Working in the fashion and retail industry within the job role of a Technical Manager/Director means you are responsible for ensuring process improvement and efficiency within the fashion/ retail brands sample room, head office or manufacturing environment. The Technical Manager/ Director also oversees the day to day activities of all technical staff and provides technical and advisory support to internal and external departments of the fashion/retail company- this could cover garment technology, pattern technology and/or fabric technology.
The job of Technical Manager/Director is responsible for developing and implementing technical processes, often dealing with pattern and construction queries and resolving issues, managing approvals, fitting and sealing, quality, and managing technical resources within the budget and project schedule of the fashion/retail company.
Being responsible for a team, it is the job of the Technical Manager/Director to train in-house staff and vendors to audit to AQL standards, and establish measures & systems for monitoring and reporting on the performance of the technical function.
To get a job as a Technical Manager/Director within the fashion or retail industry you will have previous experience as a Senior Garment Technologist/Quality Controller within a head office, supplier or manufacturing environment, a thorough knowledge of garment construction and fit, and will have the ability to be hands-on.
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