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Product Compliance Specialist

Location: Camden
Company: Ted Baker
Ted Baker
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Ted’s Guide to what the Product Compliance Specialist does around here…

Ted’s Mission Statement
Our Mission is to build a successful company through the creation of a leading designer brand. By conducting ourselves in an efficient and courteous manner and by maintaining Ted’s high standards and integrity, we pride ourselves in always being in a position to satisfy the needs of our customer. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: ‘Would Ted do it that way?’**

Where does this role fit within Ted’s Team?
Ted Baker is passionate about creating beautiful lifestyle products with intricate details. If you share our love of fashion and have a proven in-depth understanding of testing and compliance regulations, this position could be for you. You would be working within the Production department, developing Ted’s in-season testing and compliance program across Men’s wear, Women’s wear and Accessories. You will need to be an excellent communicator in order to clearly explain technical testing requirements to multiple stakeholders internally and externally.

Reporting to: The Production Director, Senior Head of Production Operations, Heads of Production, Production Managers and the Brand Protection and Facilitator Manager.

Main responsibilities

  • Keeping abreast of new regulations and legal requirements and updating the Ted Baker MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substance List) when required for Russia, China, Saudi and Egypt.

  • Ensuring that Ted Baker’s supplier base is up to date with the latest information on Testing/Compliance.

  • Working closely with our nominated testing houses on maintaining and refining the Ted Baker MRSL and Testing Specifications.

  • Overseeing the company’s in-season testing program; working closely with teams in all departments to monitor budgets and performance.

  • Conduct testing team meetings, provide guidance to delegates and update managers with progress.

  • Building a strong relationship with Intertek to ensure Test Report analysis and team guidance is communicated across the relevant Depts.

  • ISO 9001 compliance and understand of further requirements for new markets

  • Deliver product testing training to new production team members.

  • Research and update testing and labelling requirements, to ensure compliance in all global territories.

  • Provide regular testing updates and reports.

  • Attending new season product risk assessments, providing testing guidance and selecting high risk products for spot checks.

  • Ensuring visibility on new markets and giving guidance prior to trading.

Tools of the trade…

  • Experience in a similar testing and compliance position.

  • Knowledge of REACH, PROP 65 and international regulations within the Fashion industry.

  • Intermediate level – Microsoft Office programmes.

  • CIMS, AX and PLM systems (full training will be given).

Personal Traits….

  • Excellent communication skills and working with external teams.

  • Good organisational and administrative skills.

  • Ability to prioritize workload efficiently.

  • Pro-active.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team.

  • Flexible.

  • Outgoing and confident.

Ted Baker is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

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