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Technical Developer

Employer
Paul Smith
Location
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

Paul Smith is one of Britain’s leading independent design companies. We champion positivity, curiosity and creativity. These qualities underpin every Paul Smith design, whether it’s a shirt, a shop or a special collaboration. Reaffirming the values that Paul set down in 1970, ‘classic with a twist’ remains the guiding principle of the company. Happily positioned between high fashion and formalwear, while taking reference from both, Paul Smith has always been proud to stand apart.

We are looking for our next Technical Developer to join our Womenswear team in Nottingham. You will work collaboratively with Designers, Coordinators, Technical / Production Managers and specific factories to organise the production of approved prototypes for our Womenswear collections. The role requires someone who is meticulous in order to provide and chase samples from manufacturers, adhering to Paul Smith guidelines, whilst able to assist with all technical aspects of the garments from the development and sampling stages of our four collections, through to the production.

The Role
• To translate design sketches into workable technical construction notes and diagrams.
• Liaise with the Design teams to produce the required garment for sampling and production.
• To assist in the research of trims for prototypes/production.
• Work with factories to create prototypes which meet designer and factory requirements.
• Inspect and comment on sample garments produced by the factories.
• To attend prototype and sample fitting sessions with the Designers and Technical colleagues.
• To alter and update technical construction details as required and provide an accurate record on each style.
• To organise any re-sampling of styles where required prior to grading or production commencing.  
• To liaise with factories and the pattern room; to approve the grade specifications for production.
• Maintain contact with factories throughout production and be aware of factory equipment and restrictions.

Your Skills and Experience
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
• Competent user of Corel DRAW or Adobe Illustrator is desirable.
• Credible technical experience in a Womenswear role.
• Proven experience of translating design sketches into workable technical construction notes and diagrams
• Technical understanding of product construction.
• Proven experience of constructing prototypes made to Designer, Pattern and factory requirements.

Who you are
• Excellent communication skills both verbally and written, able to build good working relationships.
• Proactive and technically competent, with excellent attention to detail.
• Able to stay calm when working under pressure.
• Has cultural sensitivity. 
• Adept planning, prioritisation and organisational skills to ensure all deadlines are met.
• Flexibility to undertake additional duties at busy times.
• Able to travel within the U.K. and internationally.
• Full, current driving licence is essential.

What's in it for you
• A generous Clothing Allowance.
• Discretionary discount on PSL goods.
• Flexi-time. 
• An annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus Bank Holidays.
• Cycle to work and travel loan schemes.

If you like the sound of what you’ve read so far, find out more about our company culture and the full list of benefits we can offer you. 

At Paul Smith, we celebrate and encourage applications from all walks of life into our growing workforce. We are committed to empowering people from any background, belief system, or ethnicity, offering an inclusive environment where talent is recognised and valued.

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