Junior Product Developer 2024

Type: Trainee
Region: North West

We are looking for an ambitious, highly motivated and passionate Junior Product Developer to join our in-house “Own Brand” Design Centre team at Footasylum. We are home to multiple brands across men’s, women’s, kid’s and accessories.

This Role gives great opportunity to the right candidate to work on Footasylum’s “own brands” such as Zavetti Canada, KWD, Alessandro Zavetti and many more.

The team

We are a rapidly growing team of diverse talented individuals with a passion for all things fashion. Our aim is to help create an environment where you can achieve, progress and develop. You will be supported in your journey, and we will celebrate your progression with you.

The Product Development Team functions as a part of the larger Design Centre and we work extremely closely with Apparel Design, Buying and Merchandising.

Responsibilities

  • Working to a critical path to ensure that the development process is smooth and that the ex-factory dates are maintained.
  • Liaising with factories to chase in lab dips, strike offs, samples etc. and checking submissions alongside senior members of the team.
  • Assist and learning with product developer’s guidance and ensuring that the products follow all safety standards and meet minimum requirements on testing. Understand grade rules across all categories.
  • Visit the warehouse regularly to undertake QC checks.
  • Assist with measuring & sending comments on own brand samples across men’s, women’s, juniors and accessories.
  • QC bulk production and feedback to factories, responsible for keeping QC log up to date by liaising with all relevant teams.
  • Responsible for creating AQL inspection sheets and measurement sheets for 3 rd party inspections (EKOL) and updating master AQL sheets for factories.
  • Responsible for ensuring all photo samples and SMS are arranged when needed and logged correctly.
  • Send parcels with trims/ submissions/samples to factories for the team.

About you

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 1-2 years previous experience within the Highstreet Fashion Industry working across Mens, Ladies, Juniors and accessories. This role is office based but you will be required to travel to our warehouse to undertake QC checks.

You must have excellent organisation skills to aid with general day to day responsibilities such as including organising samples, archiving old samples & creating/removing submission files.

  • You should be self-motivated and have good time management with the ability to adapt and work to tight deadlines and delivers results within specified time frames
  • A pro-active approach and being able to show initiative are essential.
  • A positive attitude to aid great working relationships with colleagues.

Why Footasylum?

We are one of the leading omni-channel retailers across the UK, but more than that we are a brilliant place to work. We value you and your development. We have loads of examples of people moving upwards, across to other departments and given training to excel their personal and professional skills.

Our aim to create a fun environment, where your success is paramount to ours and you are given the right tools, support and platform to achieve your goals.

Diversity

We recognise and value the importance of diversity to help make sure we have lots of different perspectives when we are building products and services. We know that this will help us build useful and accessible things which our customers will love.

This is great news for our business. Diversity for us is also, importantly, about designing happy teams full of people that want to learn and want to be inspired by each other and our different experiences.

Recruitment process

We review applications on an individual basis, and if we feel you would be a good fit we’ll invite you for a call or Teams video for an informal chat about the role, and to see if we’re a good fit for you.

We value open and honest conversations and collaboration, giving you a chance to learn about what we are doing in an informal and friendly environment. We want to know about you and why you feel that this is the opportunity for you.

Life at Footasylum

No two days are the same. We encourage autonomy, creativity, imagination and ambition to be fuelled by the core principle that we create an environment for our colleagues to be successful.

People who are motivated by being part of a successful team, whilst having the opportunity to express their passion and make a difference are who we want. We have a high performing, energetic environment and we want you to be a part of it. Sound like something you want to be a part of? 

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