Product Technologist

Salary £28,000pa
Discipline Product and Trade
Contact NameCarole Wilson

We’re looking for an Product Technologist to join our Product team . Within this role you’ll join our Womenswear quality & fit team. working to ensure that our products exceed our customer expectations for Quality, Value and Performance, developing great fitting garment’s, ultimately driving product improvements, which in turn delivers a consistent fit to flatter the customer, regardless of size and age. 


What will you do as an Product Technologist at N Brown? 

  • Proactive in garment fit and development, to reduce sampling and improve lead times, helping to drive improved fit across the depts and achieve our goal for N Brown to be the market leader in fit. 
  • We are looking for someone who is inquisitive, enjoys embracing every challenge and using it as a learning opportunity and who enjoys problem solving, collaboration and working as part of a wider team. You’ll have an appreciation of quality and compliance standards and focus on continuous improvement as well as a good understanding of working with a wide-ranging supply base. 
  • Competent in garment fitting process. 
  • 2D Pattern knowledge required 
  • Proactively conduct benchmarking exercises for fit and sizing across competitors, demonstrating commercial awareness of external competition and use information to improve our fit/product offer and to enhance the customer shopping experience 
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, internally and externally. 
  • Drive exceptional quality for the customer, ensuring the product is on time and from the right supplier for the product type/ brand requirements to deliver product excellence. 
  • Show ability to engineer products to support net margin improvements for your dept. 
  • Evaluate Supplier for skill, abilities, lead times and quality of product achieved preparing reports and escalating issues for action and recommending improvements. 
  • Constantly review and improve Quality Standards in line with customer expectation, competitors and internal Quality guidelines 
  • Maintain testing and compliance standards and performance through supply base, reducing unplanned refurb and Return to manufacturer. 
  • Communication – engage with the wider business team both internal and external to drive Quality 
  • Analyse, understand, report and act upon customer feedback and returns metrics. 
  • Specify, review and act upon required Product Test, Chemical, environmental Compliance and product safety requirements. 
  • Monitor and maintain all product information on Critical Path and data file 

What skills and experience will you have? 

  • Technical clothing Degree or Industry Equivalent Qualification 
  • Minimum 2-3 years industry experience. 
  • Highly organised 
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude 
  • Excellent Time Management 
  • Excellent research skills 
  • Experience in new 2D/ 3D technologies would be an advantage but not essential. 
  • IT skills – competent in word, excel and power point 

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?


At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture. 

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible. 


What’s in it for you? 

  • Hybrid working 
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days 
  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave 
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate 
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution 
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services 
  • A range of financial wellbeing support 
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands 
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts! 
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance 
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice 

Ways of Working


We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, you’ll work 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, with the expectation would be 3 days per week in the office. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat! 

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you. 


Our promise to you:


We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?


As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!