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Garment Technologist (TGM1467) – £30-£35k

Garment Technologist (TGM1467) – £30-£35k

  • Technologists
  • LE18

Location: Leicester LE18

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGM1467

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Garment Technologist to join a leading supplier to various UK mid-market high street retailers of womenswear, with a particular emphasis Wovens/Tailored and Jerseywear. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and design led but commercial, forward-thinking company.

The Role:

  • Managing and communicating amendments and changes to be discussed and advised to production and pattern cutters
  • Creating first specs and grading
  • Organising samples for fitting based on critical paths
  • Fit samples and making notes
  • Ensure product performance requirements are established and maintained through supplier education, testing and monitoring.
  • Apply appropriate methods of communication with supplier bases, showing initiative and creative thinking where necessary to solve problems.
  • Prepare fit comments / size specs and graded size specs for the factory further to customer fit comments/ internal fit comments.
  • Prepare test requirements on all of your orders and send to the laboratory, along with approving all test reports before these are submitted to the supplier and manufacturers.
  • Undertake supplier visits to improve quality standards, improve working relationships and increase personal knowledge of manufacturing capabilities/developments.
  • Be strong in front of customers / buyers and factories.

Skills Required:

  • Must have worked in a similar role as a Garment Technologist for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must have worked for a fashion supplier with mid-high end market customers.
  • Must have experience in ladieswear – wovens/ tailoring and jersey
  • Thorough knowledge of garment construction and the fitting process.
  • Good knowledge of fabric testing standards and care labelling.
  • Must have a strong ability to communicate and advise if things are incorrect
  • Highly organised.
  • PC literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of developing product for fit, quality and performance.
  • Some knowledge of garment wash techniques/ processes.
  • A good understanding of garment production systems.
  • Strong communication and influencing at all levels.
  • Good planning and org skills, able to change plans in line with business needs.
  • Ability to risk analyse product.
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