Freelance Knitwear Garment Technologist

Location
Leicester
Salary
£32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
04 Jan 2019
Closes
01 Feb 2019
Ref
RC902359KGT
Contact
Ruth Crook
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Temporary
My Client is looking for an established Knitwear Technologist to come in and support in a busy period.

My client is looking for someone with specialist Knitwear knowledge you will be covering both Men's and Women's. As a Technologist, you will work with knitwear vendors to control all fit and execution, whilst providing the technical support to the Product Development and Design teams.

Garment Technologist - The Role:
*Creating and maintaining the Size and fitting standards library.
*Maintain the consistency of fit, models size, how to measure guides and mannequin standards to maintain the Brand fit.
*Own and manage pre-production fittings; establishing the fit calendar, booking models undertake risk analysis upon technically challenging products, whilst maintaining the product design aesthetic requirement/s and creation of tech packs within PLM.
*To attend prototype fittings, providing technical support to Design and Product development.
*Own the specific technical elements of the PLM Tech Pack; creating and managing the construction details with the aid of CADs and management of size charts and grading.
*Management of the critical path process, ensuring approval of product for the required production date.
*Research and development of product fit and construction method.
*When required, to support by travelling with Design and Production to Vendors etc.
*Providing a liaison with Vendors on all aspects of fit, construction, technical and quality related issues.
*Vendor appraisal, management and feedback, CSR awareness.

Garment Technologist - The Candidate:
*Extensive experience as a Garment Technologist.
*Specialist Knitwear knowledge of construction & manufacturing methods.
*PLM/PDM experience, MS Office skills and Adobe illustrator.
*Expertise in patterns, grading and fits.
*Ability to influence & manage situations.

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