Junior Technologist

Ref: MON11184
Salary: competitive
Department: Buying
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We are looking for a Junior Technologist to support the technical team to deliver efficient technical processes and drive product quality across children’s garments and accessories. Through collaboration, with buying and design you will also help to ensure the products developed, are technically feasible and in line with pricing structure. In addition, you will provide ongoing technical input across all teams on a day to day basis.

What will you do as a Junior Technologist?  

  • Develop an understanding of technical capability of suppliers through product assessment, dialogue/processes and supplier/factory visits.
  • Raises issues with line manager and develops approach to address these.
  • Ensure adherence to the required sealing process from initial prototype to production sign off (including critical path adherence and management).
  • Work with design/buying teams during product development to get as many samples ‘right first time’ as possible.
  • Support the Risk Assessment process to ensure product feasible, safe and legal products.
  • Work with suppliers to help understand the most cost effective production methods to deliver the required quality standards.
  • Ensure all products are effectively managed through the appropriate testing and care /safety labelling requirements including the management of new fabrics/ components as well as the collection of all sustainable credentials.
  • Understand block / size requirements on relevant category and ensure they are consistently applied across all products (clothing)
  • Actively adopt a Quality Assurance approach to all areas of role.
  • Driving product forward in terms of fit, construction and technical performance in order to meet customer expectations.
  • Alongside the Technologist, carry out regular market research for current / new products and labelling.
  • Manage and respond to issues highlighted by the DC, working with buying and merchandising teams as well as suppliers, to ensure any issues are resolved in a timely manner and a CAP put in place to ensure issues are eliminated for current and future product.
  • Liaise with offices to monitor production offshore
  • Review and ensure product compliance at category level

What will you need to succeed as our Junior Technologist?   

  • Proven experience at Assistant Technologist level
  • Degree educated or equivalent in recognised textile qualification
  • Proven experience product:  childrenswear and/or accessories, as appropriate, with an appreciation of the commercial requirements of trading
  • Experience of sustainable fabrics and certification
  • Passionate about Monsoon Accessorize product and getting the right quality product in stores for customers

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will be automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.


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