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Junior Garment Technologist

Job Function:
Sourcing & Compliance
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent

Job summary:

Our Group QA team are looking for a confident individual to join the team as a Junior Garment Technologist. To work alongside our buying team, to implement and improve fit and quality whilst working at speed to meet business KPIs with a strong commercial attitude.

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.
  • Contributing to initiatives to reduce customer returns.
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers, to implement standards to help with sealing at first fit.
  • Promoting quality at all times, whilst maintaining a strong commercial attitude.

The person:

  • Previous experience essential, a minimum of 1-2 year’s experience in a similar role and fast paced environment.
  • A technically-oriented qualification, preferably at degree level, is preferred.
  • Confident and strong individual, with ability to support/lead on fit sessions.
  • First class communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Strong desire to want to grow and develop within the team.