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Global Supply Chain

Footwear Technologist

Dr. Martens is a globally recognisable and culturally influential British brand, with over 60 years of rich heritage. As brand custodians, we are lucky to work for a dynamic, thriving, and ethical business, with people from diverse backgrounds, who bring their true selves to work, and where anyone can grow their career.

We are guided by three core values that are at the heart of everything we do: be yourself, act courageously, and show you care. They make us who we are and inspire us to push boundaries, embrace our individuality, and stand up for what's right.


The Footwear Technologist sits as a member of the Global Sourcing team, ensuring our footwear products are fit for purpose in terms of fit, comfort and durability.

Your role will be to manage the fitting and grading process during commercialisation and bulk production, working within our Go-to-Market critical path framework. You will be working closely with the Product Developers, Sourcing Management team, offshore T1 suppliers, influencing accordingly to ensure the appropriate fit for bulk production. You’ll be the go-to person who will ensure all pattern related queries are answered and maintain the Dr. Martens pattern library.

As our Footwear Technologist, you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the creation, amendment and grading of new patterns at the T1 suppliers, ensuring adherence to DM Design & Development principles of fitting.
  • Coordinating the foot fitting of all new DM footwear products, calling fit samples across key sizes, do the manual fitting, document and report the results and problem solve any issues that arise prior or during bulk tooling (T3-T4).
  • Maintaining the Dr. Martens pattern library, ensuring all patterns of our continuous and new products are checked and filed accurately, containing all relevant information and documentation, and is up-to-date and in the correct place.
  • Controlling the use and exchange of patterns between DM and the T1 suppliers ensuring consistency across the supply base and adherence to the DM icon base patterns.


Put simply, for this role the key things we’re looking for are:

  • You’ll be a Technologist, ideally with experience working in the footwear industry & with an understanding of the manufacturing process.
  • Experience with CAD CAM system and pattern cutting.
  • This is a fast-paced role working to tight deadlines, so you’ll be comfortable working at pace and maintaining accuracy in your work.
  • Great relationship management that delivers results through effective teamwork
  • You’ll be a proud custodian to our DM’s culture, embodying what we stand for and encouraging others to do the same.
  • You’ll help build a highly engaged team – ensuring a collaborative culture and providing guidance & support to other team members.


  • Welcome to the family free pair of docs
  • 65% off all docs
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year

Are you ready to fill your boots? Apply now.

At Dr. Martens, we are committed to creating an environment where we can all be proud to work and be our best. Part of this commitment is being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and age.

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