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Senior Menswear Garment Technologist

Job Function:
Technical
Location:
Manchester
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 BoohooMan technical team are looking for a strong and confident individual to join the team as a Senior Garment Technologist.

Job summary:

Senior Garment Technologist to work alongside our buying team and QA manager, to improve fit and work with suppliers and the technical team to improve quality.

The role:

  • Conduct fit sessions for own product area(s) in-house and at source, balancing speed and quality; making commercial decisions with confidence; owning the fitting process and inspiring trust and confidence from QA manager, to colleagues and suppliers.
  • Supporting the Technical team and QA manager in managing fit sessions and product areas.
  • Sending clear, concise and accurate comments to suppliers; processing samples in a timely and agile manner, in line with KPI’s.
  • Liaising with design, buying and suppliers to offer technical guidance on new product development with the aim of reducing costs and improving quality.
  • Working directly with the suppliers and Technical team to improve on areas of weakness, including in house training and development of the Technical team.
  • Ensuring compliance with product safety and reach legislation; assessing risk, advising on relevant testing; recording and resolving non-compliance effectively and efficiently.
  • Contributing to initiatives to reduce customer returns.
  • Promoting quality at all times, whilst maintaining a strong commercial attitude.
  • Identifying and managing new projects, feeding back to QA manager.
  • Feeding back to QA Manager, peers and Technologists with recommendations for improvements to procedures and practices.

The person:

  • Previous experience in a senior role essential in a similar senior role and fast paced environment.
  • A technically-oriented qualification, preferably at degree level, is essential.
  • Able to work both individually and part of a team essential, with ability to inspire and motivate team members.
  • Multi-product experience including fringe areas; ability to move between product areas.
  • Confident and strong individual, with ability to manage the team, expectations as well as their own fit sessions.
  • Comprehensive understanding of fitting and fit issues is essential.
  • Pattern cutting knowledge and practise is very desirable alongside knowledge of grading and grade rules.
  • Knowledge and experience of Gerber and/or similar Pattern system essential.
  • Experience of working directly with factories, and thorough understanding of factory production, including work-flow and production control.
  • First class communication skills to both the QA manager and wider team essential.
  • Keen interest in overseas travel essential.
  • Able to meet new challenges with a positive attitude.
  • Strong time-management skills; able to prioritise tasks and change direction with agility.
  • Confident using Outlook, Excel and Word. Keen to expand skill set as the role demands.