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Garment Technologist - Knitwear

Job Title: Garment Technologist - Knitwear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
REF: 1671_1517418028
Contact Name: Joanna Nathan
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Knitwear Garment Technologist to join a leading supplier based in central London, who supply knitwear to the UK and European high street.

If you are a technologist with a passion for knitwear, a good eye for detail and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment then this may be the role for you.

Main Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Take ownership of knitwear styles from the design team once the garment has been sold
  • Working alongside 2 other Technologists and assisting them when needed
  • Responsible for approval of garments and advising on all aspects on fit, construction and quality related issues
  • Creating size specifications and technical packs for issue to factories
  • Ensuring samples are developed from initial stage to finished production sample are commercially viable, checked and approved according to customer requirement
  • Attending fit sessions as required, relaying fit comments and amendments to factories.
  • Staying up to date with innovations and developments in knitwear production, working with factories to develop styles
  • Working closely within internal design, sampling, sales and merchandising teams, and to develop strong working relationships with customers own technical teams.
  • Liaising on all technical matters with the internal teams ensuring that the critical path dates are achieved
    Attending fit meetings with customers and translating the comments to overseas suppliers

Person Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of working within knitwear is essential
  • Previous experience of working with UK high street retailers
  • Great team player but equally able to work on own initiative
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for product
  • Strong and effective communication skills and ability to build positive relationships with customers, suppliers and team members
  • Experience of dealing with offshore factories
  • A solid knowledge of working within knitwear is essential
  • Previous experience of working with UK high street retailers is essential
  • A minimum of 5 years commercial experience is required for this position
  • Must be a good team player
  • Excellent communication skills are required