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Garment Technologist (TGN4979) – Excellent Salary DOE

Garment Technologist (TGN4979) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Sportwear

Job Ref: TGN4979

The Company:

Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit a Garment Technologist to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially minded Garment Technologist to work on our brands across men’s, ladies and children’s clothing, underwear & accessories and with our high street and online retailers. Working closely with the design team, merchandisers and factories ensuring all work is approved and production runs efficiently and on time.

The Role:

  • Measuring and fitting all samples during the development process in collaboration with designer / customer
  • Developing size charts
  • Sending clear comments to factories: Proto, SMS, PP, Shipment
  • Updating product workbooks with comprehensive fit comments and sample feedback, providing technical instructions to the supply base
  • Ensure that the garments are being produced to the required quality standard
  • Liaising with suppliers and factories during the production to ensure technical issues are supported with clear and timely decisions to ensure shipment dates are achieved
  • Consulting with designers and suppliers to offer technical guidance on new product development with the aim of reducing costs and improving quality.
  • Always promoting quality whilst maintaining a strong commercial attitude
  • Working to a critical path to ensure that the development process is smooth and that the ex-factory dates are maintained.
  • Knowledge of testing and compliance needed.
  • Knowledge of true knitwear would be an advantage.

Skills Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fitting and resolving of fit issues
  • Pattern-cutting knowledge and practice is very desirable alongside the knowledge of grading and grade rules
  • First-class communication skills: experience of working with different cultures and the challenges this can bring
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team as the role requires
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook effectively
  • A minimum of 4/5 years’ experience within a similar role in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel overseas to suppliers if required 
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