Lingerie Fabric Technologist

Our Client, a leading High Street Retailer is looking for a Fabric Technologist specialising in Lingerie across fabrics, dyeing and finishing, lace and printing.

Key responsibilities for the position of Fabric Technologist

  • Monitor competitors for new technical developments.
  • Be aware of technical innovations through internal and external contacts.
  • Identify new fabric  / product requirements, based on design trends.
  • Review and update performance standards where required.
  • Audit and record supplier performance and contribute to supplier appraisals with the product team.
  • Manage supplier and mill evaluations globally to assess the suitability of the mill/supplier and their ability to meet requirements.  
  • Propose, develop, implement and manage  technical standards to ensure the product meets all legal and performance requirements.
  • Establish product manual requirements, review seasonally and update as requested.
  • Identify centres of excellence and suppliers capable of delivering improved quality, innovative product or significant value advantages and manage their introduction.
  • Assess, identify & implement ways of mitigating high risk of failure to meet requirements or agreed delivery by fabric or garment makers.
  • The ability to travel is an essential requirement for this role

Qualifications required

  • A relevant qualification at degree or equivalent level.
  • Preferably experience of manufacturing environment including product development.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • A logical and common sense approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to convey technical detail in a clear and concise manner.
  • High level of awareness and sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work within in team environment.
  • Responsible for own personal development.

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