Junior Garment Technologist

South Manchester

Womenswear Experience Essential

Salary c£25k

The Role

  • Create graded size charts from physical samples and established blocks using brand standardised gradings and templates.
  • Contribute to live model fittings across a varied product range. Attention to detail is key and ability to work at speed necessary.
  • Creation of comprehensive, clear, and logical product comments for all samples complete with supporting imagery and diagrams.
  • Understanding of garment construction to ensure the best possible methods are used within cost and to achieve a premium and durable finish.
  • To effectively manage their own product area with support of the category department technologist and manage the sealing process from first fit to production.
  • Support other members of the Technical team with product fit and quality queries and be an advisory to other functions within the business such as Buying, Design, Merch and sourcing.
  • Approval of production samples.
  • Maintaining the critical path with accuracy and consistency so visibility of the product progression is easily accessible to all functions within the business.

The Candidate

  • 2-3 Years’ experience minimum within Ladies wear – Ideally Jersey experience for this role
  • Understanding of pattern construction to support suppliers correctly and efficiently, improving fit and reducing sample quantity. 
  • Basic understanding of test reports and compliance.
  • Ability to fit on both live model and stand.
  • Collaborative and clear communicator. Ability to work with the wider product team such as Buying, Design, Merchandise, Marketing and sourcing and building successful working relationships.
  • Organised, agile and able to prioritise within a busy office environment 
  • Active contributor to product discussions, sharing of ideas and new processes to improve best practice.
  • Enthusiastic about product and constantly seeks to make improvements for the brand and customer.