Garment Technologist

Fat Face Ltd
16 Nov 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary of main purpose of the job:

To implement the Technical / supplier strategy for area of responsibility, driving continual improvement in product and process. To manage the development and production of product ensuring that it’s quality meets our customers expectations, while maximising launch availability and margin.

Experience level/Qualification level:In depth knowledge of developing product for fit, quality and performanceExperience of successfully implementing strategyProfessional qualification in Fashion, Clothing or TextilesMain Duties/responsibilities:Work with team to produce department product and supplier strategy in line with overall company strategy, proposing technical developments and successfully implementWork closely with the designer and buyer to identify new key shapes for the season and develop blocks where appropriate.Work closely with the team to produce clear design packs for suppliers which will result in correct samples. Create product specifications for these packs.Risk analyse the range identifying and implementing wearer trials where applicable. Discuss potential risks with team and supply base and action as appropriate.Develop the product through the fitting and approval process with the designer and the buyer, ensuring that all Fat Face standards of fit and performance are met.Manage the fabric section of the critical path ensuring that all test reports and care instructions are approved in a timely manner.Review best and worst sellers post season to learn product lessons and implement sameManage any QC on holds ensuring that commercially acceptable product reaches stores losing the minimum amount of selling time.Manage supply base to ensure that they are able to produce product to Fat Face quality and ethical standards.Input into cross functional activity as required e.g. retail operations, warehouse, finance.Effectively communicate across the business in order to meet department objectivesRole CompetenciesThorough knowledge of garment construction , pattern cutting techniques and the fitting processGood knowledge of fabric testing standards and care labellingSome knowledge of garment wash techniques/ processesA good understanding of fashion retail processesA good understanding of the Fat Face competition and their productA good understanding of Garment production systemsAn understanding of ethical sourcingGeneral Skills

Ability to see the big picture without losing sight of the detailsStrong communication and influencing at all levelsGood planning and organisational skills, able to change plans in line with business needsAbility to risk analyse productAbility to think strategically and drive changeMust have energy, enthusiasm, drive and a ‘can do’ attitude
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