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Technical Manager - Knitwear Specialist

Job Title: Technical Manager - Knitwear Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + (DOE) + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92812
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 12, 2013 13:25

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for for an experienced Technical Manager, to join the Knitwear team of a leading fashion brand, to assist with the departments continued growth. With Knitwear already a top performing area for the brand, this is a brilliant opportunity to join a successful business, with which you can add value to the current product offering. This is a hands on management role - therefore the ideal candidate will enjoy getting involved at all levels as well as offering guidance and support to the more junior members of the team. As Technical Manager, your key responsibilities will include: * Offering your knowledge and expertise to the Knitwear category; working across both Ladies, Men's and Childrenswear. * Delivering first class product specifications; ensuring that samples are delivered to the correct standard first time round. * Utilising your experience to further improve the current quality and profitability of the knitwear range, whilst maintaining great value for money for the customer. * Maintaining strong awareness of what other retailers are doing from a knitwear perspective and ensuring that the product you are offering is most competitive with this. * Working to develop new ethical sources of knitwear, ensuring that the product adheres to all necessary legal and safety regulations. * Getting involved at all levels including grading, sample meeting, fit sessions, lab dips testing as well as trim and test reporting. * Maintaining constant communication with relevant teams across the business such as buying and merchandising, as well as external suppliers, ensuring the critical path is achieved. The successful candidate will be: * Currently working as a Senior Technologist or already at Technical Manager level within a true knitwear focused role. * Educated to degree level or above, within a relevant field, such as Design, Technical or Knitwear. * A confident leader with proven management experience within a technical environment. * An expert within Knitwear - with a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and quality standards. This is a fantastic role for those looking to take on a true knitwear role. Whilst leading an already successful team, you will be given the autonomy to develop the range further taking inspiration from the catwalks and latest trends. In return for your hard work you will receive a competitive salary as well as an attractive benefits package, along with the opportunity to building a stable and progressive career with the business. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.