Senior Technologist Home

  • Job Reference: 72386
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Employer: Marks and Spencer
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  • Location: London, Greater London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + Benefits
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

All the details

From Merchandising and Marketing - Product Development and Design, through to Supply Chain and Space Planning - our mission is to bring stylish wardrobe, home and beauty essentials to our customers via an easy, inspiring shopping experience online and in store that will delight them every time.

As we accelerate the transformation of our business to suit the changing needs of our customer, we need results-orientated colleagues that not only have a passion for our product, but a strong team working ethos, creativity and a healthy commercial aim to join us on our journey.

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Home team as a Senior Technologist for hard goods, you will manage category adherence to product safety, compliance, and ethical standards in line with legislation and corporate policy. Identify global industry innovation relevant to their category in line with market shifts and customer focused benefits and feed into the DPS. Deliver quality standards, innovation, and compliance

We have a flexible / hybrid approach - talk to us about part time or job share opportunities in this role, if its meaningful to you, its important to us.

Whats in it for you

Being a part of M&S is exactly that becoming a part and playing your part. Were an inclusive, dynamic, exciting, and always evolving business built on core values.

Here are some of the benefits we offer that make working for M&S just that little bit more special

  • 20% Colleague discount on most things from furniture, fashion and food.
  • A first-class welcome to M&S with a tailored induction and a wide range of training schemes to help with your learning and development. Having options to progress is something were proud of at M&S.
  • Attractive annual bonus, based on company performance and personal goals.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement with the potential to buy extra holiday days!
  • Amazing perks and discounts via our M&S Choices website. Including GymSave that offers up to 25% off Gym Memberships and the option to become an M&S Shareholder using our ShareSave & ShareBuy Schemes
  • Charity Volunteer Day A paid day away from work to support your chosen charity.
  • A very generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance

Every colleague at M&S has access to a fantastic range of wellbeing support this includes access to our 24/7 Virtual GP, PAM Assist to support you & your family & free access to the UnMind App as well as many other schemes

What youll do

Your key accountabilities will include

  • Drive quality standards across category and wider BU
  • Make recommendations/Input into Sourcing Strategy with knowledge of supply base manufacturing capabilities, supporting tender negotiations to ensure quality parameters are being met.
  • Manage own brand product compliance to by keeping up to date with technical, safety and legal requirements on existing product categories and setting these standards for new product categories
  • In the event of quality failure in the UK manage and co-ordinate with UK Offices, Supply Base, Agents and Sourcing Office colleagues to resolve quickly
  • Own technical product information in PLM system by delivering clear specifications on Tech packs working closely with design and buying

Who you are

Your skills and experience will include

  • Expert in the field of technology including manufacturing of product including fabric, raw materials and hard goods including fragrance
  • Significant experience driving product initiatives and technical standards
  • Capable of interpreting customer data (CIU, Bazaar Voice, QPIs, Customer RTMs) to shape future product development strategy
  • Experience of briefing and specifying direct design sourced product, working with Buying and Design teams to create Tech Packs
  • Passionate about product and driving innovation and newness

Everyones welcome

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. Thats why were revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. Theres never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.

Were an in-person business and have core collaboration days in our Support Centre each week. For most teams, this is 3 working days where we come together to collaborate, innovate, and serve our customers brilliantly.

We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.