Product Technologist

VMC Accessories Ltd
13 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Product Technologist

We are looking for a Technologist to join our team at VMC Accessories in Leek, Staffordshire. VMC are an innovative, forward thinking business, supplying the majority of UK Retailers with Fashion Accessories, Dress Up Costumes and Tech/Gadget Accessories.

Being one of the UK’s leading Children’s Licensed accessories suppliers the role offers exciting opportunities to fuel product innovation and improve the quality of our products whilst supporting our team in China.

The role is constantly developing and is likely to involve occasional travel to China.

VMC have returned some manufacturing back to the UK with knitted items being produced in our on site factory.

The role:

You will be part of a small technical team working closely with design, account management, QC and factories. Your role is to ensure products are developed and produced to a high quality and that they are fit for purpose, whilst meeting all the necessary applicable standards.

-Manage the sealing process – preparation and sample review

-Attend fit meetings with customers

-Maintain workbooks and communicate comments to Chinese factories

-Create size specifications

-Work with construction standards & technical manuals

-Carry out risk assessments

-Assess, manage, submit and review the testing of products

-Issue wash care and label information for packaging

-Monitor and record product status using the critical path

-Assess QC results and advise QC team on required actions

-Support wit factory compliance

This role will involve travel in the UK and China

You will report to the Technical & QA Manager

The candidate:

At least 2 years in a similar role

Ability to manage multiple tasks and to work to tight deadlines

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent time management and organisational skills

Knowledge/Understanding of:

-BS 7907 Code of Practice for the Design & Manufacture of Children’s Clothing

-EN71 Safety of Toys


-Construction & manufacturing methods

-Pattern cutting

-Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Permanent or Temporary role considered for the right candidate

Salary dependent on experience

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