U & I Recruitment Ltd

Yorkshire

COMPANY ADDRESS:

16 Castle Blvd, Nottingham NG7 1FL

COMPANY TELEPHONE:

0115 948 7979

VACANCY DETAIL:

The Company

Our client is the leading UK manufacturer of commercial fabrics for interiors, health, education, transport and retail. They are a global business with offices and clients around the world and have won a number of leading industry awards for their innovative and sustainable production. They now have an opportunity based in Yorkshire for a Technical Development Manager.

Technical Development Manager – The Role:

  • In conjunction with the Head of Technical set the technical vision and drive the 2-5-year strategy for the development process.
  • To understand fully the strengths and opportunities for improvement within the Group and support the Head of Technical.
  • In conjunction with the Creative Director, Design & Quality teams support the Head of Technical in taking responsibility for putting in place a technical strategy ensuring that the knowledge and understanding of the internal and external environment is adequate to support the decision-making process.
  • Successfully implement new products in line with published Critical Success Factors to deliver the Company’s continued Strategic Goals.
  • Provide assistance to the Head of Technical in the development of our technical vision, providing the relevant expertise and insight required.
  • Working collaboratively with insight provided from product management to help shape and create product opportunities into tangible market leading products.
  • Provide consistent support to the Head of Technical Development and Creative
  • To provide technical expertise and support from concept to feasible stages for all textiles within the business.
  • Work with the internal design, innovation and supply chain teams and suppliers in the sourcing of new and sourced product, ensuring technical performance and fitness for purpose.
  • Always be aware of legislative changes which could impact on fabric performance and share these changes with relevant personnel.
  • To manage the effective handover of technical projects to Product Management and Quality at feasible stage.
  • To share in the overseeing of the management and administration of environmental labels, ensuring all information is accurate and responsible for the Creation of Control Plans for new products.
  • To always ensure that innovation and environmental sustainability remains the focus of everything the business does.
  • Ensure all products are fit for purpose and meet the required performance specifications, environmental aspects, aesthetics and costs as the product development request details.
  • To write the manufacturing specifications of developed products and maintain accurate records of all developments for reference.
  • To ensure that information on manufacturing specifications, Scotweave, CMS and the Stage-gate system are accurate and up to date. decisions to lead and drive the new technical proposals, working in conjunction with design to agree and present collaboratively to Creative Director.
  • Together with the Head of Technical lead, drive and nurture collaborations with likeminded and industry recognised technical developers and companies who compliment and strengthen the business product range and ethos.
  • Represent and promote the business, when requested, at industry events, preparing and giving talks to customers promoting the Brand and with customers as appropriate acting as an ambassador.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Technical establish and develop relationships with influential creatives worldwide, maintaining contact and building relationships to gather the latest information on future product requirements.
  • To advise both external and internal customers on technical performance of products and provide expertise in line with individual customer requirements.
  • To ensure responses to customer enquiries and documentation pertaining to sustainability are answered correctly and efficiently by the Technical Development Team.
  • Advise and guide marketing on technical matters ensuring accurate information is provided.
  • Show an expert understanding of the global textile market and make informed

The Candidate:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels as will be interacting with all areas of the business
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organised and methodical approach, with time management skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Hands on approach to work
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Excellent colour acuity
  • Technical textile expertise and education.
  • In depth technical knowledge of fibres, yarns, constructions and finishes.
  • Drive and energy with an ability to inspire, lead and motivate others.
  • The ability to work independently with passion and drive whilst demonstrating high levels of resilience and energy.
  • Strong, successful and proven interpersonal skills utilised for effective communication internally and externally.

The Package:

  • Highly competitive package that reflects the position.

Please note that due to the anticipated interest in this role only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the u&i Recruitment GDPR Policy

Please send your CV to jor@uandirecruitment.co.ukor call 0115 948 7979

01484 346500

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