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V&C have an exciting International opportunity for a Flat Knit Yarn Technologist to join a hugely successful multinational organisation working with the Research, Development & Manufacturing Departments. This important role requires identifying and developing the ideal yarns for product that differentiate themselves.
Working across natural and manmade yarns, the technologist will be required to source and develop yarns that are fit for product, performance, purpose whilst maintaining and setting quality control levels, ensuring quality and efficiency within acceptable cost. Identifying and collaborating with the supply chain, the successful candidate will work on the development of production viable yarn solutions.
Developing natural & man-made fibre based yarn solutions and quality assessment.
Identifying the latest yarn trends, developments and innovations
Managing and controlling the yarn during dyeing and finishing processes
Sourcing yarn, follow-up making and development samples during the sampling stages
Ensuring quality in areas such as strength, durability, colour fastness, and water and chemical resistance
Advise chemicals that may be added to product through yarn to make them more waterproof, flame-resistant or shrink-resistant
Advising commercial colleagues on technical aspects of the business
Liaising with designers, technical specialists and adapting designs to suit product & production methods
Undertaking quality evaluations of materials and checking the quality of the final product
Collaborative developments with key/strategic yarn suppliers
Responding to product queries, including complaints from internal & external parties
Undertake research to find new ways of using yarns to give product differentiations
Experiment with yarn to improve their look, feel, texture and durability.
At least 5 years’ experience working across Yarns suitable for Knits (Preferably Flat Knit)
Strong understanding of factory process
Extremely hands on
Excellent development knowledge
Good understanding of Chemical awareness
Ability to travel
Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy