Garment Technologist

Sister Jane
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
19 Sep 2022
19 Oct 2022
Contract Type
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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