Lingerie Garment Technologist

Recruiter
Vohs & Co
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
up to £55,000
Posted
12 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Ref
1004
Job Type
Permanent

We have been briefed on an exciting opportunity for a Lingerie Garment Technologist to join a leading High street retailer.

The ideal candidate would have experience as a Lingerie Technologist, preferably from a retail background.

This role is for a Maternity contract, working all Lingerie, including vests.

Purpose of this job role:

•             To deliver product and materials technical quality standards that are appropriate to deliver customer value and support the commercial aims of the business.

•             To maintain current knowledge on supply base and industry development to deliver product technical innovation that sets the client apart from its competitors.

•             To provide expertise for the buyers on product construction, component/fabric innovation and technical capability of suppliers to deliver the products required.

Key Responsibilities:

•             Deliver clear specifications to suppliers at briefing stage including key construction, fit and component/materials performance standards.

•             To create technical packs and ensure these are communicated to the regional offices.

•             To drive garment / fabric innovation, working closely with the buyer and supply base.

•             Advise on sourcing routes.

•             To travel to centres of excellence for product development and supplier awareness.

•             To carry out regular risk screening of products and manufacturing routes.

•             Liaise with technologists across business to ensure standards are consistent.

•             Liaise with the regional offices on direct buys as appropriate to brief them on their responsibilities.

•             Initiate and action wearer trials for direct suppliers.

•             Complete benchmarking exercises of garments with high street competitors.

•             Analyse customer feedback to gain knowledge of customer requirements for product innovation and development.

•             Instigate due diligence testing during each season.

•             Train and develop technology trainees when appropriate.

•             Work with the regional offices to ensure garments are manufactured to the specification.

•             Approve first fits of all products, including quality of construction and to approve grades by exception.

•             Approve grades and contract seal fits for direct suppliers only.

•             Carry out regular fit reviews of garments.

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