Technology Development Manager for Fashion Innovation Agency
The Fashion Innovation Agency (FIA) works with emerging technologies to help designers and brands change the way they make, sell or show their collections. The FIA is closing the gap between these industries through its understanding of the opportunities and challenges that exist. We are on a mission to rewire the industry and build truly digital designer businesses. Through our extensive network, the team initiates and facilitates partnerships to deliver projects that demonstrate use cases for emerging technologies that innovate current industry practice. The FIA is part of London College of Fashion, (LCF) and sits within the Business and Innovation unit. The FIA’s work is a fundamental part of LCF’s vision for Knowledge Exchange. It shares the findings of its projects with students and academic staff alike, shaping their understanding of the latest advancements in relevant technology. Our efforts strengthen LCF’s reputation as a leader within the Fashion-Technology sector.
Your role, as Technology Development Manager, will be to work closely with the Head of the FIA and the FIA Business Manager to develop and implement strategic, ground-breaking Fashion-Technology projects. You will be responsible for seeking out new opportunities within emerging technologies to create effective collaborations, strategically leveraging your existing networks to initiate new projects. Your role will involve formulating ideas for fashion-technology projects, preparing and delivering presentations, planning, managing and promoting FIA projects and events, to ultimately ensure that the FIA and LCF remain at the forefront of this dynamic sector.
To succeed, you need to be business-minded and be able to demonstrate that you are an expert in working with emerging technologies to deliver successful projects. You have a proven track record of working with immersive technologies (augmented/virtual/mixed realities), wearable technology, sensors and Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.
You can identify opportunities to use these emerging technologies within the fashion industry, by setting up and supporting strategic collaborations across the technology and fashion sectors. You can effectively develop partnership agreements; client proposals; and high-level documents. What’s more, you are a skilled project manager, who can manage multiple projects, develop critical path planning and analysis, and allocate resources effectively. Your expertise is built on a degree (or equivalent), and above all, you have a passion for fashion-technology, enjoy networking, have a proven track record of taking the initiative and supporting a team.
In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.
If you have any queries about this role, you may contact the LCF Staffing Team at email@example.com
Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.