Fabric Technologist - Stockport

Fabric Technologist - Stockport

£ dependent on Experience
REF: 10922 2AA

Job Description

Fabric Technologist

Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Fabric Technologist to join an established multi-apparel supplier of mens/womenswear.   

Fabric Technologist – The position

  • Contribute to and deliver the raw material and fabric sourcing strategy, driving for innovation, cost savings and enhanced performance and quality
  • Innovate and challenge product and sourcing routes in line in partnership with the design, procurement and commercial teams
  • Ensure that communication with the mills/factories is accurate and timely to aid the control of bulk deliveries and finished garments
  • Proactively engineer and advise technical adjustments to fabric composition and dyeing and finishing processes to drive down costs whilst maintaining products that are fit for purpose
  • Ensure a seamless link with the design and garment teams to enhance product delivery, costing and commerciality
  • Co-ordinating and monitoring the progress of all testing, lab dips and bulk fabric for production
  • To source and develop fabrics, trims and componentry, negotiate prices as required
  • Manage customer expectations through regular product meetings and reviews
  • Ensure that all actions have deadlines and build strong working relationships
  • Deliver activities to agreed critical path dates
  • Establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with all fabric suppliers
  • Maintain a database of Fabric standards and continuity library

Fabric Technologist – The Candidate

  • Previous experience within the position of Fabric Technical/Fabric Technologist or similar opportunity
  • A good knowledge and awareness of UK/European fabric testing standards and requirements with strong practical skills
  • Experience of working with a variety of different fabric bases, jersey and woven, preferably outerwear
  • Ability to self-manage and implement standards, processes and systems and take on levels of responsibilities
  • Experienced in fabric sourcing
  • In depth knowledge of fabric/textile development innovation and technology, industry standards and quality control techniques
  • A knowledge of performance fabrics/certified products would be advantageous
  • Understanding of how raw materials impact pricing and quality of finished apparel
  • Strong communicator, able to across functions and liaise with stakeholders
  • Experience in fabric negotiations
  • Ability to manage numerous and varied projects simultaneously
  • Experience in setting up and manage fabric libraries, both physical and system wise
  • A team-player with excellent coordination
  • High level of attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Able and willing to travel internationally as required by the business

Please apply with your updated CV to c.turner@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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