Garment Technologist

Garment Technologist

White Stuff - London, GB

Full time

White Stuff was established in 1985 through a simple idea. This idea grew and now we have shops and concessions in the UK and internationally, selling women’s and men’s clothing as well as beautiful accessories and homeware. Our original prints (all designed in house), intricate details and considered design touches reflect our personality and make us subtly distinctive.

Our people are at the heart of our brand, constantly moving and driving us forward. We’re sociable, talented and like minded and we’re not hierarchical or political in how we do business. We encourage entrepreneurial ideas and accountability at all levels.


We are currently seeking a talented Garment Technologist to take responsibility for and management of all aspects of fit and quality assurance, from prototype through to final delivery to stores.


This will require a comprehensive understanding of supply chain, leading to effective communication and negotiation to ensure the performance of the product meet the requirement of the brand.


What you’ll be doing:


Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of key departments, from compiling garment specifications, developing blocks, managing the sealing process from prototype through to shipment approval by fitting, documentation and clear communication to the supplier working to the critical path
  • Establish working link with the DC to advise and assess QC Failed stock, effectively communicating to the business and supplier the appropriate action to be taken
  • Managing a direct report, Tech Admin Assistant, conducting 1:1’s, PDP’s & workload


Test Report Analysis & Due Diligence

  • Analysis of reports and update line manager on approval and risk assessment
  • Manage & monitor regular checks
  • Update Technical Manager highlighting potential risks


Supplier Management

  • Mentor and develop underperforming suppliers across all areas
  • Documenting Supplier performance/scoring
  • Join supplier meetings to give technical, performance feedback and actions required


What you’ll need:

  • Previous experience of Womenswear multi-product (knitwear & jersey experience is preferable) within a similar role.
  • Knowledge of garment construction, fit, quality and wash/care instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to communicate and build relationships with all levels of the business is essential.
  • Ability to help support the department, team during peak periods.
  • Nice to have, but not essential – experience or knowledge of any of the following would be an advantage: Menswear, Children’s wear, Footwear & Accessories, Homes & Gifting.


What we will offer you:

As a Garment Technologist at White Stuff you will be entitled to an array of great benefits, some of which include:

  • Hybrid working
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Up to 33 days holiday per annum
  • 2 extra (paid!) days off per year to volunteer in the local community
  • 50% discount
  • Subsidised BUPA Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare cash plan and Life Assurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Pension Contribution


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