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THE BRAND VIVOBAREFOOT

Vivobarefoot make the best barefoot shoes in the world. Created without compromise around our patented Pure Barefoot Technology, our products are the epitome of ancient wisdom with modern technology. Designed in London, with a sole for every terrain, to live your life barefoot - 24/7. Driven by a passion for healthy movement in all its forms, Vivobarefoot will not stop until the world comes back to its natural senses and starts moving again. Reconnecting feet with brains all over the world, with a growing army of medics, scientists, physios, and health professionals.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Vivobarefoot is an equal opportunities employer. Our vision is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly thrive. We know we have a long way to go and a lot to learn.

Every opportunity for recruiting a new member of the Vivobarefoot family should be an opportunity for us to introduce new perspectives, talent and skills into our workforce and our community. People of colour, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ communities, women and veterans, and people with a criminal record are all encouraged to apply for roles with Vivobarefoot. All applicants will be considered without regarding race, colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, sex, marital or parental status, gender identity, age or any other characteristics protected by law.

Job Title
Footwear Developer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Operations

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Footwear Developer is responsible for managing the development process from concept through to production with supply chain partners in Vietnam, China, Portugal, and Ethiopia. Developing product and that continuously raises the bar in terms of fit, function, and materials.

 

The Footwear Developer is responsible for:

- Collaborating with Design, the Development and Commercialisation Manager and our Manufacturing Partners to provide technical guidance on new development & innovation support, highlight risks and potential challenges and suggest alternatives where possible.

- Communicate new briefs and product changes to global supply chains.Maintaining high awareness of the Critical Path to ensure information and samples are sent according to the seasonal timeline.

- Proposing cost saving options at each sample round to ensure that products are developed to target FOB wherever possible.

- Working to continuously improve product quality and ensure that Vivobarefoot shoes are developed to the highest standards, protecting our brand USP (WTF).

- Maintaining, enhancing, and implementing the future material toolbox ensuring testing, research and due diligence is carried out in good time during product ideation.

- Oversee lab testing both for material and finished goods.

- Supporting Product and Sustainability with the mapping and disclosure of Supply Chain and Materials traceability for customers to access.

- Utilizing the V-Matrix to score new products each season and use the information to improve the product score season on season.

- Conducting fit and wear testing on all new products throughout the season, then adjust the style where required based on the feedback and use the data for continuous product improvement each season.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
UX Designer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Commercial - Techonlogy

ROLE OVERVIEW

The UX Designer role is a highly dynamic and creative role that will work closely with the ecommerce, marketing and product teams to create, translate and enhance our online stores and experiences. The ideal candidate proactively involves users and teams to develop their understanding of user pains and propose new ways to discover problem-solving dynamics.

The digital product team at Vivobarefoot uses innovation, insights, and operational excellence to steer our product vision across our ecommerce sites.Therefore, this role should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems.

 

The UX Designer is responsible for:

- Conducting concept and usability testing and gather feedback.

- Championing best practice of usability and user-centric design.

- Leading and supporting discovery of the project lifecycle, including workshops, user and stakeholder interviews, analytics, audits, persona creation and benchmarking.

- Developing wireframes, high fidelity experiences, interactive prototypes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively represent a solution.

- Informing the optimisation roadmap through qualitive audits of the the current vs future digital experiences to increase performance and customer engagement.

- Facilitating workshops and design sprints with different teams

- Planning, designing and moderating usability tests, interviews and surveys

- Translating metrics, company goals and objectives into digital experiences

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.

 

Job Title
Technical Business Analyst.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Commercial - Techonlogy

ROLE OVERVIEW

Vivobarefoot is a global, fast growing, and fast-paced digital brand looking for a Technical Business Analyst to help accelerate our growth. Our technology needs are expanding as we embark on an ambitious roadmap to integrate and empower the core systems that power our business, from our ecommerce platform to ERP systems, and scale a best in class direct to consumer brand with strong data and business intelligence capabilities at is core and deliver compelling user experiences in a digital setting.

 

As the Technical Business Analyst, you will play a crucial role in the delivery of the Digital, Business Systems and IT roadmaps. You will be responsible for providing the analysis function of all strategic Technology projects ensuring projects are delivered in keeping with the key requirements you will have identified with relevant stakeholders.

You will be a customer focused digital, data and technology professional with experience helping digital brands in retail space grow. A strategic thinker with exceptional delivery credentials, you will turn our vision into a reality, delivering a digital, data and technology strategy that enables us to scale effectively. We are a small organisation with a significant reach, so you will need to be an all-rounder, team player, who is willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done and able to deliver a lot with a little. A clear communicator and accomplished relationship builder, you will excel when working in partnership with a range stakeholders and external partners.

Above all, you will be a credible, inspiring, and pragmatic technology professional, with a collaborative style and an aptitude for sharing and embedding best practice, ensuring that we maintain data and technology compliance whilst embracing opportunities to innovate.

In return, you will be part of a great brand on an exciting journey, you will be given autonomy, solve strategic challenges, and get exposure to and experience with a range of technology applications from core systems to customer facing.


The Technical Business Analyst is responsible for:

- Design and facilitate workshops, stakeholder interviews, discovery activities to elicit requirements/user stories from stakeholders.

- Validate user stories using research, data, and customer insight to make informed decisions on priorities and focus.

- Capturing and documenting all requirements for strategic Technology projects.

- Working with delivery partners to ensure requirements are understood and broken down correctly for functional delivery.

- Managing and influencing senior stakeholder alignment and communication at various levels across multiple business areas and divisions

- Conducting gap analysis work on potential solutions.

- Working across the Technology department both internally and externally to ensure successful product delivery.

- Ensuring the requirements captured are structured in a concise and coherent way to feed into the development process.

- Supporting the delivery of strategic Technology projects.

- Assessing the 3rd party product solution.

To find out more about the position and apply follow the link here.