Technologist – Childrenswear – Burberry Limited , Kuwait

JOB PURPOSE
The purpose of the Children’s wear Product Technologist role is to lead product technical development, risk assessment and garment approval.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead end to end quality of fit and construction
Partner with design and PD to translate design intent into product technical specifications
PLM admin management and data input – fit comments and size charts
Manage end to end coordination of seasonal fit meetings adhering to business critical path
Responsible for the fitting evaluation and amendments communication to vendors
Management of blocks and constructional quality standards
Ensure consistency of fit and quality
Assessment of garment construction and product risk
Conformance to standards and safety regulations
Creation and management of product standards and manuals
Identification of and management of garment testing process with external test houses
Resolution of test failures without product compromise
Identifying opportunities for cost engineering improvement
Identify opportunities for cost engineering improvement
Analysis of non-compliant product
Care & content label approval
Lead and manage team projects aligned to core objectives
Develop relationships and effective communication with cross functional teams and vendors
Engage and elevate vendor technical teams

PERSONAL PROFILE
Strong Technical Design and Product Engineering skills (Pattern cutting, construction, size, shape & fit)
Relevant degree level and/or relevant experience in a similar role
Strong experience within an apparel or related industry with key expertise in Children’s Wear products
Pattern knowledge and grading experience
Proven knowledge of manufacturing and quality processes
Raw Materials and product testing knowledge is a plus
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Effective and influential communicator
Efficient and motivated
Innovative and self-driven, especially on product elevation ideas and implementation
PLM/PDM experience would be an advantage
Organised and structured
A Team player with ambition to grow within the team and organisation

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Engineer, Merchandising, Apparel, Garment, PLM, Engineering, Retail, Fashion, Management

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