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Garment Technologist - London Brands

Job Function:
Technical
Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent

Womenswear Technologist - London Brands

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 strong and confident individual to join the team as a Garment Technologist with ladieswear experience.

Job summary:

Garment Technologist to work alongside our buying team, to improve fit and work with suppliers 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 colleagues and suppliers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience within a similar role in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • A technically oriented qualification, preferably at degree level, is essential.
  • Multi-product experience including fringe areas with the ability to move between product areas.
  • Confident and assertive individual, with ability to manage 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.
  • Experience of working directly with factories, and thorough understanding of factory production, including work-flow and production control.
  • First class communication skills.
  • An interest in overseas travel desirable.
  • Able to meet new challenges with a positive attitude.
  • Strong time-management skills; able to prioritise tasks and change direction with agility.
  • Confident using Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Keen to expand skill set as the role demands.