Garment Technologist - Menswear - Burton

Arcadia Group Limited
London (Greater)
02 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A Bit About

‘A man thinking brand’. Established in 1903 by Montague Burton, Burton Menswear London is a staple on the British High Street. Burton’s aim is to be the most inspiring, best value fashion brand for their customer. Burton’s core customer is 25-35 in age and mind-set. He has an interest in fashion but wants it to be ‘easy’ – easy to wear, masculine and good quality, but a good price also. Using multiple channels to research and purchase, he seeks regular newness of product and outfit ideas. However; over 30% of Burton’s customers are women!

The Role

The objective of the role is to assure the quality of the Burton product by demonstrating an understanding of the target customer and interpreting their Quality expectations. It is also about adding value by steering practices to optimise value added to the business and to reduce costs.

What You Will Be Doing Day To Day

  • Working with Buying & Merchandising to establish optimum product value
  • Establishing effective working relationships with suppliers to drive and support product development
  • Identifying and analysing problems, proposing solutions and making logical decisions
  • Building and maintaining positive working relationships with a wide variety of people including B&M, suppliers and the technical team
  • Striving for continual improvement and promoting the technical team
  • Liaising with suppliers to discuss product issues
  • Liaising with the Distribution Centre to ensure safe stocking
  • Weekly store visits to carry out random product checks and analyse returns figures

Must Haves

  • Experience within a retail / manufacturer environment
  • Be commercially aware with a solid understanding of the high street
  • Conversant with fabric testing as well as fitting and sealing
  • Can demonstrate initiative, problem solving and negotiation skills and have ability to build and develop effective relationships
  • Capability to work in a fast paced, high pressured environment
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to converse with a variety of people

The Exciting Part

  • Generous holiday with holiday trading
  • 25% staff discount
  • Early finish summer hours
  • Access to sample sales
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

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