New Look Jobs – Junior Technologist

Website New Look



L2 – Junior Manager

Closing Date:


Permanent / Fixed Term


Support Centre Location

London Office

More about the role

We’re New Look and we’ve been at the forefront of British high-street fashion since 1969. Over the last 50 years, we’ve grown to be a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-driven fashion for women, men, girls and boys.

Our passion is feel-good fashion at feel-good prices – and we truly believe that all starts with us. Our values inspire us every day: we play to win, we’re customer-obsessed and we work as one to give each and every one of our customers That New Look Feeling.

It’s a busy and exciting time for the brand and we’re on the hunt for a Junior Technologist to join our growing Qualtiy team.

The Role:

  • Take responsibility for fitting and sealing of jersey department
  • Maintain departmental quality, fit, testing and grading standards to uphold manual compliance with support from your manager
  • Work with design and supply base to develop product briefs, providing accurate measurement and fabric requirements
  • Risk assess product and supplier capabilities to ensure correct quality standards are achievable
  • Manage the product development process from first fit through to production, liaising with design, buying, merchandising, suppliers, franchise, international, supply chain and E-Commerce as required
  • Understand product construction and suitability for mass production
  • Understand how to adapt product to minimise costs
  • Negotiate effectively with suppliers to achieve desired quality and fit objectives
  • Ensure full understanding of packaging and labeling requirements to ensure consistency of brand and quality
  • Conduct regular New Look store visits to identify faults and action improvements
  • Monitor the market, identifying competitor advances in quality/ fit, and highlight to managers
  • Monitor and manage weekly faulty returns using weekly reports and highlight to suppliers and BMD
  • Review supplier compliance in a commercial manner to resolve DC on holds within 48 hours of ‘Supplier Compliance Authorisation’
  • Manage test reports through ‘Datalink’
  • Complete factory/ testing laboratory/ distribution center trips in line with departmental needs
  • Provide reporting on quality and fit at department level in order to identify which areas to focus improvements with support from your manager
  • To be responsible for the motivation and development of direct reports in your department

About You:

  • Able to conduct a fit session with support.
  • Able to measure a model confidently.
  • A strong eye and ability to develop a product range with a consistent fit and quality
  • Good influencing skills and resolution techniques
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Jersey Testing knowledge and understanding.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence the buying team and suppliers
  • An understanding of grading and sizing regulations
  • Numerical and analytical skills in order to review returns data.
  • An understanding of manufacturing faults and how to prevent going forward.
  • Understanding of supply chain issues, for example: lead times/ flexibility/ supplier capability
  • Understanding of labelling, packaging and presentation of a product to include legal compliance
  • The capability to perform under pressure and work in a fast paced environment
  • Degree level Fashion/ technical qualification plus two years of jersey technical experience

Why New Look?

The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes – there are so many reasons to love working at New Look. We prioritise development, offering training to support your progression, so you can be at your absolute best and achieve your goals. You’ll also receive these amazing benefits, to name only a few:

40% staff discount
Monthly 25% off privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy
Quarterly sample sales
Season ticket loans

While we’ve always championed our smarter working policy, COVID has shaken things up for us. Now, our colleagues balance their time between home and office, and always in accordance with government advice – we believe this is the best way to maintain a flexible but collaborative and social way of working.

Apply now to find out more.

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