Assistant Garment Technologist
We are recruiting for an Assistant Garment Technologist to join our client, an established leading UK high street retailer to work closely with the Product team delivering essential technical support that helps us to ensure all Menswear products meet legal and accepted industry standards. A guardian for quality and value, working alongside the Technologist to drive forward the technology strategy which will include assessing and approving garment fit and grading to our customers quality expectations.
Full of ideas and innovation, you’ll help to develop the range from providing technical input into design packs to effectively communicating the requirements to suppliers and factories. You’ll also be responsible for developing new ranges through to managing the supplier base, preparing for launch while always closely analysing and responding to in-season trends and performance.
Technically excellent and with outstanding communication skills, you’ll be able to confidently and clearly provide essential technical support to other teams throughout the business, while effectively managing the technology critical path.
Analytically minded and with a relevant degree or equivalent, you’ll be able to gather and interpret a wide range of data, including sales returns and customer complaints, to help manage product development in-season.
You’ll also have the skills to combine the aesthetic needs of a product with its functional requirements, and communicate this persuasively across the business.
Highly organised you’ll be able to effectively manage your workload and have the ability to make creative and inventive contributions to the design and development process.
Experience of a manufacturing environment, including product development, would also be useful.