The art of the perfect fit

Footwear Authenticator

Posted: 17.08.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job description:

On behalf of a market leading international e-commerce business we are searching for a Sneaker Authentication Specialist based in the greater London area. In this role, you will be responsible for keeping up to date with the footwear industry trends, sneaker releases, and collaborations with all retailers, from street wear to high fashion. You will make sure the sneaker is authenticated as well as spot manufacturer defects, assess wear, and inspect sku and size ensuring that each buyer receives the best experience possible. The right candidates will have experience detecting counterfeits and know the indicators to confirm an item’s authenticity. While a multi-brand background is preferred, brand specialists will be considered.


  • Evaluate pre-loved and new products from major fashion brands to ensure their authenticity
  • Perform an inspection to confirm the item’s description and condition are consistent
  • Report counterfeit items with succinct and specific findings
  • Stay well-versed on current brand trends & developments
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced facility environment
  • Achieve quality metrics and productivity goals daily
  • Proactively communicate with managers about daily activities and obstacles
  • Willingness to work in a warehouse environment


  • Experience in a related field required
  • You are a fashion expert and have a strong sense of the category, passion for Sneakers
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills ability to research and address concerns
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to evolving work-flows and responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Capacity to work on your feet for several hours & lift 15kg as needed.
  • Knowledge of standard operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, Slack, etc.

Competitive Basic and Benefits:

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, our client offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.