Garment Technologist (Footwear) - Dorothy Perkins

London

Who we are:

Fashion isn’t just what we know, it’s what we love. With signature prints, seasonal must haves, wardrobe essentials and pieces for every occasion, our collections are exciting, feminine, versatile and affordable. Dorothy Perkins is for every woman: our clothes come in sizes 6 to 28 with dedicated Tall, Petite, Plus Size and Maternity collections, all with a focus on a feminine, flattering fit. With an extensive selection of shoes, boots, bags and accessories, you can find the perfect finishing touches at DP. Plus, with weekly in-store updates and daily online drops, there’s always something new to discover.

We already know a thing or two about making our customer feel great but that doesn’t stop us constantly looking for new ways to drive the business forwards. Dorothy Perkins is full of passionate people who like to work hard and love what they do and we are always on the lookout for talented people who want to make a difference.

As well as our Retail and Digital channels, our International presence continues to grow with our Wholesale and Franchise partnerships - If you want to be part of our dynamic, global business.

The Role:

We currently have a vacancy within our Technical Team here at Dorothy Perkins. The purpose of the role is to assure quality of Dorothy Perkins Footwear in conjunction with Buyer, Designer and Merchandiser.

 

Day to Day:

  • Work with Buying & Merchandising to establish optimum product value
  • Strive to reduce customer returns by reviewing on a monthly cycle and actioning any changes with suppliers
  • Establish effective working relationships with suppliers to drive and support product development
  • Work with suppliers to achieve and/ or maintain QA/DA status
  • Conduct supplier reviews on a 6 monthly basis
  • Liaise with the DC on a daily basis with regards to QC holds and communicate issues quickly and effectively to B&M teams and suppliers
  • Identify and analyse any problems, propose solutions and make logical decisions
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide variety of people including B&M, suppliers and the technical team
  • Strive for continual improvement and promote the technical team

Must Haves:

  • Experience within a retail/manufacturer environment within flat, heel, boots and wide fit areas across fabric, leather and non-leather fabrications.
  • Knowledge and construction of bags would be advantageous
  • Commercially aware with a solid understanding of the high street
  • Conversant with fabric testing as well as fitting and sealing
  • Can demonstrate initiative, problem solving and negotiation skills

The exciting Part

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.