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Garment Technologist, Childrenswear

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Function
Operations
Level
Manager

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

We are looking for an experienced Childrenswear and Babywear Technologist to join our Technical team based in London. You will play a pivotal role in supporting the end-to-end process from product launch to delivery, with a focus on fit, construction and safety for our childrenswear and babywear jersey product categories.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support end-to-end process from design to delivery, ensuring quality, fit, grading, and construction.
  • Assist Design and Product Development teams in creating technical specification packs for suppliers.
  • Conduct risk assessments on product safety, global regulations, and fabric/trim suitability.
  • Measure garments, input fit comments, and technical specifications into the PLM system.
  • Conduct garment fittings and provide guidance to vendors on necessary alterations.
  • Coordinate with vendors on technical details and provide timely feedback.
  • Identify cost engineering opportunities to improve margins.
  • Manage garment testing process and resolve test failures.
  • Ensure consistency of fit and quality across the category and size range.
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with design, product development, and sourcing teams.
  • Create and update garment construction and standards manuals.


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in childrenswear industry.
  • Luxury brand or retail technical background.
  • Understanding of production methods, cycle, and garment construction.
  • Knowledgeable about global childrenswear safety requirements and legislation.
  • Proficient in grading, pattern cutting, and garment specifications.
  • Specialised technical fitting expertise, including testing.
  • Effective multitasker with a focus on meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); knowledge of PLM and Teams preferred.
  • Digital pattern making knowledge and 3D modelling skills are advantageous.


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 ||

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