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Garment Technologist

Listing ID: 401946

Garment Technologist

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Sweaty Betty
Location: Fulham, South West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Up to £27,000 Annual
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 26th July 2018
Ad Expires In: 1 week 1 day
About: Fusing fashionable shapes and statement prints with technical fabrics and design innovation, Sweaty Betty active wear is created to enhance style and performance. Whether you’re a yogi, runner or spin enthusiast, or simply love the Sports Luxe look – we have something for every style. Born in 1998 in London’s Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty has boutiques in the UK and USA including concessions in world-famous department stores Harrods, Bloomingdales and Selfridges. With a new digital flagship website, more international stores in the pipeline and a passionate, fitness-loving team at its helm, Sweaty Betty is growing exponentially. There has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Sweaty Betty delivers the perfect fusion of fitness, functionality and fashion –what we like to call “beautiful technical.”  We design product that goes beyond the gym or studio, an authentic London-cool outlook on style, and a culture that recognizes it’s all good fun… we exercise to look and feel good (not necessarily to find enlightenment), and know that the best workouts are shared with good friends and are followed by a glass of wine or cake (or both). 

Founded by our Creative Director, Tamara Hill-Norton, in 1998 in London’s Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty now has 44 stores in the UK and 8 (and counting) in the US.  We are poised for explosive growth in the US over the next five years and there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

Our people are our most important asset. Every employee is chosen for their passion and capabilities, for their desire to push boundaries, and of course for their love of living the Sweaty Betty lifestyle.

What You’ll Be Doing

As a Garment Technologist you will be reporting in to senior members of the team. You will work closely across all the Product department including, Buying, Design, Merchandising and Customer Care. Our aim to achieve the highest fit and quality standards for all Sweaty Betty’s products, ensuring that all products are fully functional for their intended use, high performing, look fantastic and our customers love their product.

Development

  • Work with Design on the development of new products across Sweat Betty’s multi product ranges.
  • Must have the ability to create first specifications at the beginning of each season to achieve the perfect fit and aesthetics on the initial proto samples from design through to graded specifications into production.

Production

  • Managing the fit and Quality of your own product category of achieving the highest fit and Quality standard for Sweaty Betty’s ranges.
  • Manage and own the fit process from proto stage through to sealing stage and production approvals, taking the critical path into consideration, this involves graded specs, approval of test reports and shipment samples.
  • Take ownership of your product areas and of your own fit session weekly every Tuesday and Thursday with Buying and Design. Send clear and concise comments to the factories, no later than 2 working days after the fit session.
  • Attend weekly critical path meetings with Buying, Design and Merchandising, highlighting potential risk areas and work with other teams to find solutions to hit delivery dates.
  • Manage the wearer trial process to ensure that all products perform at a very high level and are fully functional for the intended end use.

Quality

  • An understanding of textiles reports would be beneficial as you will be managing the seasonal testing process for your products to ensure all fabrics and trims have been tested according to Sweaty Betty’s required standards and passed the tests.
  • Ensure the care labelling of all products meet the legal regulations in all of the countries that Sweaty Betty trades in.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and stores through visits and meetings.

Other

  • Undertake presentations on technical subjects to the rest of the business and suppliers as and when needed.
  • Support the Directors and Chief Product Officer on new initiatives to continuously improve the quality, branding and fit of products.
  • Some foreign and UK Travel may be required

Must Haves

  • 5+ years’ experience in a technical role, in a similar fashion business
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel and Microsoft Office,
  • Knowledge of construction, manufacturing and variety of fabrics and dyeing processes.
  • Excellent communication skills are required as liaison with agents, suppliers and internal departments will be required on a day to day basis to ensure that timely deliveries are met.
  • A person with a strong background in women’s lingerie, swimwear, seamless, base layers and garment technology.
  • Experience with sportswear preferable
  • Confident with fit and a good understanding of garment construction.

The Extras

  • Generous clothing allowance
  • 50% off SB all Sweaty Betty merchandise
  • Free exercise classes in our on-site studio
  • Sample sales
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Flexi hour scheme, including 4pm Friday finish
  • Generous Company Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Childcare Support
  • Discounts to the best Studio Classes
  • Quarterly Support Office Parties
  • 23 Days statutory holiday, with buy and sell holiday option

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