Our Client, one of the UK most respected Brands/Retailers renowned for their quality, are recruiting for a senior position, responsible for all compliance both Environmental and Chemical across Apparel and Textiles. This important strategic position will be reporting to a Technical Director and has an operational and strategic scope and key in supporting business decisions in an ambassadorial capacity.
Evaluate the performed chemical tests on products in the shoe, accessories and textile areas. Lead the selection of relevant chemical tests for all products.
Responsible person for the internal brands support and external laboratories communication to ensure a smooth process with all relevant stakeholders.
Share planning tests with suppliers and third parties.
You will pursue open cases and communicate with interfaces.
Provide input to senior managers, business unit leaders for the seasonal quality checks and suppliers evaluation.
Responsible for projects and for the preparation of manual guides.
You will work closely together with product teams, laboratories, quality checks teams and suppliers.
You learned your skills during a successful technical university degree in the clothing or leather field or comparable qualification (textile / industrial / chemical engineer)
Understanding ZDHC, SAC, Higg.
You've have been working for at least 5 years in the quality safety, product safety for textiles and shoes, laboratory assistance or similar and built up a wealth of knowledge for yourself.
You really know your way around European restrictions and legal provisions on the topics product safety, product compliance and sustainability.
ou possess a good understanding for chemical fundamentals and standards.
Excellent technical knowledge and assertiveness with supplier communication belong to your strengths.
Excellent presentation skills.
Your very good analytical and problem-solving skills are second to none.
A good understanding of Textile Dyeing and finishing.
Work and understand a fast-changing environment.
As part of an international team, communicating with your colleagues and also with external stakeholders and NGO’s.