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Senior Garment Technologist (Fixed Term Contract)

Job Function:
Technical
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Contract
The Senior Garment Technologist will work with and develop our global supply bases. The role will involve managing and improving fit and analysing supplier performance. Experienced mulit-product Senior Garment Technologist to work in a pivotal role within the technical team. Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract. 
 
The Role:
  • Conducting fit sessions for own product area
  • Supporting technologist team in managing fit sessions for other product areas
  • Ensuring all technical issues are accurately and consistently analysed and that clear, concise and accurate comments are sent to suppliers
  • Liaising with Design and Buying teams to offer technical guidance and support on new product development
  • Working with suppliers to improve areas of weakness, and to maintain areas of strength
  • Identifying new projects
  • Analysing factory performance and maintaining up-to-date records of the resulting data
  • Managing the critical path and high-lighting potential issues in a timely way
  • Keeping up-to-date with fibre composition labelling and product safety regulations
  • Promoting quality at all times, whilst maintaining a strong commercial attitude
  • Maintaining supplier performance database
  • Delivering continuous improvement and creative solutions
  • Feeding back to Technical Manager, peers and technologists with recommendations for improvements to procedures and practises
The Person:
  • A technically-oriented qualification, preferably at degree level, is essential, as is a minimum of 6-7 years’ experience of a similar role in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience of working directly with factories, and thorough understanding of how factories are structured and operate, including types of machinery and equipment
  • Comprehensive understanding of fitting and fit issues is essential, and pattern-cutting knowledge and practise is very desirable
  • Working knowledge of grading and grade rules
  • Thorough understanding of garment construction and fabric technology, including testing
  • First-class communication skills are essential, as well as experience of working with different cultures and the challenges this can bring
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team, and able to inspire and motivate team members
  • Able to meet new challenges with a positive attitude and to take ownership of projects as identified by the Technical Manager and / or Head of QA
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to both prioritise tasks and change direction with agility as the situation requires
  • Fully conversant with Outlook, Excel and Word, and willing to learn new applications as the role demands
  • A preferred knowledge or experience of swimwear or lingerie products area
The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions may be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request. By continuing with this application you are agreeing to comply with this company policy.
 
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