Technical Product Developer

London
Up to £35K
Perm

Create have teamed with a men’s and women’s wear brand whose Inspiration comes from London’s east end and international street culture

The design department consists of a small team based in London, Shoreditch.

Who are looking for a new garment technologist that will divide their time between the men’s and womenswear. The job role consist largely of garment technologist duties as well as some aspects of a production manager role. They are looking for someone that is hands on and who can own the role. They are a small team who are involved in the product from start to finish.

About the role

Product development for Main collections and specials: Men’s and Women’s

  • Keep excel development worksheet up to date for each season.
  • Liaise with and advise designers on garment construction and correct finishes for the brand.
  • Advise print designers on correct print placement for the garment.
  • Assisting designers with size specs and correct blocks to use for factory tech packs.
  • Measuring and logging all development samples.
  • Organise and carry out fitting sessions for all development samples with designers.
  • Complete all detailed production comments for factories to follow (comments must be clear for overseas workrooms to understand). Liaise with all factories regarding garment construction issues.
  • Returning samples to appropriate factories, follow up and chase development samples with factories to keep to season timeline.
  • SMS must be measured, photographed fitted and logged.
  • PPS must be requested and approved where appropriate before production.
  • Wearer trials to be requested when needed.
  • All grading must be approved before bulk production.
  • Fabrics and colour must be approved before bulk production

Pattern cutting:

  • Request paper patterns from factories to inspect and adjust major fit problems manually (sleeves etc.)
  • Minor pattern adjustments.

Production:

  • Approve all composition and wash care labels.
  • Approve and develop all trims and swing tickets.

Admin:

  • Devise the time line each season for the design team and all factories to work towards.
  • Excel work sheets; all samples must be logged for new season.
  • Chasing samples to arrive on time for SMS.
  • SMS worksheet per factory; completed each season and up to date with all fabric compositions and wash care instructions.
  • Assisting with CAD information for show room book.
  • Customer garment complaints to be investigated and filed.
  •  Agents require a worksheet with major fit changes for SMS.
  • Measuring and logging all samples.
  • Assisting the warehouse with any garment queries.
  • Adjust/update Religion body spec if required.
  • Advertise for fitting models.

About you

  • 5 years experience as a garment tech in a fashion company/ supplier required
  • Able to use photoshop, illustrator, excel and word
  • Experience with and/ or knowledge of patterns: being able to make small pattern adjustments
  • We require the applicant to be flexible and divide their time between the Men’s and women’s collection
  • The applicant needs to hands on and help out wherever needed
  • The applicant needs to be able to work independently and show initiative
  • The applicant needs to be confident and able to work in a fast pace environment
  • Multi product experience a must
  • Must have extensive knowledge of grading and tech packs
  • The applicant needs to be organised and be able to work autonomously

If this role interests you please click “Apply” alternatively please send your CV to Sorcha@createrec.co.uk.