Garment Technologist

Recruiter
Sister Jane
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
08 Aug 2022
Closes
08 Sep 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for a talented and ambitious Garment Technologist to join our London team at a time when the team and business is growing rapidly.

The role offers a great opportunity to be at the centre of the product development, design and supply process of Sister Jane's product ranges.
The role involves being a hands-on garment technologist with day-to-day responsibility to provide support and technical guidance to the design and production team.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Taking ownership of the product technical development across all key steps of the critical path
    • Risk assessment at initial design phase
    • Costing and pricing negotiations with suppliers
    • Recommending product changes to ensure costing, production feasibility and design objectives are effectively met
  • Following the critical path to ensure that development deadlines are met, flagging issues early to relevant parties
  • Leading fit sessions from initial design stage through to pre-production fitting alongside the design team
    • Planning, organising and attending all fit meetings including booking models, ensuring amends are carried out.
    • Ensuring suppliers submit measurement specs prior to fitting
    • Liaise with suppliers to ensure all cloth compositions and fabric care information is accurate and up to date on specification sheets
    • Updating Tech Packs from initial fitting, ensuring that all data is up-to-date and correct, and tracking any changes
    • Ensure garments are measured prior to fitting making sure they are to spec
    • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure spec changes are followed
    • Liaise with suppliers to make sure grading rules are followed and sizing is consistent across all collections
    • Signing off final pre production fit with the Design Team when required
  • Management of key dates within the critical path and awareness of the key dates across production
  • Maintaining consistency of quality and fit across all collections, updating and introducing standards and procedures, taking appropriate action to implement improvements
  • Reviewing the latest delivery and liaise with management for any fit/quality feedback
  • Review quality issues and assess retail and wholesale defective returns as required
  • Daily update of style production tracker Support the Product Development Manager as required.
  • Supporting Production Manager as required

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A degree in Fashion Design, Garment Technology or similar academic qualifications
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in a design or garment technology role
  • Strong technical knowledge with a passion for quality and excellence
  • Fluent Mandarin an advantage but not a requirement for the role
  • Confident, organised and attentive to details
  • Strong organisational and problem solving skills
  • Not shy to take initiative and taking the lead when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills and mindful of cultural differences
  • Fluency in MS Office as well as CAD design software
     

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