Product Technologist job in Bury

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Job Ref: 6770

Job Type: PERM

Location: Bury

Salary: £Competitive

Date Posted: 22-01-2020

Category: Textiles/ Fashion

Alexander Hancock

Our client is looking to recruit a Product Technologist, to take fully involvement in the cradle to grave life span of a range of soft furnishing products, ensuring compliance with identified standards.

As Product Technologist, you will be accountable for demonstrating due diligence in the evaluation and approval of agreed product categories, ensuring standards of quality, appearance, durability, safety, functionality, fit for purpose and legal requirements are met at all times.

Role and Responsibilities of Product Technologist:

  • Working closely with Sales, Merchandising and Buying Departments to ensure complete product information is available to produce accurate product specifications.
  • Produce full technical documentation for issue to the factories, thus ensuring each product is manufactured to highest possible standards and complies with designated specifications. This will cover fabric construction/composition, fabric printing/dyeing/colour, stitching/assembly, folding/packing and care labelling based on fabric performance during use and cleaning.
  • Request and assess strike-off and lab dip fabric samples against standards for quality, colour and print.
  • Request and assess pre-production and pre-shipment seal samples for make-up, stitching and dimensions.
  • Assess sealed samples and provide technical support directly back to the factories via e-mail and conference call when required, ensuring critical path milestones are constantly being updated, monitored and target dates met.
  • Request, check and grade test reports to ensure fabrics and products perform in accordance with customer requirements.

Skills and Experience required for the role of Product Technologist:

  • Strong initiative and proactive approach to all tasks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Achievement drive
  • Articulate and creative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to organise and prioritise effectively in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to interpret data and make decisions based on it
  • Technical experience within the home furnishings or textile industry, covering a variety of different textile product types.
  • A background of working in a busy office/studio environment with extensive e-mail based supplier communications.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good interpersonal skills

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