Garment Technologist - Birmingham

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Ref: 255 Date Posted: Monday 20 Nov 2023

Garment Technologist 

Multi Product

West Midlands

We have an exciting opportunity for a Garment Technologist to be a key player within this clients Product & Design team. This is a thrilling time to join the brand on the journey into new markets, with the opportunity to become part of a vibrant team, offering scope for development of yourself and your role.

As the Garment Technologist, you will be reporting to Design Manager and will hold responsibility for the end-to-end quality, fit and construction of garments, accessories, and footwear. You will be tasked with helping to develop the brand to be the go-to apparel company by creating world beating quality within every garment that we release.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sample processing: including garment measuring, assessment and compiling technical reports

  • Sample management

  • Tech pack creation

  • Collating & confirming bill of materials for each garment

  • Fit session management

  • Manage the day-to-day communications with factories on product development

  • Working with our Technical Product Advisor, manage the fabric and product testing function, ensuring all required compliance is in place, including CE and all regional, national & international laws in all countries we export and sell our products

  • Ensuring all CE manuals are up to date

  • Product cost engineering

  • Work with the Purchasing Department to manage the critical path

  • Ensure suppliers have all packaging artworks and instructions once PO’s have been placed

  • Help with production knowledge sharing and providing cross-function communication to marketing and customer services

  • Assisting the marketing teams on photoshoots

  • Work with the QC team to trouble-shoot, problem solve and identify the correct action- plans

  • Manage Supplier assessments and development plans

  • Sizing & grading research and analysis

  • Block development

  • Researching new fabrics and construction techniques

  • Product research and creating comparison reports

  • Presenting to stakeholders and taking meeting minutes

  • Create and manage an approved and passed fabric library

  • Review and improve processes and operations

Key Skills

  • 5 years+ experience as a Garment Technologist within a large apparel brand

  • Extensive practical experience of product construction, fit development, fabrications, production processes and minimum make standards

  • Show passion for the product through a proactive and motivated approach to your work

  • Proven fabric/textile testing management

  • Experience of working with international suppliers

  • Have excellent relationship and communication management skills

  • Can diversify experience to benefit a small team, whilst being hands on and championing positive change

  • Experienced in a broad range of product types across both mens and womenswear including outerwear.