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Assistant Garment Technologist

Our Client, a leading Retailer based in London has an excellent opening for an Assistant Garment Technologist. The role may cover Men's Women's or Childrenswear. A rare opportunity to join a market leader and progress your career in the Retail environment!

Assistant Garment Technologist Responsibilities:

  • Where appropriate take full technical responsibility for a range as well as providing support to the Technology team across the Department acting on behalf of the Technologist to represent externally and the Department internally

  • Work alongside the technologist to support delivery of the BU innovation strategy driving commercial customer focused benefit

  • Support the co-ordination of day to day activities (e.g. risk analysis, due diligence testing, wearer trials, firewall checks) to protect the department from product safety, compliance and ethical issues in line with legislation and policy

  • Support the Technologist and work independently as appropriate to deliver clear specifications on Design Tech packs to include fit, fabric quality, made well standards, construction & components in adherence with Environmental Policy

  • Support the Technologist in managing the first fit approval and contract seal processes, working in collaboration with technical counterparts in Sourcing Offices as part of a global team

  • Pre approve fabric / raw materials highlighting exceptions to the Technologist for review

  • Support the Technologist in ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all relevant product information and technical documentation (legal, testing, safety) and take ownership of system compliance on behalf of Technology within the Department

  • Support the delivery of business plan requirements into the department and Buying in conjunction with buying teams, managing the collation of information and producing reports where appropriate

  • Perform product benchmarking on behalf of the Technologist and keep informed of key trends and industry developments to build expertise

  • Maintain integrity of product data within the department on systems, working with sourcing offices to ensure suppliers are compliant in providing complete and accurate information as required to enable reporting

  • Build strong relationships within the UK Buying Departments and also globally with counterparts in Sourcing Offices and adhering to agreed ways of working and helping to develop global best practice within the product area


Assistant Garment Technologist Requirements:

  • Ability to learn new technical skills, absorb information and manage own personal development

  • Excellent communication skills within Technical Function, Design and Buying, Supply Base and Global Sourcing Offices

  • Ability to interpret Departmental Strategy and provide insights based on technical knowledge

  • Multi tasked orientated working to tight deadlines, understanding when to take decisions and when to seek guidance

  • To be able to analyse data and drive insights to support strategic thinking

  • Knowledge and experience of creating product specifications

  • Ability to manage departmental data and leverage Client's systems to enable strategic reporting

  • Ability to work across multiple sourcing models (Client designed, Supplier designed)

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