Senior Production Gerber Pattern Cutter

Emilia Wickstead

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Job title

Senior Production Gerber Pattern Cutter, Emilia Wickstead

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Manager

Function

Production & Technical

Posted

Contract

Full-time, 30K - 40K

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Job Description

 You will work across multiple product categories, seasons and capsules throughout the calendar year, developing, finalizing, improving the construction and fit of SMS patterns before going into bulk production. 

 You will work closely with Designers, Sampling Pattern Cutters, Garment Technologists and Machinists. Communicate clearly and efficiently, ensuring all patterns have the desired finishing and specification requested. 

 Ability to work from spec sheet comments and follow through each action point to finalised patterns for grading and bulk production. Seal patterns in line with the approved amendments after seasonal production fittings.  

 You will need experience of working within a fast paced environment, closely following the production critical paths, ensuring deadlines are met to transfer pattern to grader for pre-production and manufacturer for bulk production. 

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Ensure all pattern measurements are taken accurately and updated in the spec sheet    
  • Ensuring all sealed patterns are produced and finalised to the required fit and measurement standards     
  • Consistency of sizing across all product categories is key
  • Undertake necessary final pattern amendments before sealing the pattern to bulk production  
  • Liaise with our Production, QC Teams and Exteral factories to resolve any pattern related production issues    
  •   Complete and approve grade charts for production   
  •  Create & manage the grading schedule & liaise with external grader closely    
  • Check graded pattern before sending to our manufactures  
  • Review our current grading manual and make necessary changes
  • Work closely with our external grader to pass over key information relevant to each style and assist grader with support where needed    
  • Ensuring all pattern are graded in a timely manner for production to start    
  • Seasonal Fabric ratings and Markers

The Ideal Candidate

  • Gerber trained (preferably V10) with minimum 4 years experience in womenswear multi-product pattern making, ideally a RTW studio at luxury label
  • Excellent understanding of fit and garment construction from a development and factory capability perspective
  • Accustomed to working to tight deadlines and being able to multi task across changing priorities
  • Flexibility required at peak times to manage workload
  • A team player with great interpersonal skills 
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Experience of working within Microsoft Office programs, and Adobe creative suits  

About Us

Established in 2008, Emilia Wickstead has developed a clear point of distinction in its Ready-To-Wear collections, modern take and pace on Made to Measure, and immediate Made to Order offerings. Inherently feminine with a nod of old fashion couture, an instance on quality and unerring attention to detail.

British-based and New Zealand born, Emilia spent her formative years in Milan before gaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing at Central Saint Martin’s London with Honours in 2007. After graduating, Emilia worked at fashion houses in New York and Milan before returning to London to establish her own label in 2008. Originally commencing as a Made-to-Measure Atelier, Emilia’s collections now also include seasonal Ready-to-Wear and are showcased at London Fashion Week.

Emilia has received recognition from the beginning of her career including; winner of the WALPOLE Award for Brands of Tomorrow 2015; recieving an Arts Foundation Award for Patronage Donation from Gus and Irene Fisher in 2010; BFC Fashion Trust recipient 2014 and 2015; winner of ELLE Magazine’s Style Awards for Red Carpet Designer of the Year 2014; shortlisted for the WALPOLE Award for Best New British Luxury Talent 2015; the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013, 2014, and 2015; British Fashion Award for New Establishment Designer in 2014; shortlisted for the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize in 2013 and the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2015. 

Emilia Wickstead is stocked in retailers globally including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, Matches, Harvey Nichols and Moda Operandi alongside of her flagship store which opened in 2014, on London’s Sloane Street.