Garment Technologist - Kidswear

Location: London, W5

Hours of Work: 37.5

Contract Type: Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

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Garment Technologist - Kidswear

WE’RE GOING PLACES….

With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.

WHAT YOU DO MATTERS…

We are one of the UK’s leading Fast Fashion, high street retailers. Working in the lively environment of Design and Buying, our Garment Technologists work closely with the Buyers and Designers of various departments developing product from the initial design concept through to production.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Childrenswear Technologist to join our Childrenswear Team – reporting to the Senior Technologist.

In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with the Design and Buying teams developing product from the initial design concept through to production, advising on Safety, construction and fit.
  • Drive consistency in fit and quality across one of our fastest growing departments
  • Communicate regularly with suppliers
  • Focus continually on product improvement, ensuring faulty returns are minimised
  • Ensure Childrenswear meets expected quality standards and legal safety requirements
  • Manage the risk assessment, test report and product approval process
  • Manage suppliers – play a key part in their assessments and development
  • Be involved in cross department projects that will contribute to product improvement

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!

For this role:           

  • A relevant qualification would be beneficial
  • Previous experience in a retail or supplier environment
  • Excellent Childrenswear fitting skills with the ability to clearly communicate with suppliers on how to action fitting comments
  • Strong construction and pattern cutting knowledge.
  • Excellent knowledge of Childrenswear Safety and Legal requirements including chemical compliance
  • Experience in managing test reports
  • Experience of  working with overseas suppliers and factories
  • Strong IT skills,
  • Flexibility
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, but be motivated to work on own initiative – meeting deadlines in a very busy, demanding role.
  • Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • A confident decision maker
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