Senior Garment Technologist

Recruiter
Vohs & Co
Location
London
Salary
up to £45,000
Posted
07 Sep 2018
Closes
05 Oct 2018
Ref
966
Sector
Luxury, Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Manager

We have been retained by our client whom are small luxury brand based in London experiencing rapid expansion and are looking to recruit a an experienced Senior Garment Technologist to join their team.  
The Senior Garment Technologist plays an instrumental role within the business communicating across Design & Production teams ensuring the accurate and efficient production of garments. Working collaboratively with the Production Manager, taking full ownership of aspirational quality and finish, garment specifications and critical path management from development to production sealers.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Taking overall ownership of the sealing process from design sample through to production, working strictly to the critical path
  • Reviewing and driving the technical strategy and ensuring that it is fit for purpose
  • Being responsible for the quality, fit & legal compliance of the product, presenting and implementing improvements where required
  • Identifying and suggesting technological and QC improvements, highlighting industrial best practice at all times
  • Carrying out fit reviews across the full range, benchmarking against competitors
  • Aligning the fit across the range; working with fit models to ensure a consistent product offer
  • Striving to reduce customer returns; reviewing these monthly and actioning any changes with suppliers
  • Identifying problems with quality and fit, proposing solutions and driving change to minimise financial damage
  • Working with the Production & Brand Manager to ensure garment labels comply with both legal and branding guidelines
  • Escalating appropriately any issues that would be regarded either as a business or legal risk in terms of QC/technological compliance
  • Conducting supplier reviews and presenting suggestions to be incorporated to future strategy
  • Assessing products for safety in order to ensure that they meet British Standards whilst also keeping an eye on international regulations
  • Building and developing strong relationships with suppliers, identifying potential risks and opportunities in the supply base and driving improvement initiatives
  • Keep abreast of competitor levels of quality by assessing the competition regularly
  • Following fit days, bench-marking, and wearer trials, make sure the product has the best possible fit and quality, and remains ahead of its competitors
  • Supporting and developing new starters within the Production department; training them on relevant processes
  • Supervising and providing direction to the Garment Technologist and Production Assistant

Key Requirements:-

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with a premium luxury brand
  • Perfectionist and passionate
  • Practical with good attention to detail
  • Team player and able to work under pressure calmly
  • Able to take the initiative and enjoy challenging situations

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