Senior Menswear Product Technologist

Recruiter
QHQ Ltd
Location
South London
Salary
Up to £50k
Posted
12 Jun 2018
Closes
10 Jul 2018
Ref
100883
Sector
Menswear
Job Type
Permanent

Our Client, a leading British Shirtmaker is looking for a Senior Menswear Product Technologist to join their team, reporting into the Production and Development Manager, based in London. This is currently a stand alone position with potential for growth.

The job purpose is to be a product expert in engineering all apparel categories, woven, knit and leather, to support and ensure the industrialisation of new product and elevate the performance of our products and the customer experience by implementing quality standards, risk assessments and ultimately elevating our product.

Responsibilities

  • Development activity
  • Ensure the proper development and industrialisation (Quality / Cost / Lead time) from prototype to production for all categories
  • Participate or manage the different product review meetings and approval process for all categories covered: Proto through to Gold Seal
  • Provide quality and technical specifications by category
  • Assess product construction (Risk / Aesthetic / Conception / Cost)
  • Drive the product risk management process to identify, assess and mitigate risk
  • Identify opportunities for cost engineering improvement & raw material optimization
  • Define and approve care & content label
  • Define per season the products to be tested to ensure quality standards are met and products are performing
  • Manage the product testing process with external houses
  • Develop relationship with our vendor base
  • Define products to be wear trailed; manage the process till feedback is shared with cross-functional partners
  • Leverage the use of internal systems and trackers for completing product assessment & generating tech packs

Standardization and technical support

  • Creation and management of final product standards and manuals to establish and elevate quality standards (conception, processes‚Ķ)
  • Ensure compliance to quality standards and safety regulations
  • Develop and maintain collaborative end to end working relationships with the vendor base, ensuring timely feedback are provided in cost and quality
  • Provide technical input for vendor selection and rating
  • Provide technical input into product withdraw/recalls & root causes analysis from customer/store feedback

Role requirements

  • Work experience
  • Extensive experience within a technical garment role, preferably within luxury
  • Pattern reading and definition
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Testing knowledge would be advantageous
  • PLM experience would be an advantageous

Competencies and skills

  • An excellent communicator with belief and ability across all levels of the business 
  • Intuitive in communicating across the globe
  • Innovative and passionate with unique drive to make it happen
  • Organised and efficient

Technical skills

  • Educated to Degree level ideally Textile/Chemical/Materials Engineering
  • Excellent Microsoft office (Excel) and Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator) skills

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