Childrenswear / Accessorise Junior Garment Technologist

Closing date
12 Jul 2022
Elite have partnered with a highstreet womenswear brand taking the city by storm, looking for a Junior Technologist to support the technical team to deliver efficient technical processes and drive product quality across children's garments and accessories. Through collaboration, with buying and design you will also help to ensure the products developed, are technically feasible and in line with pricing structure. In addition, you will provide ongoing technical input across all teams on a day to day basis.What will you do as a Junior Technologist?
  • Develop an understanding of technical capability of suppliers through product assessment, dialogue/processes and supplier/factory visits.
  • Raises issues with line manager and develops approach to address these.
  • Ensure adherence to the required sealing process from initial prototype to production sign off (including critical path adherence and management).
  • Work with design/buying teams during product development to get as many samples 'right first time' as possible.
  • Support the Risk Assessment process to ensure product feasible, safe and legal products.
  • Work with suppliers to help understand the most cost effective production methods to deliver the required quality standards.
  • Ensure all products are effectively managed through the appropriate testing and care /safety labelling requirements including the management of new fabrics/ components as well as the collection of all sustainable credentials.
  • Understand block / size requirements on relevant category and ensure they are consistently applied across all products (clothing)
  • Actively adopt a Quality Assurance approach to all areas of role.
  • Driving product forward in terms of fit, construction and technical performance in order to meet customer expectations.
  • Alongside the Technologist, carry out regular market research for current / new products and labelling.
  • Manage and respond to issues highlighted by the DC, working with buying and merchandising teams as well as suppliers, to ensure any issues are resolved in a timely manner and a CAP put in place to ensure issues are eliminated for current and future product.
  • Liaise with offices to monitor production offshore
  • Review and ensure product compliance at category level
What will you need to succeed as our Junior Technologist?
  • Proven experience at Assistant Garment Technologist level
  • Degree educated or equivalent in recognised textile qualification
  • Proven experience product: childrenswear and/or accessories, as appropriate, with an appreciation of the commercial requirements of trading
  • Experience of sustainable fabrics and certification
  • Passionate about the brand product and getting the right quality product in stores for customers
What will we offer you in return?
  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will be automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

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