Senior Product Technologist

  • Company: Thomas Pink
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: TPIN00076
  • Date of publication: 2018.06.04

Position

Thomas Pink was founded in 1984 by three brothers, Peter, James & John Mullen whose love of fun and colour offered a new approach to Jermyn Street shirt-making tradition. Under the impetus of our CEO & Creative Director, Thomas Pink is currently in a period of regeneration. With shirt-making as its absolute essence, Thomas Pink will be re-establishing its unique personality.

Joining Pink is the opportunity to embark on a journey of transformation with a collective of talented individuals who embody the values of Creativity & Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Excellence. Thomas Pink is proud to be an LVMH Maison - the world's leading luxury Group.

Thomas Pink has an international presence with two unique flagship stores respectively located on Jermyn Street, London and Madison Avenue, New York.

JOB PURPOSE

  • To be a product expert in engineering all apparel categories, woven, knit and leather.
  • Support and ensure the industrialisation of new product.
  • Elevate the performance of our products and the customer experience by implementing quality standards, risk assessments and ultimately elevating our product.
  • Ensure IP (patterns) is consistent within the vendor network and captured at HQ.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development activity

  • Ensure the proper development and industrialisation (Quality / Cost / Lead time) from prototype to production for all categories.
  • Participate or manage the different product review meetings and approval process for all categories covered: Proto through to Gold Seal.
  • Give input during early development stages.
  • Provide quality and technical specifications by category.
  • Assess product construction (Risk / Aesthetic / Conception / Cost).
  • Drive the product risk management process to identify, assess and mitigate risk.
  • Identify opportunities for cost engineering improvement & raw material optimization.
  • Define and approve care & content label.
  • Define per season the products to be tested to ensure quality standards are met and products are performing.
  • Manage the product testing process with external houses.
  • Develop relationship with our vendor base.
  • Define products to be wear trailed; manage the process till feedback is shared with cross-functional partners.
  • Leverage the use of internal systems and trackers for completing product assessment & generating tech packs.

Standardization and technical support

  • Creation and management of final product standards and manuals to establish and elevate quality standards (conception, processes...).
  • Ensure compliance to quality standards and safety regulations.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative end to end working relationships with the vendor base, ensuring timely feedback are provided in cost and quality.
  • Provide technical input for vendor selection and rating.
  • Provide technical input into product withdraw/recalls & root causes analysis from customer/store feedback.

 


Profile

Work experience

  • Extensive experience within a technical garment role, preferably within luxury.
  • Pattern reading and definition.
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Testing knowledge would be advantageous.
  • PLM experience would be an advantageous.

Competencies and skills

  • An excellent communicator with belief and ability across all levels of the business
  • Intuitive in communicating across the globe
  • Innovative and passionate with unique drive to make it happen
  • Organised and efficient 

Technical skills

  • Educated to Degree level ideally Textile/Chemical/Materials Engineering.
  • Excellent Microsoft office (Excel) and Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator) skills.
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