We are looking for an experienced Technologist to join our Menswear team. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to be a team player who welcomes involvement in cross-departmental projects. The role reports into a Head of Technical and we are looking for a self-motivator who can take ownership of their responsibilities. Aside from technical experience, organisational and analytical skills are essential, as are good time management and the ability to prioritise tasks.
The Technical team at ASOS are all about achieving the right product quality that not only looks great, but fits well and is fantastic value for money. They work closely with the Buying and Merchandising teams and are a key support to Design and Ethical. They are constantly striving to find ways to make sure all our products reach the customers looking the best they can. A desire to improve quality and fit, and the ability to work within a diverse team, build relationships at business and supplier level, and be able to think on your feet in such a fast paced environment are all essential to being a member of the ASOS Technical team.
Working closely with Buying, Merchandising, Design, Digital, Fabric and our supply base, you’ll need to draw on your solid understanding of the various fitting and manufacturing processes and costings
You’ll need to be passionate about your role and maintain high standards of quality and fit for your department(s)
You’ll support the Head of category and work closely with the Design and Buying teams to achieve ASOS KPIs, including right first time sealing hit rate
You’ll take ownership of the fit and sealing process, embedding virtual fitting on Optitex as the new norm and ensure that suppliers and buyers are fully engaged in the Optitex fit process.
You’ll ensure that all core fabrics are scanned into the Optitex fabric library and selected during Design brief stage, keeping up to date with any improvements to the Optitex system and taking ownership for the virtual fit process
You’ll risk assess product quality standards and production issues including safety, wearer trials, performance, minimum make standards and potential production issues.
Using lessons learnt, you’ll complete benchmarking through comparative shopping, working collaboratively with digital teams, Fabric and suppliers to make sure ASOS Quality Standards are maintained.
You’ll play an important role in analysing quality issues and customer returns within your department, putting in corrective action plans and workable timeframes in place, as well as ensuring that Technical data on the supplier Extranet is up to date and accurate.
During Design brief stage and through to being sent to supplier, you’ll make sure that the correct block and fabric reference is selected
You’ll deliver Supplier Self Gold Seal status to ensure suppliers meet criteria for Self Approval.
You’ll support the offshore ASOS QC auditors with regard to technical queries to ensure shipments are not delayed due to incorrect technical packs provided with the Gold Seal.
You’ll need to keep up to date with industry innovations, networking internally and externally to identify opportunities.
You’ll be responsible for managing and developing a team
Experience in pattern cutting and grading
A strong background in Menswear Garment Technology, with experience of working within a high street retailer
Self-motivation and the ability to take the initiative and respond quickly to change.
Strong communication and networking skills across all levels.
Good working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, Word, internet and email packages
Excellent communication skills, able to build relationships across the business and with suppliers in person, by email and on the telephone
Reliable, flexible and good at working within a fast pace team.
Great organisational skills.
We will give you a competitive salary, bonus scheme, staff discount, sample sales and pension matching but also a fantastic bunch of flexible benefits that focus on your health, wealth & inner self for you and your friends and family.
We’re committed to creating an inclusive workforce. We believe in a world where you have the freedom to explore and express yourself without judgement, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Where you value yourself and feel proud of who you are. Where individuality is a source of confidence, because difference makes the world a better place.