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Garment Technologist (TGM1770) – Competitive Salary DOE

Garment Technologist (TGM1770) – Competitive Salary DOE

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Garment Technologist to join a leading supplier to various UK mid-market high street retailers of Kidswear with a particular emphasis on jerseywear and wovens.

Location: Birmingham

Type: Permanent

Industry: Childrenswear

Job Ref: TGM1770

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Garment Technologist to join a leading supplier to various UK mid-market high street retailers of Kidswear with a particular emphasis on jerseywear and wovens. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and design led but commercial, forward-thinking company. Must have worked with similar clients to NEXT

Working hours 9-5pm

Long term career progression

Established company of 30 years

The Role:

  • Ensure product performance requirements are established and maintained through supplier education, testing and monitoring.
  • Agree manufacturing methods are achievable in bulk production, resulting in products that will perform to requirements after purchase.
  • 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.
  • Understand pattern amendments.
  • Be strong in front of customers / buyers and factories with the ability to say NO when something is not correct.

Skills Required:

  • Must have worked in a similar role as a Garment Technologist for a minimum of 2 years
  • Must have experience in Childrenswear – jersey and wovens.
  • Must have worked with similar clients to NEXT
  • Thorough knowledge of garment construction and the fitting process.
  • Good knowledge of fabric testing standards and care labelling.
  • 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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