Technical Product Developer - Sportswear Brand
Due to growth, this rapidly expanding online sportswear retailer is seeking a talented Technical Product Developer / Garment Technologist. The company has grown from a small specialist e-commerce retailer into a sportswear company providing ranges for men, women and children, and are currently implementing plans for growth both nationally and internationally.
You will be responsible for the development of products through the sealing process, to achieve a high quality and production-feasible garment, within the constraints of critical path deadlines.
Working closely with the Designer and Production Manager, and reporting to the Managing Director, the role will include:-
- Providing input to the Designer, advising on possible improvements and technical queries
- Sending tech packs / size specs to suppliers
- Liaising closely with suppliers throughout sampling and development
- Conducting fit sessions, advising on amendments required
- Checking submissions of lab dips, trims, bulk fabric, strike-offs
- Arranging testing of fabrics, trims and garments including wear and wash tests
- Identifying potential areas for delay to critical path
- Working closely with colleagues to trouble-shoot issues
- Travelling with Production Manager to source new factories and build relationships with suppliers
The ideal candidate would have:-
- Experience of working in a similar role with sportswear
- Understanding of performance fabrics and sportswear construction methods
- Experience of fitting garments and understanding of pattern cutting
- Strong organisational capabilities, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and priortise workload
- An eye for design and high attention to detail
- An affinity for teamworking and collaborating with colleagues
- Problem-solving abilities – flexibility and adaptability
- Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
As part of a close-knit hardworking team, this is a great opportunity for a candidate who is ambitious and passionate about product to play an integral part in the ongoing success of this young brand. The role offers huge potential for growth; salary is negotiable dependent on experience.