• Garment Technologist

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    2018-2362
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Garment Technology
    Salary
    £34k + benefits
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    As Garment Technologist you will be working across multi-product womenswear and accessories within a team of 10 to achieve the highest standard of fit, construction and technical specification from initial prototype through to gold seal. This role will suit a Garment Technologist with a passion for contemporary womenswear and experience working in a fast-paced creative environment.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute technical specification to initial tech packs working with the Design and Product Development teams to enable suppliers to proceed with proto sampling.
    • Attend fit meetings through to gold seal alongside design and product development. Prepare samples for fit meetings; this will include measuring and inspecting samples, making preparatory notes for discussion and updating the critical path throughout the development and production process.
    • Working closely with the pattern room and factories at all stages of the garment life cycle ensuring suppliers have followed through on methods of construction requested via the pattern.
    • Send accurate and timely technical comments, liaising with global factories on a daily basis to ensure technical information is understood and the required technical standards are maintained.
    • Use technical expertise to pre-empt and solve any construction or fabric issues with factories.
    • Cross-functional collaboration with Design, Product Development, Production, Fabric and QA throughout the product lifecycle, being proactive in resolving and implementing solutions to any problems.
    • Raise and submit accurate graded specification sheets for production to suppliers.

    Fabrics and Trims:

    • Work with the Fabric & Trim department before fitting starts, to carry out Risk Assessments on all product categories to highlight potential problems and ensure all fabrics and trims are suitable for their end use.
    • Organise and document any wearer trials as needed and feed results back to the Womenswear team.
    • Review test reports submitted by fabrics department and suppliers.
    • Submit care label instructions and approve the care label layouts for all garments.
    • Liaise with the fabric team on any issue related to CMT fabric.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal requirements around textiles and care labelling.

    Factories and Suppliers:

    • Inform suppliers of quality issues and ensure appropriate action is taken to minimize risk of returns and markdowns.
    • Review suppliers each season and feedback to the team on their technical capabilities and their understanding and interpreting of comments.
    • Ensure standards requested via the Supplier Manual are adhered to during the fitting and commenting process.
    • Travel as required to suppliers and factories to resolve quality issues and/or approve samples prior to production.

    Returns:

    • Monitor store feedback on fit, fabrication and trimmings and be pro-active in resolving issues.
    • Monitor returns from stores, establish reasons for returns and implement lessons learnt to minimize the risk of re-occurring problems.

    General:

    • Contribute to weekly Technical meetings, discussing quality issues and supporting team members.
    • Carry out Store Visits to view product in stores, liaise with Store Managers regarding positive/negative feedback and to report back to the Technical team the findings and whether action needs to be taken.

    Qualifications

    • Garment Technologist with contemporary or luxury experience in multi-product womenswear.
    • Ability to sign off product to Gold Seal Standard.
    • Confident to fit garments and send comments for amendments without a physical pattern.
    • Basic pattern cutting knowledge an advantage as you will be working with complex styles.
    • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with Design, Production, Development and the Sample Room (atelier).
    • Proactive and passionate with the ability to work effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Strong organisational skills.
    • Experience analysing problems and offering solutions.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office.

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