Fabric Technologist / Product Technologist

Central London
09 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Job Type

Our Client is a leading supplier and manufacturer of Menswear supplying key High street retailers. We are looking for an experience Fabric Technologist or Product Technologist with a combination of fabric and garment skills.This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful company. 

Temporary cover also required immediately - please contact us if you are available.

Fabric Technologist Responsibilities include:

- Providing fabric technical support to internal team and customers
- Assess proposed fabrics are fit for purpose at Product Development stage
- Ensure fabric is quality managed to meet quality standards on time following Critical Paths
- Advise fabric suppliers of all required standards updating details as necessary
- Record and assess test results of all fabric qualities ensuring they meet customers’ requirements
- In the event that test results are below the required standard, manage solutions to improve
- Record all test results and report them to customers on fabric submissions, on customer Extranet systems or manually as required
- Confirm care labels – wash/care instructions and compositions
- Assess and manage colour continuity
- Set standards, advise and manage Fabric procedure through the garment factory
- Manage testing costs and maintain relationships with testing labs
- Manage REACH & chemical compliance
- Promote continuous improvement in quality management systems
- Implement sustainability initiatives
- Keep an ongoing record of Faulty fabrics to review and improve with mills annually

The ideal candidate will have:
- Previous experience working as a Fabric Technologist or Product Technologist
- In-depth knowledge of individual fabric production processes and testing methods, and the ability to positively manage customer decision making
- Knowledge of woven Fabric production processes
- Ability to analyse risk for quick decision making
- Ability to assess and improve Capabilities of suppliers and their ways of working
- Ability to assess product/fabric and ways to improve quality / price / production process / raw materials
- Visited fabric mills and 
- Preferably be familiar with M&S, NEXT, JLP Extranet systems
- A good working knowledge of recycled woollen production routes
- Woven Garment production knowledge.

Useful Additional skills:
- Garment measurement specs, how to measure and understand size grading
- Understanding of internal garment components e.g. Fusibles and chest canvas and best combination for use with selected shell fabrics
- Be familiar with garment fit and construction and be able to conduct internal and external garment fit meetings if necessary

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