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Textile Specialist

(Sustainable) Textile Specialist 

WANTED.
Designer.
 
In the Ecco leather Design Studio in Dongen (NL), we are looking for a Leather Designer to develop & design new leather collections.
ECCO Leather owns and operates four tanneries. Two tanneries are located in Dongen, the Netherlands: ECCO Tannery Holland (ETH) and ECCO Tannery Netherlands (ETNL).
The job includes the responsibility of designing both an innovative & a commercial Leather range, for all the Ecco leather Clients and collaborative platforms.
You will be working in a Studio with many likeminded colleagues, in a fast pace environment. Are you a highly creative, energetic and enthusiastic designer, and would like to join our team, then please contact HR-eccoleather@ecco.com

WANTED.

Designer.

 

In the Ecco leather Design Studio in Dongen (NL), we are looking for a Leather Designer to develop & design new leather collections.

ECCO Leather owns and operates four tanneries. Two tanneries are located in Dongen, the Netherlands: ECCO Tannery Holland (ETH) and ECCO Tannery Netherlands (ETNL).

The job includes the responsibility of designing both an innovative & a commercial Leather range, for all the Ecco leather Clients and collaborative platforms.

You will be working in a Studio with many likeminded colleagues, in a fast pace environment. Are you a highly creative, energetic and enthusiastic designer, and would like to join our team, then please contact HR-eccoleather@ecco.com

About us

ECCO is a major manufacturer of shoes and leathers with an annual revenue of more than EUR 1,3b, employing more than 21.000 people and producing more than 20m pairs of shoes annually, with a  global production footprint. Applied Research ECCO ensures ECCO is a few steps ahead  of time when it comes materials and technologies for footwear.

 

Position description

Applied Research ECCO is building a team whose activities rely on principles of sustainability and circular economy. The team focuses on textiles that introduce sustainable advantage, textile dyeing/finishing, upcycling of side streams from leather and shoe manufacturing, carbon footprint behind a range of materials and processes, new fibrous materials from renewable sources, bioplastics ,  We are looking for a textile specialist who would contribute shaping and expanding ECCO’s sustainability activities. The new colleague will be based in our leather factory in Dongen, the Netherlands.

 

Responsibilities

  • Scouting of new technologies related to textile yarns and fabrics
  • Initiating and managing projects related to low-carbon footprint materials and tools in textiles and footwear manufacturing
  • Designing and conducting experiments related to material/textile testing
  • Ensuring textile yarn/fabric quality in areas such as strength, durability, colour fastness, and water, chemical and mold resistance
  • Establishing collaborations with external partners in both industry and academia
  • Regular and systematic reporting of R&D activities
  • R&D activities beyond textiles field, within overall department’s project map

 

Requirements

  • Deeply-exploratory and goal-driven mindset
  • Master’s degree in Textile Engineering/Textile Technology or related field
  • 5+ years of work experience in R&D in textile industry, preferably in yarn/fabric finishing
  • High level of technical knowledge and strong practical skills
  • Solid insights in textile certifications preferable
  • True team player
  • Frequent travels

 

Due to legal restrictions we can only accept applicants from within the European Union.


AT A GLANCE

Department Applied Research & Innovation

Location Dongen (The Netherlands)

Advertised 05. February 2020

 
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