the footwear grading with suppliers so that it is appropriate to EU/UK/US markets and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the Lasts that are available

  • Liaise with suppliers to manage fit samples, production issues and ensure that production samples are correct to sealers, graded specs, packing and labelling to avoid delivery delays

  • Develop the shoe manual, advising/updating quality standards and factory audits/visits

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience designing Ladies Footwear alongside exceptionally strong technical skills

  • Proficient use of Photoshop/Illustrator

  • Good time management to work within deadlines on the critical path

  • Ability to work well within a close knit, friendly team as well as communicate with suppliers in the Far East

  • Proactive, solution-oriented individual who can be relied on to approach their role with a can-do attitude

  • Social, outgoing and positive

What you will get in return:

  • Salary of up to £27k dependent on experience

  • Clothing allowance OR Duvet Day

  • Cycle to work scheme/Season ticket loan

  • Free breakfast

  • Several other great perks!


Shabnam Choudhary

If this Ladies Footwear Technologist & Designer role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference 57759/002_1543425469.