Technical Product Developer

Technical Product Developer

£Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11395 AA

Job Description

We are recruiting for an experienced Product Developers/Garment Technologist for this large employer based within commutable distance from Derby/Nottingham or Leicester.  There is an opportunity on tailoring, and a second position on multi category apparel.

Your role will be to develop product in line with the brief, ensuring the clients’ expectations are being met, working to the critical path from design concept hand over through to hand over to the production team.

Technical Product Developer - The Person Specification:

  • Provide support & guidance to the project designer advising on manufacturing methods, construction & block usage.
  • Risk assessment of category products with design & fabric development team.
  • Create & launch detailed tech packs to our suppliers using Illustrator & our PLM system - Vision.
  • Work closely with our supplier base, ensuring that weekly WIP reports are maintained & correct.
  • Attend weekly project meetings with account managers to update on product status.
  • Arrange category fit sessions ensuring fit logs are maintained & updated after all fit sessions.
  • Work with our fabric development team, arranging for product category fabrics & trims to be available for the suppliers to manufacture all green/blue seal sample requirements.
  • Manage projects critical path expectations.
  • Attend weekly development meeting with line managers to update on project progress or any risks to the business.
  • Visits to overseas suppliers.
  • Arrange for garment, print or trim testing wherever necessary.
  • Assess samples & their relative trim cards, documenting all measurements & history on the PLM system.
  • Liaise with our UK & offshore pattern makers & sample rooms on amendments, providing technical support wherever necessary throughout the development process to ensure that all products achieve the brief, fit & quality standard.
  • Establish customer wearer trail requirements with account managers.
  • Coordinate meetings with our production team for the handover of sealed products, advising of any risk areas.

Technical Product Developer - The Person Specification:

  • Applicants must have a proven background within a garment technical/garment technologist job  - a minimum of 3 experience relevant experience.
  • Able to demonstrate tenacity and drive, problem solving skills and pro-active thinking
  • Previous experience in PDM/Illustrator would be highly desirable
  • Able to work independently, using your own initiative within a busy environment.
  • A confident communicator, able to liaise with people at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Well organised, able to prioritise workloads and to critical path deadlines.
  • Ability to travel offshore/UK

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

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