Garment & Product Technologist

About the Role:

We are looking to recruit an experienced Garment & Product Technologist to join our Product Development team. This role reports to the Product Development Manager and will work closely with the rest of the Product Development and Design team to support with the technical production of our products from design to manufacture. The ideal candidate will need to have experience in developing apparel and equipment and a good understanding of sizing, fit, fabric properties, and production processes. They will have exceptional attention to detail, be highly organised and able to work at a fast pace and to multiple deadlines.

Responsibilities:

The Garment and Product Technologist will be responsible for:
• Ensuring prototypes, samples, and bulk production products across our full range are produced to agreed specifications.
• Leading fit sessions with designers and evaluating products for fit, quality, and construction.
• Making sure appropriate construction methods are used for products and reflect the intended end use.
• Providing detailed fit comments and sample requirements to our factories and suppliers.
• Maintaining, updating and issuing size charts and technical trim specifications for products on a seasonal basis.
• Proactive management of tracking and requesting samples, adhering to a strict timetable, and updating critical paths.
• Conducting testing of fabric, trims and product samples as needed.
• Working closely with QC on production and pre-production checks and analysing product returns and faults.
• Maintaining a good awareness of consumer needs and industry clothing trends.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will ideally have:
• 3+ years’ experience working in garment and product technology.
• Excellent knowledge of multi product apparel and equipment.
• An excellent understanding of garment and equipment manufacturing processes, construction, fit and quality control procedures.
• Experience of working with offshore factories/suppliers.
• The ability to work efficiently within a team, but equally able to work using their own initiative.
• The ability to multitask, prioritise and work to tight deadlines within a busy department.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships with team members and overseas suppliers.
• Strong planning and organising skills.
• Relevant qualification in clothing and fashion technology would be desirable but not essential.
• Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft office competency.

Benefits:
Friendly and Supportive Team
Employer Pension Contributions
Work From Home Days
Early Friday Finish
Employee Discounts
Competitive Salary

About Montane Ltd:

Montane is one of the fastest growing premium outdoor brands in Europe. We specialise in creating technical clothing, backpacks and accessories for fast-paced mountain sports, where design and performance are of the highest quality. We have a friendly, dynamic and ambitious team motivated by a love of the mountains and with a passion for producing exceptional products in line with our ‘Further. Faster.’ brand vision. We are represented in many territories around the world and have a head office in Northumberland and a showroom in the Lake District.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland.
Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience.
Contract: Full Time , Permanent Role.

Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter to Recruitment@Montane.com

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th May.

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