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Menswear Technologist - Technical Outerwear and Wovens

We have an exciting opening for a Menswear Technologist with a leading international niche Brand. We are looking for candidates with proven experience working as a Menswear Technologist and specifically a sound knowledge of Technical Outerwear and Wovens. The position reports into the Technical Manager and is a great opportunity to develop within a brand environment.

This role would suit candidates looking for their next career move within the Brand environment and an innovative thinker open to new ways of working. Experience working for a similar Menswear Brand would be a distinct advantage.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advising key measurement and construction detailing to design/development packs to facilitate production of prototype samples

  • Measuring and fitting all samples during the development process in collaboration with designer and product developer for Technical Outerwear and Wovens

  • Updating product packages with comprehensive fit comments and sample feedback, providing technical instructions to the supply base.

  • Inputting to the critical path from proto sample to bulk production in conjunction with the product development and production planning team

  • Assessment and approval of all bulk fabric, prints and trims

  • Fitting and approval of bulk sealing samples, preparing graded size charts for production

  • Reviewing base and bulk test reports of all fabrics and trims and approving wash care instructions

  • Liaising with suppliers and factories during the production to ensure technical issues are supported with clear and timely decisions to ensure shipment dates are achieved

  • Assessing production/shipment samples meet all fit, quality, labelling and packaging requirements. Assessing final AQL inspection reports, liaising with the production department to facilitate the maintenance of required ex-factory dates

  • Liaising with retails and distribution partners to gain product feedback, assessing garment returns to improve future product development

Skills and experience required:

This really is an excellent opportunity for a Menswear Technologist, to utilise their existing knowledge whilst developing their skills and innovative ways of working to reflect the current Retail environment.

  • Strong Technical knowledge of garments fitting, grading and construction

  • Previous experience working as a Menswear Technologist in the Brand environment is essential for this role

  • A sound knowledge of Technical Outerwear and Men’s Wovens is required

  • The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources, both verbally and in writing

  • Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results

  • Ability to work in structured and timely manner under pressure within a team environment.

  • Motivated to improve the product at every stage and strive for the highest achievable quality

  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. (Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator would be useful)



Menswear Technologist - Technical Outerwear and Wovens

Experienced Non-Manager
£35k + benefits

Published on 27 Nov 2020