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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
Active Footwear Designer
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Product

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Active Footwear Designer is responsible for the footwear design of our Adults Active category. Researching trends and creating compelling new footwear concepts that meet the brand strategic priorities, category product briefs & seasonal design direction, set by the CDO and Senior Management Team.

The Active Footwear Designer is responsible for:

(A) Design Responsibilities:

  • Design solutions that are consumer & brand relevant and result in industry defining footwear.
  • Maintain design consistency through the product line from the direction outlined by the CDO.
  • Create concept boards and supporting artwork to illustrate the design concept, theme & product story.
  • Present and communicate creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Approach design with an agile dynamic perspective to bring fresh ideas to the process.
  • Researcg & identify future technologies, trends & opportunities.

(B) Technical Responsibilities:

  • Present ideas as hand-drawn sketches to digital presentations (rendered flat line, flat patterns, 2D/3D, technical drawings etc).
  • Present designs with sustainability at the centre, consistently evaluated against the V-Matrix.
  • Create technical drawings to represent construction information, ensuring accurate interpretation by development.
  • Research functional criteria for product to identify functionality benchmarks and work closely with development to test, evaluate and validate designs to these.

(C) Brand & Product Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Participate in creation of annual and long-term creative direction strategies.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to ensure holistic storytelling & end-to-end creative excellence from sell-in to sell-out.
  • Work with athletes and customers as a professional representative of the brand to gather insight & product feedback.
  • Prepare seasonal design presentations for seasonal sales confrence and other key events.

(D) Responsibilities within the team:

  • Build close cross functional relationships built on honesty & transparency for effective information flow.
  • Meet design deadlines and deliverables.
  • Ability to lead projects and meet key deadlines, operating in a fast pace, ever changing work environment.

(E) Responsibilities for Company Sustainability:

  • Partnering with the Active footwear developers & Sustainability Manager to ensure all environmental & product claims are verified with material vendors, prior to marketing/ecommerce product briefings.

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

 

Job Title
Digital Design and Supply Chain Analyst (KTP Associate)
Location
London, United Kingdom

ROLE OVERVIEW

An exciting opportunity has become available to work full time on a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to implement the strategic changes necessary to drive the shift to a localised and sustainable UK-based manufacturing and supply chain model. This will be achieved by improved strategic management, high-productivity supply chain best practices, additive manufacturing capability, quality assurance, together with efficient, circular business model for making personalised footwear.

Employed and supported by a team of academic experts from the university, this post will be based at home and partially at the Vivobarefoot Ltd's premises in London. The position will also require occasional travels abroad.


Requirements:

-A sound understanding of supply chain and operations management, as well as good quantitative skills.

-Experience and knowledge of new product development strategies, manufacturing and engineering processes and the use of digitalisation technologies within these concepts.

-Demonstrable technical skills concerning the development of new processes in manufacturing organisations, with experience of the digitalisation of industry sectors.

-Understanding of agile methodologies and practical experience of delivering products using agile approaches.

-Excellent project management analysis and improvement techniques.

-Ability to test changes to manufacturing systems and feedback on improvements.

-Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

-Verbal and written communication skills to provide high level technically detailed reports and liaise across all levels and areas of the business in a timely manner.

-Ability to work cross-functionally and build strong stakeholder management.

-Ability to train and coach others on key business systems to embed continuous knowledge building.

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

 

Job Title
Inbound Coordinator.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Operations.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Vivobarefoot is growing fast and as it does, we are looking for someone to support our Logistics team with a focus on inbound shipments from factories to both warehouses and customers

The role will encompass all aspects of the supply chain activities from work required to enable the shoes to be despatched correctly, the despatch process, delivery and invoice reconciliation.

The Inbound Coordinator is responsible for:

- Monitoring shipments to ensure timely despatch from our factories across eCommerce, Wholesale and Distribution channels.

- Utilising Vivobarefoot systems (Netsuite) to create, monitor and report on movement of inventory from order creation through to shipping.

- Liaising with Vivobarefoot warehouses so that stock is receipted in accurately.

- Liaising with Distribution partners and factories / warehouses to provide updated on when partner stock will be collected.

- Creating ASNs to load into both warehouse partner systems before the stock arrives into the warehouses

- Once receipt confirmations are received from the warehouse, they will ensure stock is correctly reported on Netsuite and update duty and purchases with this info.

- Providing updates to the business on stock arrival and availability dates.

- Updating records so that all costs involved in the Inbound Supply chain are accounted for.

- Stock accounting for production.

- Providing cover for the Logistics Optimisation Manager coordinator when required.

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