As a Junior Technologist, you’ll work within the ASOS Non-Clothing Technical team, reporting to the Senior Non-Clothing Technologist. This is a highly collaborative role, where you’ll work closely with the Buying, Merchandising, Design, Digital and Fabric teams, and have the opportunity to get involved in a number of cross-departmental projects. It’s important that you are self-motivated and can take ownership of the responsibilities on your department. Aside from technical experience, organisational and analytical skills are essential, as are good time management and the ability to prioritise a busy workload.
ASOS is one of the UK’s top fashion and beauty destinations, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our values are to be authentic, brave, and creative, and we live and breathe these in everything we do.
The Technical team at ASOS are all about achieving the right product quality that not only looks great but fits well and is fantastic value for money. They work closely with the buying and merchandising teams and are a key support to our design and ethical depts. They are constantly striving to find ways to make sure all our products reach the customers looking the best they can. A desire to improve quality and fit, and the ability to work within a diverse team, build relationships at business and supplier level, and be able to think on your feet in such a fast-paced environment, are all essential to being a member of the ASOS Technical team.
What you’ll be doing…
Working closely with Buying, Merchandising, Design, Digital, Fabric and our supply base, you’ll need to draw on your solid understanding of the various fitting and manufacturing processes and costings
Supporting the Head of category to achieve ASOS KPIs, including right first-time sealing hit rate
Working with the Design/ Buying team to get a ‘right first time’ sample and improve sealing hit rate
Taking ownership of the fit, sealing and test report approval process.
Risk assessing product quality standards and production issues including safety, wearer trials, performance, minimum make standards and potential production issues.
Using lessons learnt, benchmarking through comparative shopping, working collaboratively with Digital & Fabric teams and suppliers to make sure ASOS Quality Standards are maintained.
Analysing quality issues and customer returns within your department, putting corrective action plans and workable timeframes in place.
Ensuring that Technical data on the supplier Extranet is up to date and accurate.
Ensuring that the correct block and fabric reference is selected during Design Brief stage prior to being sent to supplier.
Delivering Supplier Self Gold Seal status to ensure suppliers meet criteria for Self-Approval.
Supporting the Offshore Asos QC auditors regarding technical queries to ensure shipments are not delayed due to incorrect technical packs provided with the Gold Seal.
Responding to Customer complaints and queries.
A knowledge of chemical compliance regulations would be advantage but not essential.
Keeping up to date with industry innovations, networking internally and externally to identify opportunities.
We’d love to meet someone with…
Experience of working within a high street retailer.
Self-motivation and the ability to take the initiative and respond quickly to change.
Experience working with soft and hard accessories.
Strong communication and networking skills across all levels
Good working knowledge of MS Office
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships across the business and with suppliers
Reliable, flexible, and good at working within a fast-paced team
Strong organisational skills
Passionate about the role and maintaining high standards of quality and fit within your department(s)
What's in it for you?
Competitive salary, bonus, and pension matching
Life insurance, free private medical care, cycle to work scheme + more
A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you
Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes
25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again!
Free modern onsite gym, plus personal training, and wellness rooms
A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ‘Give A Week Away’ opportunities to visit our charity partners in India & company-wide celebrations to name just a few
Huge staff discounts and sample sales