Senior Garment Technologist

Senior Garment Technologist

£ Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11169 JJ

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Senior Garment Technologist to work for a well-known British luxury tailoring brand.

Reporting to the Development and Production Manager, you will be supporting both the design/ product development/ production teams through all stages of the product life cycle, from design through to manufacture. You will provide suppliers and manufacturers with specifications and other information so that they can produce high end tailored garments.

Senior Garment Technologist- The Role-

  • To be a product expert in engineering all apparel categories, woven, knit and leather
  • Support and ensure the industrialisation of new product.
  • Elevate the performance of our products and the customer experience by implementing quality standards, risk assessments and ultimately elevating our product.
  • Ensure IP (patterns) is consistent within the vendor network and captured at HQ. 

Senior Garment Technologist- The Responsibilities-

  • Ensure the proper development and industrialisation (Quality / Cost / Lead time) from prototype to production for all categories.
  • Participate or manage the different product review meetings and approval process for all categories covered: Proto through to Gold Seal.
  • Give input during early development stages.
  • Provide quality and technical specifications by category.
  • Assess product construction (Risk / Aesthetic / Conception / Cost).
  • Drive the product risk management process to identify, assess and mitigate risk.
  • Identify opportunities for cost engineering improvement & raw material optimization.
  • Define and approve care & content label.
  • Define per season the products to be tested to ensure quality standards are met and products are performing.
  • Manage the product testing process with external houses.
  • Develop relationship with our vendor base.
  • Define products to be wearer trailed; manage the process till feedback is shared with cross-functional partners.
  • Leverage the use of internal systems and trackers for completing product assessment & generating tech packs.
  • Creation and management of final product standards and manuals to establish and elevate quality standards (conception, processes…).
  • Ensure compliance to quality standards and safety regulations.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative end to end working relationships with the vendor base, ensuring timely feedback are provided in cost and quality.
  • Provide technical input for vendor selection and rating.
  • Provide technical input into product withdraw/recalls & root causes analysis from customer/store feedback.

Senior Garment Technologist- The Candidate-

  • Extensive experience within a technical garment role, preferably within luxury.
  • Pattern reading and definition.
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Testing knowledge would be advantageous.
  • PLM experience would be an advantageous.
  • An excellent communicator with belief and ability across all levels of the business
  • Intuitive in communicating across the globe
  • Innovative and passionate with unique drive to make it happen
  • Organised and efficient
  • Educated to Degree level ideally Textile/Chemical/Materials Engineering.
  • Excellent Microsoft office (Excel) and Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator) skills.

If you are motivated, proactive and thrive working in a fast paced environment then my client wants to talk to you. This role is immediately available, so please get in touch m.coote@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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