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Senior Product Technologist- Knitwear

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
7 Mar 2023

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Function
Operations
Level
Senior Manager
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Job Details

INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

Partner with design and PD to translate design intent into product technical specifications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage end to end process from proto development to SRS and production approvals
  • Identify opportunities for cost engineering improvement & raw material optimisation
  • Risk assessment and risk management to deliver product to the required technical standards
  • Establishment and management of blocks with design and engineering team
  • Print approvals and print industrialization with Vendors and 3D team
  • Liaising with Raw Material team and vendors to establish care label content including test report approvals
  • Comprehensive Knitwear product testing on all elements identified as a potential risk to the end product
  • Finding solutions for packaging for production and shipping
  • Develop relationships and effective communication with vendors
  • Working closely with Burberry Cross functional teams including, Design, Global sourcing, Raw Material Management and Product Development
  • Engage with Quality Assurance Team during production handover and Field Inspection
  • Sample template creation with size and grade chart on PLM
  • Organizing and leading fit meetings with cross functional teams
  • Booking models for fit meetings
  • Weekly reporting on Pre-Production samples stage, quality issues and production risk
  • Sign off 100% Pre-Production samples according to critical path
  • Organize and attend to Pre-Production meetings in factory
  • Provide technical feedback on vendor performance
  • Provide technical input into product withdraw/recalls and root causes analysis from customer feedback
  • Create and manage sample shipments to vendors


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Relevant degree level and/or relevant experience in similar Knitwear technologist role
  • Knitwear Yarn and product testing knowledge is essential
  • Extensive experience within an apparel or related industry
  • Experience in working on Runway collections or as Technical Design in luxury is ideal
  • User of Flex PLM, Microsoft Operational Systems, CLO 3D is a plus
  • Pattern cutting and grading experience
  • Proven knowledge of Knitwear manufacturing and quality processes
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Effective and influential communicator
  • Efficient and motivated


FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || SC CENTRAL OPERATIONS || PRODUCT ENGINEERING - RTW || n/a ||

Company

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight, ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.

At Burberry, every individual, every team and every function, shares an incredible passion for the brand and is guided by a ‘brand-first’ mind-set. Decisions are evaluated through the lens of the long-term health and vitality of the Burberry brand.

Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company. Inspired by three Core Values - Protect, Explore, Inspire - rooted in the brand’s heritage and continually informing its guiding principles, Burberry leverages its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward.

 

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Location
Horseferry House
London
United Kingdom
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