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Product Technologist – Homeware – Hybrid Working (TGN4462) – Excellent Salary DOE

Product Technologist – Homeware – Hybrid Working (TGN4462) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester – Hybrid

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4462

The Company:

Due to substantial growth across the business an opportunity has now become available within our established and close-knit Technical Department. Reporting to the Technical Manager, this is an exciting role for an experienced Product Technologist to work with a hugely sought after and exciting homeware product, you will have relevant experience across e.g., textiles, clothing, homewares.

To excel within this role, you will possess a keen eye for detail, be willing to get stuck into a physical role and be willing to work to tight deadlines through prioritising your time effectively.


This role is hybrid 3 days in the office, 2 days at home.

The Role:

  • Management of supplier audits from onboarding to ongoing across suppliers based in China, India, and EU
  • Follow up corrective action plan to ensure all sites have acceptable audits Ethical trade membership management
  • Developing and reviewing policies
  • Advising relevant parties on compliance with regulation
  • Evaluating new product designs to support the buying team throughout the new product development and existing product reviews
  • Identify the relevant safety, testing, and certification requirements for products
  • Product sealing process from initiating the sample production to gold seals
  • Product specification management
  • Critical Path and tracker management- Responsible for updating the trackers and Critical Path, managing any issues with the relevant teams and ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • Due diligence and non-compliance product inspections
  • Investigate and manage customer complaints
  • Analyse product returns to highlight and address quality issues
  • Vendor Management- communication with vendors is key to achieving results and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Strong communication and Negotiation skills required

Skills Required:

  • Product Technologist role within a relevant sector e.g., textiles, clothing, homewares
  • Excellent communication across multifunctional departments and negotiation skills
  • A meticulous eye for detail, good organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of product manufacturing, testing, and sealing
  • Experience in Ethical Audits (SMETA and BSCI)
  • Familiar use of SEDEX and ETI Base code
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Happy to help attitude and willingness to succeed
  • A desire for continuous improvement
  • A willingness to work flexibly with possible travel overseas
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