Innovation and Sustainability Technician

Job Posted: 3rd November 2022

Location: Bridge of Weir 


Role Purpose

The purpose of the Innovation and Sustainability Technician is to conduct hands on development of new leather products and properties for the sustainable interiors of our current and future customers. This is to support our aim of embedding the Company as global leader in sustainable innovations.


Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in developing innovative leather types and properties based on customer feedback, consumer preferences, regulatory drivers to support the Company's strategic ambition
  • Liaise with the Technical and Production teams to organise research and development (R&D) activity
  • Create and maintain accurate logs of work and studies conducted
  • Supporting the Innovation Technologists with timely and accurate presentation of research proposals, reports, charters and exploitable project outcomes (prototypes)
  • Presentation of content for the innovation "hub" magazine: for board and Company distribution
  • Attend and contribute to innovation workshops with multifunctional groups
  • Ensure the Company’s sustainability credentials are maintained, and provide data to underpin proactive internal and external campaigns to challenge the status quo in all aspects of sustainability
  • Collect environmental results and compliance to support the Head of Innovation and Sustainability (I&S in developing practical solutions for implementation
  • Provide input for the quarterly board report content containing innovation and environmental data
  • Prepare content for external dissemination
  • Prepare successful funding applications with external bodies to underpin the R&D
  • Build a network and contacts to assist in production development.

Experience Desired

  • Qualification or experience in leather manufacturing


Key Competencies Required

Attention to detail

  • Consistently provide accurate, complete, and quality work and information.
  • Demonstrate brilliant execution by delivering work on time, being thorough, and applying high standards to everything you do.


  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and show commitment to outstanding teamwork.

Drive for results

  • Deliver against targets in a way which is fast, agile and in line with our Company values


  • Achieve results by prioritizing workload, effective time management, and showing efficiency with resources available.
  • Show energy and determination to drive action through to completion


  • Doing it before being asked


  • Create new and improved products/ways of getting the job done

Problem solving

  • Demonstrate drive to make a positive difference to business performance.
  • Recognise where problems may arise and suggest preventative measures.
  • Always seek valid information to solve and eliminate root causes of problems/ issues

Risk management

  • Ensuring that risk taking is balanced and in line with the company values


Key Relationships

  • Head of Innovation and Sustainability
  • Innovation Technologists
  • Innovation Technologist Manager
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Product Development Team


How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to

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