Textile Technologist

Our Client, a world class Retailer, based in the West Midlands,is looking for a Textile Technologist to join their Technical team. 

Preference will be give to candidates with experience in a similar role. If you are interested in a career as Textile Technologist please get in contact!

A qualified Textile Technologist will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fabric technology and how to achieve the required performance standards.

  • Have a good knowledge of the fabric supply chain and sourcing routes.

  • Be professional, act with integrity, support the team and departmental colleagues to build and develop the profile of the technical team

  • Support the buying, design and merchandising teams in your division to achieve the business objectives and drive innovation and quality standards

  • Highly active in delivering and driving the technical strategy

  • Ensure that the submission process for fabric approval is adhered to and all aspects of the fabric meet the required performance standards to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Manage the garment supply base and work closely with TU’s offshore offices to ensure quality standards are met.

  • Competent at product development including competitor comparison, benchmarking analysis and product engineering.

  • Deliver innovation on fabrics by visiting key fabric fairs and working with major fabric mills to drive newness in your product areas.

  • Provide advice on sourcing routes and opportunities to reduce cost and improve quality.

  • Analyse customer returns to identify patterns and formulate a corrective action plan.

  • Improve the number of right first time fabric test reports to improve efficiency

  • Work in partnership with buyers, merchandisers, designers to drive an efficient critical path.

  • Understand the customer needs through regular store visits and the store adopter process.

  • Seek out customer feedback.

  • Manage or participate and contribute to relevant technical projects.

Core Areas of Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent and relevant experience

  • Experience in a manufacturing and /or retailing environment working as a Textile Technologist preferred

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Leadership skills to drive product areas forward.

  • High level of understanding of testing and test reports

  • Excellent inter personnel skills.

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