Garment Technologist

West Yorkshire
£24000 - £28000 per annum + Salary is an agency guide only
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Claire Harker-Gill
Job Type
We are looking for an experienced garment technologist to join a thriving business that develops its own products while acting as a leading retailer in its field. You will be covering multi-product clothing and accessories for both children and adults.

The Role:
*Managing multiple products from initial sample to approval of shipment samples.
*Accessing styles in terms of price, quality and product safety.
*Chairing customer meetings when required.
*Compiling clear, concise comments for suppliers with photos and technical diagrams as applicable.
*Communicating with customers, other UK teams and the Far East supply base on a daily basis.
*Setting and ensuring the relevant product safety and testing requirements are met for each product.
*Critical Path management and meeting target deadlines.

The candidate:
*A sound understanding of garment fit, construction and grading
*Responsibility for the quality and specification of current and new development
*Technical responsibility for key customer accounts as well as own brand accounts, supported by a Technical Manager.
*Prior experience in assisting with garment testing requirements and dealing with customer complaints
*Ability to problem solve, assess and pre-empt risks and find solutions.
*Previous experience of working with a global supply chain.
*Previous experience of working with multiple retailers and prioritising workloads.
*Excellent communication and organisational skills.
*Competent IT skills (Word, Excel & Email)
*Driver's License
*Travel to Asia is essential within this role.

*Commensurate with experience

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