Garment Technologist - Baby and Kids Wear

Zoek Pin North Watford, Hertfordshire, England

£36500/annum Competitive + Benefits

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 2 days ago

About the opportunity... We are looking for a Garment Technologist to join our busy Technical Team, working for Pep&co specialising in Baby and Kids.

Based at our head office in Watford, you will be responsible for ensuring the designated product ranges are delivered on time and that the quality is fit for purpose and in line with the brand specification. The role has a flexible working location, allowing you to work from home and the office.

You will also support the Technical Manager to lead the team to deliver the department quality and work closely with the product and design teams to provide a commercial range that maximises sales and profit opportunities.

The role will include store and factory visits in the future in line with the Covid19 travel guidelines.

This role comes with the ability to study Garment Maker Level 3 qualification, through an apprenticeship.
What you'll be doing... As a Garment Technologist, you will be responsible for:

Checking the fit and quality of multi product garments, working closely with suppliers, design and buying teamIdentifying product risk at sign off and working with buyer and supplier to mitigate quality risksTo conduct garment fitting meetings and organising adjustmentsWorking with suppliers in the UK and overseas to ensure they understand our quality and technical requirements, making sure all products are fit for purpose and are legal and ethically sourcedWorking with the design in product engineering to create costconscious designsSupport in product sourcing and identifying new suppliers in UK and Europe.

What you'll need... At least seven years Garment Technologist experience in Baby and/or Kids WearExperience working across several disciplines, including garment and preferably fabric technology and a sufficiently wide range of product knowledge in clothingDegree in fashion design or equivalentStrong negotiating and influencing skillsSound knowledge of pattern cuttingConfident in using Microsoft ExcelBe articulate, accustomed to working to timescales with the ability to plan and organise own workloadFully understand UK safety regulations and European directives.

What we can offer... This role comes with the ability to study Garment Maker Level 3 qualification, through an apprenticeshipCompetitive salary Potential to earn bonus Onsite coffee loungeLong service awards Additional holiday purchase - (once a year window to apply)Pension Life Assurance

About us... Since opening its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990, Poundland, has built a network of over 850 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, offering top brands and great quality own brand products that provide customers with amazing value every day.

Poundland offers thousands of quality products in store with over 1,000 well-known brands in 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, pet, stationery, books, DVDs and toys. It is on a journey from a single price to a simple price point retailer. While the majority of items in its stores are at its original £1 price point, it is extending ranges above and below £1 that also offer amazing value.

Now part of Pepco Group with over 2,500 stores across Europe, Poundland also trades internationally in the Republic of Ireland through its Dealz brand. Dealz has a growing store base in both Poland and Spain.

Within the UK, Poundland has also rolled out its fashion brand PEP&CO to approximately 300 of its larger stores. PEP&CO, launched in 2015 as a standalone brand, offers customers a full range of women's, men's and kids' fashion and is now bringing new style to Poundland with simple low pricing on family fashion that's hard to find on local high streets.

PEP&CO was also nominated in the 2019 Retail Week Awards as Private Label of The Year

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