FIT Technologist - Womenswear

Reference WWFT-0480
Region WC
City Cape Town
Contract Permanent
Hours Full time
Category FMCG, Retail & Wholesale
Salary Negotiable
Apply By 2019-09-09
Job Commences 2019-08-12


A leading fashion retailer has a vacancy for a FIT Technologist - Womenswear to manage the end to end Fit Development Process in the business ensuring the company remains relevant in the market place and exceeding customer's fit expectations. This position will be based in Cape Town.


Duties (will include but not limited to):   

  • Set standards and provide guidance with regard to fit and pattern construction
  • Set standards with regard to body measurement and sizing
  • Ensure that garment measuring and grade rules are set for all main product categories
  • Garment measuring standards and methodology
  • Garment grading standards and methodology
  • Fit dummy development
  • Model measuring standards and criteria
  • Provide product knowledge training for technologists and suppliers
  • Identification and resolution of fit problems arising from fabric, garment and pattern construction with relevant stakeholders
  • Develop main block patterns
  • Review existing fit and silhouettes and amend where necessary
  • Develop main silhouettes with departments and suppliers
  • Comparative shops with regards to fit
  • Keep up to date on latest fit and pattern technologies
  • Use customer feedback as input to future fit strategy
  • Liaise with customers when required



Technical Skills:

  • Degree / Diploma in Clothing production management or Clothing
  • Design and management with emphasis placed on pattern making and grading
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in pattern making
  • Technical competence and expertise with regards to fit, grading and measuring of garments
  • Technical competence and expertise with regards to pattern making
  • Technical competence in garment construction
  • Good understanding of the fabric reactions and garment manufacturing
  • Computer literacy

Behavioural Skills:

  • Delivery focused and goal driven
  • Flexible
  • Plays a leading role in managing and implementing initiatives at functional level
  • Engage and connects people to enable delivery of operating plan
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and reacts to business and customer issues within their function
  • Manages work in a positive and consistent way that creates a challenging growth experience

How to Apply

Please forward your CV to Should you not be contacted within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.