Footwear Testing And Developer

in Solihull, West Midlands

As Gymshark Footwear Testing and Developer, you will have significant experience working within a Footwear Development, Testing and Design function. You will be comfortable operating in a dynamic and fast-changing environment with the ability to support the Innovation Director, Product Development and Testing Team in establishing a world-class product creation and management function within a business experiencing exponential growth. You will also be a natural team collaborator with the ability to engage, connect and influence across multiple functions. You are someone who is driven by Footwear Creation and its Materialization.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

The Footwear Developer role is responsible for:

  • Managing the product lifecycle from design concept to production of assigned categories within footwear
  • Leading the testing elements of the product lifecycle and maintaining product design and intent during its lifecycle
  • Working closely with Designers, Fit Technicians and the Materials team throughout the product creation process ensuring critical design features are followed. Attendance in all key cross-functional meetings, to help drive the process and ensure all cross-functional teams are aligned.
  • Maintaining and managing relations and everyday tasks with external partners such as factories, suppliers and external consultants in relevant fields
  • Contributing to the creation of timelines, calendars and assuring critical milestones are met
  • Partnering up closely with the production team on all production outcomes
  • Key understandings of footwear fitting, grading, construction and manufacture
  • Having the capability to create Technical Packages and manage interactions with factories and partners
  • Researching and presenting new materials, techniques and features, also taking the led into product research and innovation
  • Working with GSIQ Innovation/Testing team to deliver fully tested and validated product concepts and building briefs matching the criteria
  • Managing the direct development process between HQ and Tier1 partners in a collaborative, effective and result-oriented manner to achieve optimum results for your area of responsibility.
  • Inputting into optimizing the product lifecycle following Development and testing
  • Utilising testing and data insights to support the Innovation Director with the development of footwear design and strategy
  • Ensuring footwear design is aligned with the family of products and matches all the high standards of footwear testing methods

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Previous experience in a Footwear product development role
  • Previous experience within testing (footwear testing, component testing, biomechanical testing)
  • Solid Industry knowledge in regards to footwear manufacturing
  • The ability to efficiently manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in product construction/materials and techniques/component level
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other team members to deliver immediate tasks
  • You will need to be a self-motivated person, deadline-driven, being proactive, have a keen eye for detail, be result-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with great optimism.
  • Must be literate in applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Other Details

  1. Job Type Full Time
  2. Job Location 3 Central Blvd Shirley, Solihull B90 8AJ
  3. Category Research & Development
  4. Posted Posted 4 weeks ago
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