Garment Technologist

Recruiter
MaxAd
Location
Bradford
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Garment Technologists: Two experienced Garment Technologists are required to join one of the UK's leading fancy dress, Halloween and Carnival costume manufacturing businesses, established since 1894.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this unique business which not only develops its own products but acts as a leading retailer in its field. With rapid growth two experienced garment technologists are required to join the expanding team. Whilst both are UK based positions, one of the roles will commence with a 24 month secondment to live and work in China, working on the development and sourcing of costumes for children and adults.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
- A sound understanding of garment fit, construction and grading
- Responsibility for the quality and specification of all current and new development
- Setting and ensuring the relevant product safety and testing requirements are met for each product / customer.
- Sole technical responsibility for key customer accounts as well as own brand accounts, supported by - Technical team both in China and the UK.
- Knowledge of and experience in working with the Toys Safety Directive standards.
- Communicating and fitting with customers, internal brand stakeholders and Asian supply base on a daily basis.
- Compiling clear, concise comments for suppliers with photos and technical diagrams as applicable.
- Visiting and working with factories to develop products in China.
- Prior experience in assisting with garment testing requirements and dealing with customer complaints
- Knowledge of assessing fabrics and construction methods in terms of cost.
- Prior experience of meeting production deadlines using critical path management
- Ability to problem solve, assess and pre-empt risks and find solutions.
- Previous experience of working with a global supply chain.
- Previous experience of working with multiple retailers and prioritising workloads.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Come and join a fast growing hands-on, friendly technical team in UK and China developing the company's products. Travel to Asia is essential within this role. Applicants must have proven experience working as a garment technologist.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced delivery focused Garment Technologists to join this well-respected, long standing manufacturer and distributor of quality costumes and accessories. Competitive salary + benefits. Fully negotiable salary + benefits. Apply now!
This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959918617