Senior Garment Technologist

Senior Garment Technologist

£ Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 10989 JJ

Job Description

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

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

Senior Garment Technologist- The Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor the technical process for all product categories from concept to final sample approval for multi-products in menswear, womenswear, and/or accessories
  • Be responsible for fit consistency, ensuring fit certification is always achieved
  • Be in constant dialogue with design, product development, production and Sourcing that are base in the UK and off shore office
  • Ensure product packs are completed in a timely manner and samples are ordered and reviewed in line with the critical path
  • Ensure efficiency of the sample process flow, approval of samples from a technical point of view and preparation for the collection sign-off
  • Provide technical and engineering direction specific to needs and cost architecture
  • Take outputs from the seasonal Trend Presentations and translate for all categories
  • Quality management of products, QC inspected in UK and off shore hubs
  • Monthly assessments of customer returns and complaints.
  • Conducting seasonal store audits to assess product quality in store and gathering customer feedback from shop-floor managers.
  • Providing suppliers with day to day technical support and trouble shooting.
  • Developing and ensuring labelling and product presentation information is available for suppliers
  • Overseeing and approving all department test reports and wash care labelling.

Management:

  • Assisting in managing the tech team in an integrated approach by helping set team objectives, targets and guidelines to ensure effective cooperation with all business counterparts including product development, production and the sourcing team.
  • Help monitor objectives, targets, guidelines and assessing Technical Assistants regularly
  • Encourage critical thinking and problem solving in others
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to Technical Assistants, and build on their individual core strengths
  • Identify talent strategy and succession where applicable

Senior Garment Technologist- The Person

  • 8 to 10 years’ relevant industry experience is essential (senior for at least 2 years);
  • Experience of working with a Luxury Brand is preferable;
  • A practical knowledge and experience of live garment fitting, quality and performance;
  • A good understanding of garment production processes and cycles;
  • A working knowledge of garment wash techniques/processes;
  • A good understanding of brand values;
  • Good knowledge and experience of garment construction, pattern cutting techniques, grading and the fitting process;
  • Must have experience of working and communicating with manufacturers (Europe/Asia preferred);
  • Able to proactively manage own workload and communicate advice to suppliers;
  • Good planning and organisational skills, adaptable to change and be able to meet the needs of the business;
  • Good communication skills – written and spoken: fluent in English;
  • Proficiency in using MS Excel;

This is a great opportunity that does not want to be missed. Please send your CV to m.coote@peoplemarketing.co.uk.

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