Responsibilities

  • Developing manmade fibres and quality assessing natural fibres
  • Spinning fibres into yarn, and knitting or weaving yarn into fabrics
  • Producing non-woven materials
  • Identifying the latest fabric trends, developments and innovations
  • Overseeing the dyeing, printing and finishing processes
  • Ensuring quality in areas such as strength, durability, colourfastness, and water and chemical resistance
  • Advising commercial colleagues on technical aspects of the business
  • Liaising with designers, and adapting designs to suit production methods
  • Making and sizing pre-production garments
  • Sourcing fabrics and accessories
  • Undertaking quality evaluations of materials and checking the quality of the final product
  • Responding to product queries, including complaints from wholesalers and customers.
Requirements
  • Experience in the textile and clothing industry
  • Degree or HND in a relevant subject such as physical, mathematical and applied sciences or engineering

Skills
  • A high level of technical knowledge and strong practical skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to liaise with colleagues in other functions
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • The ability to prioritise and switch between different tasks as required
  • Problem-solving skills and decision-making ability
  • Organisational skills, to ensure time schedules are adhered to and deadlines are met