Garment Technician, Womenswear

Recruiter
PVH
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
07 Sep 2022
Ref
PVH1USR32959WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
  • Responsible for approval, continuous product and process improvement through technical quality initiatives, prevention, and risk management
  • Participate in fit meetings and collaborate across functional and global teams (internally and externally) on all technical aspects to create and deliver products reflecting Tommy EU premium brand
  • Onboard new vendors and provide continuous training to existing factories to enhance brand knowledge and elevate quality
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with our Amsterdam teams, regional teams, vendors, and cross-functional partners globally
  • Work closely with internal and external team to manage sample T&A - Assisting where prompt conversation with vendors & action is needed

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

Ownership and Accountability
  • Own technical development of allocated Casual and Soft wovev. 90% Womenswear Jacket, Dresses, Tops, Skirts, and 10% Men and 'colab' projects
  • Provide technical advice and support to PD, Merchants, Vendors, and Factories to meet set margins
  • Act as the go-between for EU AMS and vendor/factory technicians to achieve the highest standard of product, in line with brand identity
  • Lead and participate in communication with cross-functional teams sharing knowledge, aiding better alignment
  • Ad hoc project - participate and lead global projects to create and define new SOP and best practices.

Product Execution and Risk Assessment
  • Review Proto, Fit, and PPS to ensure that they conform to design specifications, sample size, and gradation for 'Right First Time' sampling and size sets
  • Responsible for daily communication on design intent from Proto through to Pre-production approval. Where concerns arise, act proactively to provide cost-effective directional and production viable solutions
  • Evaluate garment construction and quality to identify possible risks, and partner with a vendor to provide alternative suggestions upstream
  • Maintain data Integrity - Compile, analyze and document fitting comments in in our PLM SYSTEM
  • Create and continually update category/brand-specific Minimum Construction Standard manual

Vendor Support and Training
  • Regularly visit the factory for face-to-face training, to see new production methods/machines, and to communicate fit comments allowing for faster approval with minimum sample iteration
  • Onboard new vendors and educate existing ones to understand Tommy's DNA and handwriting to create cost-effective, production-viable samples that will not compromise on design intent, functionality, and aesthetics
  • Train vendors to identify and call out potential issues concerning design interpretation, construction, measurement, workmanship, and fitting upstream
  • Support FCFT, our vendor empowerment training program, and select or identify programs/styles suitable for the vendor to own the Fit Approval
  • Ability to evaluate garment construction / quality to identify possible risks and provide alternative suggestions to eliminate the risks in timely manner

Internal & External Contacts
  • Internal Contacts: Global and Hubs Sourcing, Global Technical Teams, Raw Material Leads
  • External Contacts: Vendors, Suppliers

Decision Making
  • Sample approval / Pattern construction / Fitting result / Quality standard
  • Make decision at the best interest of brand and corporate

Resourcefulness/Creativity
  • Provide guidance to hubs and vendors to ensure our workflow can run seamlessly.

Environment
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented setting.

Core Value
  • Embrace PVH's core values: Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity, and Accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • Diploma or above in Technical Design, Pattern Grading or equivalent preferred
  • At least 5 years relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge of pattern making, construction, fitting, workmanship, grading, testing and manufacturing excellence
  • Learning mindset, able to manage own self-development into take advantage of PVH U learning
  • Organized and detailed oriented, takes immediate action to resolve issues and able convey technical information clearly in simple terms
  • Calibrated mind set which builds good working relationships and team spirit
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively across the team and organization.
  • Experience of PLM, knowledge of CAD for pattern making & 3D or equivalent to Browzwear
  • Strong MS Office Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Good command of written and spoken English