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Garment Technologist/Product Developer – Sportswear – Hybrid (TGN4434) – Excellent £ DOE

Garment Technologist/Product Developer – Sportswear – Hybrid (TGN4434) – Excellent £ DOE

Location: Manchester – Hybrid

Type: Permanent

Industry: Sportswear

Job Ref: TGN4434

The Company:

An outstanding opportunity exists for an experienced Garment Technologist /Product Developer to work with a well-known international clothing brand/retailer. You will be involved with developing styles from initial design to bulk production in order to achieve a great quality range, within a strict timeframe, at agreed price points.

The Role:

  • Working closely with the Product Development Manager.
  • Work closely with the factory to ensure that samples are to specification and delivered on time.
  • Assist the design team with development of all new ranges.
  • Create specific size chart to compliment the design
  • Coordinate fit sessions to ensure best possible fit (tweak size charts if necessary).
  • Coordinate all trims and components to use with new range.
  • Give advice to designer with regards to features and construction when required.
  • Complete seasonal sizing research (both consumer and retailer based) where required.
  • Compile detailed garment specifications for factory, including graded size charts, trim details, construction methods etc.
  • Provide detailed technical advice/ assistance to factories on a daily basis.
  • Manage the sealing process from bulk buy to cutting size set appraisal and sample appraisal.
  • Ensure all ISO procedures associated with this job are done in line with documentation and any changes are managed according to ISO and FWF requirements.
  • Assist the designer in presentation of design development and final range to other teams.
  • Assist in dressing the showroom for sales launch.
  • Responsible for contributing to own training and development.
  • Other duties as required.

 Skills Required:

  • MUST have experience in a similar role (garment technology or product development).
  • Ideally have a relevant degree level or similar.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills – Microsoft Office and Adobe illustrator.
  • The position may require some overseas travel i.e., for factory visits.
  • Ideally 2 years’ experience

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness programmes
  • Work from home
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