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Job Vacancy: Textile Component Engineer - Socks

Decathlon Socks Industrial Division is seeking to recruit a skilled Textile Component Engineer.

10th November 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Lille, France

Hosiery/​Socks, Sports/​Activewear

Vacancy:  Textile Component Engineer - Socks

Location: Lille, France

Decathlon S.A. is a French sporting goods retailer, with over 1,500 stores in 49 countries. Founded by Michel Leclercq in 1976, Decathlon started with a single store in Lille, France.

Project and context

The socks process distinguishes its products by combining technical yarns (natural & synthetic) and innovative knitting structures by supporting design and application for technical results. We are looking for a new collaborator to serve our sustainable project - a Textile Component Engineer, to develop, validate and industrialize a relevant and sustainable component offer for our users benefits.


Strategic Level: Sustainable yarn developer

-Validate technical yarn and components for our user needs

-Characterize and validate yarn components

-Create different yarn solutions to improve our socks offer

-Define and manage engineering strategy to deliver worldwide products or components

-Establish indication test to measure the level of effectiveness of our components

-Participate in the acceleration of socks sustainable component validation


-Curious and passionate about textiles, especially yarn and knitting

-Your natural curiosity leads you to challenge existing practices and come up with innovative solutions

-Well organization & autonomy

- +3Y experience in the textile and industrial world, preferably in industrial spinning 

-Preoccupied with our environment and eco-design

-You speak English & you have French Notions

-Available to travel regularly

Further information

Full remuneration details will be provided to suitable persons upon application.

Further information about Decathlon can be found at –

How to apply

Please email your CV/ resume and a covering letter to [email protected] or  [email protected], outlining why you would be a great fit for this role.

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