Garment Technologist

Ref: MON11616
Salary: Competitive
Department: Technical Services
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 Hours Per Week

Monsoon is an exciting and ethical fashion brand. Our story began with one man and his vision that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery. We are built on a way of working that we are really proud of, where values and ethics go hand in hand.

We’re looking for a Technologist to join our ladies wear department. This is a great opportunity for a Technologist who is looking for a new challenge, passionate about fashion and delivering great product to the customer.

What will you do as a Garment Technologist?

  • Have an understanding of technical capability of suppliers, including factory visits and audits (including the developing of CAP’s)
  • Work with offices to ensure suppliers on boarded to ensure a smooth transition into the business
  • Manage issues to be taken up with suppliers, keeping buying teams and offices informed and develops supplier improvement plans
  • Follow up on ethical non- compliances from SMETA report, during factory visits and carry out ethical risk assessment, based on H & S issues
  • Work with category team to deliver product strategy
  • Ensure adherence to the required sealing process from initial prototype to production sign off (including critical path adherence and management) Drive improvements where required
  • Work with design/buying teams during product development to get as many samples ‘right first time’ as possible
  • Risk Assess products to ensure product feasible, safe and legal products
  • Work with suppliers to achieve the most cost effective production methods to deliver the required quality standards
  • Ensure all products are effectively managed through the appropriate testing and care /safety labelling requirements including the management of new fabrics/ components
  • Understand block / size requirements on relevant category and ensure they are consistently applied across all products (clothing)
  • Actively adopts a Quality Assurance approach to all areas of role
  • Driving product forward in terms of fit, construction and technical performance in order to meet customer expectations
  • Carry out overseas travel as required to develop supply base and product

What you will need to succeed as a Garment Technologist?

  • Proven experience at Junior Technologist and Assistant Technologist Level
  • Can confidently self-manage products, buyers and suppliers ensuring commercial requirements are met
  • Degree educated or equivalent in recognised textile qualification
  • Proven experience of product; womenswear, childrenswear or accessories
  • Passionate about Monsoon Accessorize product and getting the right quality product in stores for customers
  • Occasion and bridal experience preferred, but not essential 

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request discuss any specific requirements.


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