UK design brand Habitat is going through exciting times. With a fast-growing digital business and newly refurbished London flagship stores, it’s an exciting time to join this iconic business.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Technical Manager to join the team. Think this could be your perfect next step?
If so, you will be responsible for devising and delivering a clear, quality strategy for Habitat. Whilst managing a product range, you will also lead a team of 3 on a day to day basis, where implementing process and procedure will be crucial.
As a Senior Technical Manager, your duties will include:
Ensuring that Habitat technical standards are considered and effectively employed across all product ranges ensuring that all products are safe and fit for purpose.
Defining and implementing, appropriate product and supply compliance requirement guidelines for all product areas, brand and supply routes where appropriate.
Making sure suppliers are selected based on technical capability, lead time and cost, score cards are maintained and embedded in the product development and selection processes.
Managing the product development critical path in conjunction with Buyers and Merchandisers, so that products are delivered on time and to agreed costs and specifications whilst ensuring all internal stakeholders are kept informed of any quality issues that may affect this.
Initiating and developing new ideas and strategies that will effectively contribute to continuous product quality improvements across the ranges.
Ideally, your experience will include:
An in depth knowledge and appreciation of ISO9001.
Experience in a Retail or Manufacturing environment, direct sourcing, primarily from the Far East.
Experience of using management information to proactively inform customer centric solutions.
Confident working with ambiguity, able to make confident, clear decisions.
Results orientated and focused on driving business results competently in their area.
Ability to translate complex data and analysis into simple language for a wide range of stakeholders.