Garment Technician Team Leader

A great opportunity to bring your Garment Tech and Management experience to this successful and growing apparel company, leading a dedicated team of technicians.

Client: Please Enquire

Date: 9 October 2019

Region: Auckland South

Type: Garment Tech Manager

Role Description

A leading wholesaler of uniforms is looking to recruit a Garment Technologist Manager to work in their Auckland Head Office. Working closely with design and production the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of outerwear and managing a team of Garment Techs. This is an excellent role for candidates skilled in fit, sizing and garment construction. Candidates must have relevant experience in multi-product outerwear and a keen eye for detail. A sound understanding of supplier procedures, the critical path process and a good understanding of pattern construction is essential for this role.

  • Manage, oversee and train a team of approximately 4 garment Techs.
  • Manage the team to Measure, assess and fit samples prior to fit sessions, making notes on spec, quality and make discrepancies.
  • Manage the Translation of comments for factories to easy English along with amendment sketches and photos.
  • Assist factories with pattern & construction methods by making pattern drafts and sample mock-ups.
  • Read test reports and work with factories to ensure lower/ failing grades are improved to commercial standards.
  • Propose and approve fabric testing and care labels along with QA team.
  • Manage Work on Critical Path, monitor and update all statuses with awareness. Attending management meetings and escalating issues where necessary.
  • Risk assess all new styles to highlight and solve any issues with the sales/ production team.
  • Check fabrics and trims on Production Samples to ensure they are within approved quality and appearance.
  • Maintain the technical and production libraries on the system.
  • Continually assessing quality levels and construction techniques, ensuring they adhere to Customer specifications.
  • Partake weekly production meetings with Procurement/QA.
  • Recommend changes to the design, construction and fabrics to ensure final product is commercially suitable.
  • Responsible for the development of garments from design/order stage through to production ensuring they perform.
  • Costing garments and trimmings.
  • Travelling as and when required.


This is a comprehensive and exciting role and you will need to have excellent communication skills to continue and develop close working relationship with the technical, sales teams and brand managers.

A brilliant opportunity to work with a top team and a growing apparel company, utilising your technical garment expertise along with your knowledge of off-shore production management.

If your experience and skills reflect the above then we'd love to hear from you!

If you think you’ve got what it takes then please e-mail your CV through to


Rosina Tomes

Managing Director
021 213 4033


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