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Fabric Technologist

Our Client is a leading supplier to key high street brands. We are recruiting a Fabric Technologist to work alongside the product development team advising on fabric standards and procedures. The position is full-time but can be managed remotely.

Responsibilities:

• Providing fabric technical support to internal team and customers

• Assess proposed fabrics are fit for purpose at the 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, extranet systems or manually as required

• Confirm care labels including 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 testing and procedures

• Manage BCI cotton platform

• Promote continuous improvement in quality management systems

• Implement sustainability initiatives

• Keep an ongoing record of faulty fabrics to review and improve with mills annually

Candidate should have:

• An in depth knowledge of individual fabric production processes and testing methods, and the ability to positively manage customer decision making

• Knowledge of woven and knitted fabric production processes

• Ability to analyze risk for quick decision making

• Ability to assess and improve capabilities of suppliers and their ways of working

• Skills to evaluate product and fabric and recommend ways to improve the quality, price, production processes and raw materials

• Visited fabric mills and have a good understanding of their procedures

• Previous experience working with M&S, NEXT, JLP and other UK retailers systems

• Ability to take responsibility, work remotely and independently

Fabric Technologist

London but working remotely allowed
Permanent
Experienced Non-Manager
£35k

Published on 11 Oct 2021

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