Garment Technician/Production Coordinator

Brandbank Steambrook pty ltd

Rare opportunity for an experienced Garment Technician/Production Coordinator to join French Connection, a truly global fashion brand!

  • Opportunity to be a part of an established international fashion bran
  • Dynamic & fast paced environment
  • Great location on St Kilda Road
In 1972, bell bottoms and hippie prints ruled the fashion landscape. Petrol cost 36c a litre. ABBA burst onto the scene. Cheese and pineapple sticks were the height of sophistication. The first instalment of The Godfather debuted to critical acclaim. And French Connection was born. 

Since then, the world has changed dramatically, but our aspirations have not.

As a brand we create timeless staples for men and women that transcend seasons and fads. French Connection is not about more clothes, it’s about the right clothes. We are on trend, but never trendy. We are useful not wasteful, and we take pride in our fit, fabric and quality of our garments.

We are straightforward – we simplify, we unscramble, we go back to basics. We believe life should be packed with experiences, not packed with baggage. We celebrate the individual.

We’ve had a million ideas since 1972 and we have a million more.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and committed Garment Technician/ Production Coordinator to join the French Connection Ladieswear Team. This is the perfect role for someone technically minded, organised and who will fit in with a positive and collaborative team.

Reporting directly to the Production Manager, this role is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the production process, from ranging through to development and shipment. Through building strong supplier relationships, you will ensure that you meet internal deadlines with a focus on delivery and quality.

THE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Previous experience in a similar role with a minimum of 3 years’ + experience with offshore production. Ladies Apparel experience preferable
  • Formal qualifications or relevant experience in production and/ or quality control within apparel industry
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong understanding of garment construction, size specifications and fitting garments
  • Experience with working with both cut and sew and woven product is essential
  • An ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Outstanding PC skills and clear verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Proficiency in all MS Office, specifically in Excel and Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience in pattern making is advantageous
THE ROLE:
  • Working very closely with the Ladies Apparel Buying/Design team to ensure their vision is executed correctly
  • Managing sampling from initial sample stage to shipment stage including fabric quality approval, lab dip approval, trims etc.
  • Create accurate measurement specifications with correct grading for all styles within the specified timeline.
  • Create specifications from images and illustrations handed over from the Buying/Design team.
  • Track range progress on a daily basis ensuring all styles are on target for on time delivery and communicating any issues with solutions.
  • Manage critical paths and production schedules with suppliers
  • Conduct fit sessions in a clear, confident and precise manner
  • Ensure clear and concise fit comments are sent to all relevant suppliers
  • Manage all QC issues to ensure high quality garments
  • Cost negotiations with all relevant suppliers
  • Meeting business financial objectives 
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU:
  • Competitive salary package
  • $1,000 YEARLY CLOTHING ALLOWANCE
  • Up to 50% off our new season product range!
  • Supportive team culture and environment
French Connection is all about pushing the boundaries and making a fashion statement no matter where we are in the world. If you want to be a part of a brand with a rich heritage and a vision for the future that keeps on growing, then we want to hear from you! APPLY NOW!

Click the link below to see how you can be a part of our vision!
https://www.frenchconnection.com.au/content/careers.html