Garment Technologist (Sportswear)

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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  • Salary:

    £26,000 - £30,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Halecroft Recruitment Ltd

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Lydia Whitelegg

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Our client based in Manchester is currently looking to recruit a Sportswear Garment Technologist to join the rapidly growing brand...


  • To manage the fit, size & function of styles from concept to launch.
  • Establish fit blocks and technical standards for the brand.
  • To provide accurate size charts with consistent size grading which form part of the tech packs to suppliers. 
  • To stick to the critical path with the product team, to execute a well-balanced and commercial range plan. Ensure all timelines are met including tech packs and sample deadlines.
  • Bring to market, world-class, fit for purpose product
  • To attend prototype review meetings, size set , PP and production sample meetings and take the lead in all fit sessions. Fitting garments to a high standard , gathering accurate feedback to provide detailed comments to the factories.
  • Work with the rest of the product team to create new garment specs and collaborating to determine best fabric and trim combinations.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day Garment Tech operational tasks, to deliver the goals and objectives as set by the Head of Menswear – in line with the company vision. 
  • Independently plan and organise allocated workload . To ensure that all tech-packs are of the highest standard and can be accurately translated by the factory into the best quality 1st Prototypes.  
  • Co-ordinate daily communication with all suppliers including chasing samples.
  • Manage any relevant testing and test reports. Approval of care labels. Communicate any issues and find solutions to any problems that may arise .
  • Thorough checks of all samples submitted to ensure they meet Represent’s high fabric and construction standards.
  • Maintain & update the sample tracker report- accuracy is critical!
  • Request and analyze all AQL reports and act on any issues.
  • Request and analyze customer returns reports to gain an insight into any potential problems.
  • Regularly visit the warehouse to randomly check all production to check for any issues, before goods are released to the customer.
  • Be prepared to visit factories including international travel, independently or with a co-worker.
  • Awareness of all factory shipment dates.


  • 1 x year Garment Technologist experience 
  • Excellent garment construction knowledge
  • Sportswear or branded apparel experience
  • Knowledge and passion for sustainability
  • Experience & understanding of garment/fabric test reports


Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri (Remote working available on Fridays)

Package: £26,000 - £30,000 + Bonus & Benefits