Product Technologist [UK, Brighton, Hybrid]

Product Technologist - Lifestyle & Packaging

The KILLSTAR brand is an invitation for people to explore, discover, and become who they are. We help affirm this invitation by creating an inclusive, supportive environment where our team members are embraced exactly as they are.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating products and packaging, and has an eagerness to work as part of a talented product team. The ideal candidate would be someone who is looking for the next step in their career, possesses a great eye for detail, is organised and demonstrates excellent communication skills. 

In this role, you will be working independently, but as part of a wider product team based in our Brighton Studio. You will work together with Designers, Product Developers, Production & Compliance experts to smoothly guide the running of new products and their packaging from conception to production. This role is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is looking for a chance to expand the diversity of their product knowledge, have freedom to creative problem solve and grow within a dynamic team. If this sounds like you, please read on! 

What You’ll Do:

  • Take 2D designs from ideas into real, usable products our customers will love.
  • Create specs, advising techniques and finishes, research solutions and market trends, and testing samples for usability, with your focus being on homeware and hard goods.
  • Partnering with our Compliance Team to understand legal requirements, ensuring the critical path is updated accordingly, and communicating the changes directly to stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for what the customer receives regarding packaging and presentation, always aiming to find creative solutions to suit practical and aesthetic needs.
  • Working across all products, you will maintain our brand identity through owning the approvals of polybags, swing tags, box packaging, and woven labels in partnership with the Product Development team; ensuring that this is precise, elevated, and demonstrates the brand's aesthetic across all lifestyle products and categories. 
  • Work closely with our Production and Compliance Teams to ensure our packaging is up to date with all required labels and is understanding and improving on issues as they arise.
  • Create processes and best practices for in-house testing to ensure products are suitable for final use.
  • Assess and partner with suppliers to identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks, making recommendations and evaluations to build our supply chain.
  • Attend relevant meetings regarding seasonal development, trade, and sourcing.
  • Conduct research new product categories as they arise in development.


Who You Are:

  • Knowledgeable: you are someone who has a passion for product and is constantly growing their knowledge.
  • An Agile Learner: you are someone who is hungry to learn new categories and product types, and sees failure as an opportunity.
  • Adaptable: you are adaptable to change and able to drive new ways of working and conducting activities. You have a can do attitude, are a solution finder and aren’t intimidated by new challenges.
  • Solid Decision Maker: your solutions and suggestions are based on wisdom, critical thinking, experience, and sound judgement. You are excited by working as part of a dynamic and creative team, and are able to communicate and work with multiple stakeholders to produce the best possible outcomes.
  • Collaborative Negotiator: you can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups, settle differences with minimum noise, and win concessions while empowering relationships.
  • Versatile: you look toward the broadest possible view of any challenge, and have broad-ranging personal and business interests and pursuits. 
  • Reliable Communicator: you are good about keeping people updated, and your written and verbal communication is clear and concise.

Your Experience Includes:

  • Are proficient in Adobe Suite including but not limited to Illustrator, In-Design, and Photoshop.
  • Are proficient at developing detailed, multi-sided CADs and technical drawings.
  • Have proficient experience in using Microsoft Office including Excel.
  • Have experience within the fashion/homeware/lifestyle industry or creative environment.

Bonus If You:

  • Have experience developing 3D CADs.
  • Have experience with compliance legislation around toys, homeware and packaging.
  • Have an affinity for alternative lifestyles.
  • Have an understanding of our current aesthetic and designs.

Working Hours and Location:

This role will be based on a hybrid working arrangement at our Brighton Studio.

This role is a full-time position of 37.5 hours, with hours being worked anytime between 08:00am – 06:00pm, Monday through to Friday.


Does this sound like you?

KILLSTAR is committed to a world where what makes us different makes us strong. We are a proud equal opportunity employer and we back that up with a “come as you are” culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and safe. If you can see yourself being successful and excited in this role, we want to hear from you. 

Apply here.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.