Superbalist - Senior Garment Technologist
Cape Town, ZA
3d ago is a fast growing online fashion business based in South Africa. We’re obsessive about our high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join our team.

We think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. We’re lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand.

We’re looking for people who :

  • are decisive
  • are continuously learning & improving
  • think big
  • are proactive
  • obsess about the customer and the customer experience
  • are accountable
  • collaborate
  • are trustworthy, approachable and open minded
  • simplify processes and solve complexity
  • If that sounds exciting to you, then you may be right for Superbalist, and ready to help us build SA’s biggest and best fashion retailer.

    The Role

    We’re looking for a highly experienced Senior Garment Technologist who will lead with strong technical facilitation, as the interface between :

  • The designers & pattern makers
  • The pattern makers and sample machinists
  • The QC and the pattern makers
  • Being the custodian of clear communication within the team with the aim of ensuring that the accuracy in fit and overall appearance of the garments are achieved within a well managed lead time, to meet the target for approved garment seal date within the required critical path.

    The Senior Garment Technologist will cover styles in Womenswear and Kidswear across product categories,

    Key Requirements

  • Providing strong technical support for the Design teams, drawing on a solid technical knowledge of pattern making and understanding of the manufacturing processes across multiple product categories within womenswear and kidswear.
  • Taking ownership of the sealing process from design sample through to production, working to tight critical paths.
  • Creating and managing a block library, ensuring continuity and consistency across the range.
  • Through fit days, bench-marking, and wearer trials, make sure that private label product has the best possible fit and quality, and is ahead of our competitors.
  • Risks assessing products in terms of fabrication & trims.
  • Matric
  • Diploma in pattern making
  • Has full knowledge of garment construction.
  • Minimum of 10 years + experience as a pattern maker and been in a senior pattern maker’s role (in womenswear)
  • Has minimum 5 years + experience as a garment technologist.
  • Good interpretation of fabric knowledge as suited to particular styles.
  • Demonstrates great organisational skills, efficient time management and the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Demonstrates attention to fine detail
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Has excellent communication skills, with the ability to build relationships within the team.
  • Reliable, flexible, and honest team player.
  • Superbalist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

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