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Boyswear Garment Technologist

Listing ID: 1337848

Boyswear Garment Technologist

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: dSb Recruitment
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £25,000-£30,000
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 2 days
About: We are a boutique recruitment agency based in the West End of London, specialising in Fashion Head Office and Retail Operations, from Business/Executive Support to Creative roles.

Due to continued success and expansion, an opportunity has arisen for a Boyswear Garment Technologist to join a growing team based in London (Zone 1) for a leading fashion design manufacturer, importer, and wholesaler. As a Garment Technologist, your role will focus on ensuring all products are fit for purpose, satisfy customer expectations, and meet all legal requirements. Your role is an integral part of the product development process and will work closely with design, buying, and the supply chain to achieve business goals.

You will complete technical specifications and grading across all product categories, including jersey, outerwear, knitwear, swimwear, underwear, and woven styles and give your overall approval on products and their packaging elements. You will follow a critical path and create and maintain product specifications and read and interpret testing reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the Design team with technical expertise and support them in creating the best block specs and shaping for the briefs laid out.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of development, through manufacture and on to delivery of all boys apparel.
  • Assess the fit, construction and quality of the garments.
  • Identify opportunities that support pricing and sourcing strategy.
  • Run Boyswear fit sessions alongside other team members.
  • Execute technical approvals and specifications as standard.
  • Thoroughly and clearly communicate fit comments to suppliers
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of latest government regulations, restrictions, safety protocols and performance standards for raw materials & finished goods
  • Risk assessment of all products for safety/ global legislations/fabric/trim suitability in relation to construction and functionality
  • Management of garment testing process with suppliers during development to advise care label/disclaimers and resolution of test failures
  • Ensure consistency of fit and quality across the category and throughout size range
  • Create and update garment construction and standards manuals
  • Liaise with suppliers through all forms of contact including clear video calls to ensure the best course of action within the timescales given.
  • Review and approve final inspections of bulk production
  • Detailed and constant attention to critical path management between overseas manufacturers and UK buying team attending weekly meetings
  • Support on factory compliance

Suitable applicants will have:

  • Great understanding of grading, pattern cutting, pattern adaptation and garment specifications
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within a similar role
  • Experience across different categories – outerwear / jersey / woven / underwear
  • Understanding of production methods
  • Knowledge on global CHW safety requirements and legislation
  • Specialist Technical fitting knowledge including testing in the required field
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects with adherence to deadlines
  • Highly organised and driven by processes
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivated, attention to detail & a strong team player is crucial
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently, prioritising tasks to meet deadlines
  • IT skills –MS Office( Word, Excel, etc ), MS Outlook, Teams
  • Ability to communicate and interact with internal and external business partners across UK, Europe and the Rest of the World

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