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Garment Technologist

Job Function:
Buying
Location:
United Kingdom
Job Type:
Permanent
 

Be the vision and voice for our trend setting customers! With over 500 new styles and shapes hitting our website every week our Technical Team are looking for a fashion obsessed and communicative individual to join the  team as a Garment Technologist. 

The Role:

  • Conducting fit sessions in-house and at source, balancing speed and quality; making commercial decisions with confidence; owning the fitting process and inspiring trust and confidence from colleagues and suppliers
  • Analysing technical issues accurately and sending clear, concise and accurate comments to suppliers; processing samples in a timely and agile manner line with KPIs
  • Liaising with Design, Buying & suppliers to offer technical guidance on new product development with the aim of reducing costs & improving quality
  • Ensuring compliance with fibre composition labelling regulations, product safety & REACH legislation; assessing risk, managing relevant testing; recording & resolving non-compliance effectively and efficiently
  • Contributing to initiatives to reduce customer returns: analysing data & implementing solutions
  • Promoting quality at all times, whilst maintaining a strong commercial attitude
  • Delivering continuous improvement and creative solutions

 The Person:

  • Previous knitwear experience essential
  • A technically-oriented qualification, preferably at degree level, is essential, as is a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience of a similar role in a fast-paced environment
  • Multi-product experience; able to move between product areas with assurance
  • Experience of working directly with factories, and thorough understanding of factory production, including work-flow, production control, machinery and equipment
  • Comprehensive understanding of knitwear, fitting and fit issues is essential.
  • Pattern-cutting knowledge and practise is very desirable; knowledge of grading and grade rules
  • Thorough understanding of garment construction, fabric technology & testing
  • First-class communication skills; experience of working with different cultures and the challenges this can bring
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team, as the role requires
  • Able to meet new challenges with a positive attitude
  • Strong time-management skills; able to prioritise tasks & change direction with agility
  • Confident using Outlook, Excel & Word; keen to expand skill-set as the role demands