Garment Technologist – Menswear Apparel

Belfast | Competitive Salary

Employer: Douglas and Grahame Ltd
Sector/Specialism: Manufacturing & Production

Garment Technologist - Menswear Apparel
Belfast, Northern Ireland

About us

An independent fashion house boasting over 95 years’ heritage, Douglas & Grahame’s Brand portfolio includes leading menswear brands REMUS UOMO, Douglas, DG’s Drifter and Daniel Grahame as well as best-in-class schoolwear/boyswear brand 1880 CLUB.

With our long-established strength and success rooted in an unmatched commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service across all channels, our future vision is now focused on ‘connected retail’, and the creation of a seamless experience for customers engaging with each of our brands across all offline and online touchpoints. Leveraging new technologies to bring leading-edge digital environments to the shop floor, enhancing customer experience and customer service in the fulfilment of an omnichannel sales strategy.

We are now looking for a Garment Technologist to join the team on a permanent contract or freelance basis.

There is flexibility regarding the hours and location of the role, hybrid or freelance working can be accommodated.

The Benefits

- Competitive Salary
- Freelance/Hybrid/Flexible working
- Laptop
- Contributory pension scheme
- Staff discount
- Staff sick pay scheme
- Life Insurance

The Role

As Garment Technologist, you will play a key role in the setup and maintenance of technical standards throughout our organisation and international supply base, to ensure every garment is produced and delivered to the highest possible quality standard.

Working closely with designers, buyers and the production team, you will provide technical support at all stages of the product lifecycle from design through to manufacture and delivery.

You will be responsible for the instruction of technical standards with suppliers, management of fitting and sample sealing processes, as well as management of internal and 3rd party QA and QC processes.

This is a varied and challenging role calling for a confident communicator with meticulous attention to detail.

The successful candidate will be well organised and flexible, a good team player with a methodical approach and the ability to meet deadlines.

The role will involve regular travel to visit suppliers, this is critical to set and maintain standards, as well as to build strong relationships with their teams.

About You

The role will require the successful candidate to have:

- A strong technical knowledge of garment construction, patterns and fabrics, as well as a clear understanding of the production processes within apparel construction.
- Experience setting and achieving quality standards across a variety of product categories.
- Experience developing and approving size specs, ensuring consistency of sizing is achieved across all suppliers.
- A strong understanding of grading in Menswear.
- Experience in risk assessment of products in terms of safety and any required testing.
- Experience working to tight deadlines, to meet production led critical paths.

Webrecruit and Douglas & Grahame are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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