Freelance Knitwear Garment Technologist

Recruiter
Fashion And Retail Personnel
Location
Leicester
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My Client is looking for an established Knitwear Technologist to come in and support in a busy period.

My client is looking for someone with specialist Knitwear knowledge you will be covering both Men's and Women's. As a Technologist, you will work with knitwear vendors to control all fit and execution, whilst providing the technical support to the Product Development and Design teams.

Garment Technologist - The Role:
*Creating and maintaining the Size and fitting standards library.
*Maintain the consistency of fit, models size, how to measure guides and mannequin standards to maintain the Brand fit.
*Own and manage pre-production fittings; establishing the fit calendar, booking models undertake risk analysis upon technically challenging products, whilst maintaining the product design aesthetic requirement/s and creation of tech packs within PLM.
*To attend prototype fittings, providing technical support to Design and Product development.
*Own the specific technical elements of the PLM Tech Pack; creating and managing the construction details with the aid of CADs and management of size charts and grading.
*Management of the critical path process, ensuring approval of product for the required production date.
*Research and development of product fit and construction method.
*When required, to support by travelling with Design and Production to Vendors etc.
*Providing a liaison with Vendors on all aspects of fit, construction, technical and quality related issues.
*Vendor appraisal, management and feedback, CSR awareness.

Garment Technologist - The Candidate:
*Extensive experience as a Garment Technologist.
*Specialist Knitwear knowledge of construction & manufacturing methods.
*PLM/PDM experience, MS Office skills and Adobe illustrator.
*Expertise in patterns, grading and fits.
*Ability to influence & manage situations.

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