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Garment Technologist - Temp

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £18.00 - £20.50 per hour
  • Job Type:Temporary

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Fashion Industry Jobs
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jenny O'Halloran
  • Contact Email: jenny.ohalloran@handle.co.uk
  • Expiry Date: 15 February 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH108964

Global Fashion Brand - Garment Technologist - Freelance.

*** IMMEDIATE CANDIDATES ONLY ***

Leading fashion brand, who are growing massively globally, are looking for an immediate Garment Technologist to join them on a temporary basis for the next 6 weeks - starting this week if possible.

The technical team are all about achieving the right product quality that not only looks great but fits well and is fantastic value for money. They work closely with the Buying and Merchandising teams and are a key support to Design and Ethical. They are constantly striving to find ways to make sure all our products reach the customers looking the best they can. A desire to improve quality and fit, and the ability to work within a diverse team, build relationships at business and supplier level, and be able to think on your feet in such a fast-paced environment are all essential to being a member of the technical team.

Daily duties:

  • Support strategy within dept, contributing towards the business targets and objectives.
  • Deliver an optimized E2E development & virtual fitting process within dept and suppliers, supporting speed, reduction in samples and cost savings.
  • Build/develop new processes and pioneering/industry leading technologies to support continuous improvement in quality, speed to market and product innovation.
  • Deliver new ways of working with Design, buying and suppliers to ensure quality is built into product at very early development stage.
  • Review and update the technical manual to deliver leading quality, make up and construction standard guidelines.
  • Implement supplier quality performance strategy, ensuring optimised sealing hit rate- leading to improved customer quality perception and reduce customer returns.
  • Support the business shift from Quality Control to Quality Assurance for all production stages offering technical guidelines, product specification knowledge and proactive processes within supplier base.
  • Execute departmental customer returns strategy to drive reduction in returns rates to support cost savings.
  • Drive Technical capabilities within the supplier base to deliver quality, placing the right product in the right factory with right cost and right lead time.
  • Implement business initiatives to deliver quality consistency, speed to market and cost savings.

The ideal candidate:

  • Significant experience in an Established/Garment Technologist role, with extensive knowledge of Menswear.
  • Passionate about the role and driving high standards of quality and fit within your department(s).
  • Expert knowledge of pattern cutting and grading.
  • Significant experience of working within retail/or supplier / manufacturer.
  • Adapt to and drive change and take the initiative.
  • Strong communication and networking skills across all levels and stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build cross-functional relationships across the business and with suppliers.

This is a temporary role, starting ASAP (this week ideally) for the next 6 weeks. Paying £20.50 per hour (PAYE). My role is working hybrid 3 days office, 2 from home.

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.