Technical Admin Assistant

London (Greater) (GB)
04 Jan 2022
04 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Type of position: Technical Admin Assistant

Company: Self Portrait

Areas of fashion: Fashion Design & Production

Location: Old Street, London

Hours: Full time


At Self-Portrait we are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Technical Admin Assistant to join the Technical team

As Technical Admin Assistant at self-portrait you will work directly with the Garment Tech and Assistant Garment Techs across all stages of the fitting process. 

We work in a fast-paced environment, so willingness to learn, take part in all aspects of the fitting process, and a passion for your work are key. There is a lot of invaluable experience to be learnt as part of our small team, so this is a great opportunity for the right candidate.


  • Entry level - 1 years experience within technical or product development
  • BA or equivalent qualification in a fashion related subject
  • Experience of attending fittings and recording fit comments.
  • Basic understanding of pattern cutting, good knowledge of fabrics, technical components and sewing techniques.
  • Experienced in working in a fast-paced environment, ensuring post show critical path is honoured.
  • Experience of dealing with offshore suppliers.
  • An understanding of complex garment construction, print and embellishment.
  • Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficient and confident user of Adobe suite including photoshop & InDesign 
  • Good knowledge of Excel 
  • Good negotiation, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Dedicated, hardworking and committed person willing to invest long term.


  • Support the commercial evaluation of garment fittings, attending weekly fit sessions supporting the tech team to work towards a full understanding of creative, customer and business requirements
  • To liaise with suppliers to ensure the relevant technical paperwork is submitted prior to the weekly fit session
  • General housekeeping of the technical department, i.e., filing test reports. Work to understand the commercial and technical evaluation of test/mill reports. 
  • Create and maintaining the production critical path 
  • Organise fit sessions i.e., creating fit list and ensuring all samples arrive on time
  • Accurately measuring samples as soon as they arrive prior to the fit session
  • Supporting the technical team on preparing workbooks after fit session prior to sending to manufactures
  • To support the tech team on day-to-day functions 
  • Time management of assigned tasks and ability to prioritise
  • To be commercially aware of competitors and key trends
  • Seasonal market research in fit, sizing and finishing
  • To prioritize own workload in line with meetings schedule and critical path

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