Senior Garment Technologist (Mat Cover)
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Charles Tyrwhitt (rhymes with 'spirit' by the way) is a leading British menswear brand and multi-channel retailer. We're growing rapidly both in the UK and internationally; increasing sales year on year and setting and achieving ambitious targets. To sustain this growth and ever improve our outstanding service, we are looking for an attentive and detailed Senior Technologist to be based at our London Bridge Head Office.
At Charles Tyrwhitt our purpose is to "Make it easy for men to dress well". The primary purpose of the Senior Technologist (Clothing) is to maintain and improve through applied technology the quality and value of all products in line with the business strategic direction. Working with the product team the Senior Technologist will provide technical support for the business ensuring all products comply with legal and accepted industry standards. The Senior Technologist will ensure that the approval process and the quality management of products fulfil and exceed the company's expectations.
This is a Maternity Cover Contract for an initial 6 months.
What you will be doing
Develop, support, manage and motivate your team, directing and monitoring workload and ensuring relevant training.
Provide technical support to the buying team and suppliers to develop a close working relationship
Create and develop development packs ensuring suitability of product and supplier , including technical information and specification as required
Manage the product from development, first fit, through to production, liaising with design, buying, merchandising, suppliers
Apply in depth experience in addition to taking full responsibility and accountability when fitting and sealing product
Maintain departmental quality, fit, testing, grading standards, to uphold manual compliance and instigate new upgrades where applicable
Use your in depth knowledge to develop the right product ensuring fit and quality standards are met to achieve right first time sampling and support customer trends
Work closely with design, buying and supplier to ensure suitability of materials and components for product end use
Understand product costing and the implication of changes in product specifications on the cost price
Ensure compliance of all products to legal standards. Conduct comprehensive product risk assessments and resolve issues before production, understanding where commercial decisions are not appropriate
Manage the production process with the team in weekly critical path meetings
Arrange visits to the supplier where required
Monitor returns and feefo comments, ensuring issues are followed through by identifying faults and actioning improvements
Provide technical support to the warehouse team
Take the lead in sharing ideas and developments with other product areas to ensure Brand /product consistency
What we are looking for
Comprehensive understanding of the CT customer, brand profile and product offer
Comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing processes, including product make, fabrics and finishing, and their implications on total lead times
Understanding of supply chain issues/ costs - e.g. product lead times/ flexibility/ supplier capability
Professionalism in all aspects of the role and ensuring personal behaviour reflects the values of the business at all times
Excellent organisational and time management skills and ability to multi-task across projects
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to initiate and build strong relationships with internal teams and suppliers
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
Ability to effectively prioritise and independently manage workload
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to identify potential risks or issues and make suggestions to avoid or resolve them
Positive approach and an enthusiasm
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft programmes e.g. Word, Excel & Outlook
Comprehensive understanding of spec sheets, tech packs and fit comments as well as quality control procedures including fabric composition, construction and product construction
Who we are
Once upon a shirt, Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler (whilst studying Geography at Bristol University - we might add) had the notion that he could make a better shirt at better value than anyone else in the world!
He believed that all men; no matter their shape or size, where they may be in the world or indeed their budget; should be able to own a Jermyn Street quality shirt. A proper shirt. A CT shirt.
That was over 3 decades ago and whilst Charles Tyrwhitt (it rhymes with spirit by the way) is still famous for proper shirts, these days we are about so much more than collars and cuffs. Our purpose is to "make it easy for men to dress well". We take care of a chap's entire wardrobe, providing stylish solutions for every occasion. We make sure he gets what he wants, when and how he wants it.
Charles Tyrwhitt's spiritual home and flagship store is located on London's Jermyn Street. Our Global Head Office (Tyrwhitt Towers as it's affectionately known) is in London Bridge. We have two Contact Centres in the UK serving customers worldwide. Our USA Head Office is in Manhattan (naturally) and we have retail and/or online presence across North America, Europe and Australia. Pretty impressive hey?
Tyrwhitteers (our people) are a diverse, passionate and entrepreneurial bunch. We enjoy a fun, engaging and rewarding culture, where everyone is empowered by our 3 BE-liefs which are; "BE the BOSS", "BE the CUSTOMER" and "BE the BEST". Together we celebrate, innovate and strive to achieve greatness in all things. Three cheers for the Tyrwhitteers!
Our future is exciting: expansion, growth, creativity... global domination! In truth; the Tale of Tyrwhitt has only just begun.