Garment Technologist

Recruiter
People Marketing
Location
Stockport
Posted
18 Feb 2019
Closes
22 Feb 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining a business, driving for change and looking to recruit an experienced Garment Technologist.

You will be part of the product development team, looking to challenge existing product and bring innovation to range design. Our client is an established brand, who is putting in place the team, and has ambitions to become a leading provider across Europe in mens and womenswear apparel. An interest in performance led clothing would be desirable.

This is an exciting time to be joining a business, driving for change and looking to recruit an experienced Garment Technologist.

You will be part of the product development team, looking to challenge existing product and bring innovation to range design. Our client is an established brand, who is putting in place the team, and has ambitions to become a leading provider across Europe in men’s and womenswear apparel. An interest in performance led clothing would be desirable.

Garment Technologist – The role:

  • Part of a busy development team, looking to ensure through proactive research and analysis, that apparel ranges are aligned to market trends, bringing innovation to the market and developing relationships with key garment and fabric suppliers.
  • To manage the technical development of new garments from prototype to sealed samples and final inspection to meet the product brief and commercial goals.
  • To continuously review all ranges for fit and cost engineering and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Oversee the initial manufacture to minimise quality issues.
  • Manage development issues and find proactive solutions to maintain critical path deadlines.
  • Liaise with internal and external contact to ensure the product meets performance standards.
  • Ensure fit consistency across the range.
  • Advise design & sales force on commercial fit for purpose, and participate in New Product Development Meetings
  • Meetings as appropriate.
  • To ensure the accuracy and detail of all product specifications including fitting logs and inspection reports.
  • Support and liaise with suppliers to ensure fit and quality standards are achieved

Garment Technologist – The Person:

  • Experience within similar garment technical/product developer role (min 3 years), working in a fast paced environment.
  • Confident knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing methods.
  • A good general knowledge of pattern cutting fabrics, materials, componentry, linings etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) ability to liaise with people at all levels.
  • Self-motivated, someone who thrives on responsibility.
  • A problem solver who can work on own initiative but also a team player with a good sense of humour!
  • Ability to travel both in the UK and offshore as required.
  • A knowledge of PLM systems is essential.
  • Adobe Illustrator knowledge
  • A team player, ability to support and mentor junior team members

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

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