Senior Fabric or Product Technologist - Girlswear

Recruiter
QHQ Ltd
Location
London
Salary
up to £55k
Posted
08 Feb 2019
Closes
08 Mar 2019
Ref
101017
Function
Technical
Sector
Childrenswear
Job Type
Contract

Our Client, a leading High Street Retailer is looking for a 9 month maternity cover for a Senior Fabric or Product Technologist to cover Girlswear product. This position will be from end May 2019.

Working closely with buying, supply base and regional offices the individual will provide technical support for the Childrenswear buying team and drive innovation to deliver product to meet the Brands high quality standards. This role is aimed at an experienced Childrenswear Fabric or Product Technologist from a Retail, Supplier or Manufacturer background wishing to broaden their experience with a leading Retailer.

Requirements for the role include

  • Substantial and relevant experience as a Fabric or Product Technologist covering predominantly Girlswear in either Retail, Supply base or manufacturing 

  • Keep abreast of the latest technology trends in materials, fabric, fibre print techniques etc and feed these into the product development process

  • Manage adherence to product safety legislation and work with relevant teams to ensure compliance and ethical issues are resolved in line with legislation & policy when necessary

  • Support the creation of tech packs with product tech as needed

  • Carry out ongoing cost engineering at development stage to ensure all products are optimised commercially whilst still meeting the Clients quality and aesthetic standards

  • Ensure quality and innovation is embedded into the fabric / raw material strategy

  • Provide specialist fabric technical knowledge across the BU as needed in conjunction with fabric technology peers across clothing & home

  • Outstanding knowledge of quality procedures & testing standards appropriate to Childrenswear.

  • An excellent knowledge of risk assessment and prevailing legislation 

  • Proficiency in managing and developing a global Supplier base and liaising with Regional offices

  • An awareness of emerging trends and innovations to support development 

  • Self-motivation, drive and customer focus; the ability to work independently within a team environment 

  • Excellent time management, written and verbal communication skills are vital for this role

A great opportunity to join a leading Retailer. Excellent salary and benefits package

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