Garment Technologist – Kikambala, Kilifi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGO’s in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client is an Apparel manufacturing company of both menswear and womenswear clothing for international fashion brand. The company strives to reach the highest quality export standard and has manufactured for very well established and celebrated designers. They are currently looking to recruit a . The ideal candidate must have over 8 years of experience working in the garment industry.

Key Requirements:

  • Be able to estimate the fabric consumption and trims required for each sample and hence provide this accurate information to procurement for sampling and bulk production.
  • Support pattern maker in creation of patterns and grading based on client specification.
  • Oversee construction of samples and support sample machinists
  • Ensure sample construction planning is created in such a way that enables efficient smooth bulk production.
  • Ensure production team receive detailed clear information on client orders (based on sample construction planning) to deliver seamless production and delivery orders.
  • Oversee sampling team to work on fit comments received from clients and ensure accurate amendments to patterns and samples to ensure smooth and fast approval of samples.
  • Liaise with the Product Development Manager and sample team to ensure fast turnaround time for the sample and at the same time provide accurate information for production planning.
  • Provide support and oversight across all sampling departments to include patterns, cutting, QC, sampling making, procurement etc.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 8 years experience working within the garment industry.
  • Must have an understanding of manufacturing, textiles, and garment construction.
  • Ability to work alone as well as in a team.
  • Be able to work under tight deadlines and cope with pressure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pattern cutting, construction, and manufacturing techniques.
  • Technical knowledge gained preferably within a fast-paced commercial or supplier environment.
  • Flexible approach to be able to adjust to the constantly changing needs of the business.
  • Exceptional eye for technical detail to consistently ensure the correct documentation is used and followed.
  • Applied technical knowledge of fabrics and threads.
  • Highly organized with good prioritization skills
  • Confident and clear communication skills; both verbal and written.

Please click on the tab below to apply:

Salary: Monthly Gross of Ksh. 50,000- 100,000 (Approx. 369 USD - 739 USD)
Location: Kikambala, Kilifi, Kenya
Career Level: Mid Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 19/05/2024