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Production Technologist

  • LOCATION: London, UK
  • SALARY: Negotiable £35k+
  • POSTED: 4 July 2024
  • REF: 101780

Our Client a Designer luxury brand is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Production Technologist to join their Technical Team.

This is a full time role, 5 days a week in the east London based office, working hours 9am - 6pm.

As Production Technologist within the team, you will work directly with the Technical Manager, Junior Garment Technologist and Technical Admin Assistant from development handover to bulk delivery with a key focus on fit and quality.

Our Client, works in a fast-paced environment, therefore willingness to learn, take part in all aspects of the fitting process, and a passion for your work are key. There is a lot of invaluable experience to be learnt as part of our small team and growing company, so this is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

Knowledge Skills and Experience required

  • Relevant experience within a Technical Production Department

  • Experience of leading fittings and recording & sending fit comments

  • Understanding of pattern cutting, good knowledge of fabrics, technical components and sewing techniques

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, ensuring critical path is honoured

  • Experience within a luxury womenswear brand with fashion week and collaboration with ateliers preferred

  • Experience reading and approving fabric/mill reports

  • An understanding of complex garment construction, print and embellishment

  • Maintaining good relationships and communication with our supply base

  • Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail

  •  Good negotiation, organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Understanding of complex grading

  • Critical path experience and overseeing production delivery timelines

  • Dedicated, hardworking and committed person willing to progress as the company grows

  • Understanding of AQL reports for bulk approvals

  • Travel may be required

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Zedonk

Responsibilities

  • See product through from development handover through to warehouse delivery, fitting alongside design team and creative director for assigned categories

  • Ensuring clear fit comments and measurements are communicated to factories in a timely manner, considering design aesthetic, factory capability and fabric end use

  • React and respond to any problem-solving for production

  • Ensure garments are measured prior to fitting, following minimum measurements requirements

  • Signing off grading, following grading rules as required to ensure sizing is consistent across the collection

  • Review golden rules and minimum make standards to ensure quality standards are adhered to

  • Ensure fit/design changes after SMS is communicated to relevant departments

  • Signing off final pre-production fit with creative director

  • Awareness and management of key dates within the critical path for assigned categories across all fit stages, reporting production delivery to the direct team on a weekly basis

  • Good knowledge of fabric and trim testing. Ability to read and approve mill and lab test reports against testing requirements

  • Ensure wash test reports are done and approved by customers in line with critical path dates

  • Take responsibility for approving care label artwork, confirming fibre composition and care instructions to factories

  • Manage any size and quality issues that may arise and assess any consumer and wholesale returns

  •  Seasonal market research in fit, sizing and finishing to drive continuous product improvement

  • Participate in seasonal imagery meeting to communicate any aesthetic changes to graphics prior to ecom launch

  • Chase bulk approvals for fabric and trims in line with critical path

  • Review and sign off all bulk approval for fabric and trims, updating trackers accordingly

  • Follow up on shipments of cloth/trims and orders to the factory, communicating with logistics for customer send out and informing the wider teams as required

  • Reviewing and approving AQL reports ahead of bulk shipment in line with critical path

Production Technologist

London, UK
Permanent
Negotiable £35k+

Published on 9 Jul 2024

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