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Fabric & Materials Technologist

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Lidl Asia Pte Limited, Hong Kong, Singapore, Food and Retail, Sourcing, Production, Product Development, Quality, Compliance, Sustainability, Merchandising, Logistics, Cross-Functional, Administration, Careers, Social Responsibility, Textile, Soft Goods, Hard Goods

Location

Lidl & Kaufland Asia Pte. Limited | Singapore {amount} km
30 Pasir Panjang Road 12-31/32 Mapletree Business City
117440 Singapore

Contract Type

Full Time

Entry Level

Experienced
Quality Assurance

Reference no.

389546

Summary

The main objectives of the position is to ensure fabric & material quality used in the production of our textile products can meet our required standards and quality. Through the monitoring of these orders against agreed TnA milstones.

What you'll do

  • Liaise with cross-functional teams within product category
  • Direct communication with garment vendors, fabric mills and material mills for textile    related topics.
  • Request and arrange for fabric or material testing when required and to ensure correct and complete information is filled on lab testing requests.
  • To sign off test reports into our data management system, and communicate with vendors on failures and provide technical guidance for improvements.
  • Assessment and approval of first bulk fabric/material compared to approved development quality/standard regarding color / appearance and handfeel.
  • When required approve acceptable shade bands for batch colour continuity.
  • Communicate with vendors on any potential risks and provide technical support or direction for knitting, weaving, dyeing, printing, finishing and chemical compliance when required.
  • Provide risk assessment on any potential failures on fabric to QA/merchandisng/production team
  • Evaluate Fabric Specifications and signed off into our data system
  • Check TnA milestones for fabric production and daily monitor and update the fabric status into our data system
  • Weekly order progress meeting with Production/QA/merchandising on action on any potential delay related to fabric issues
  • Mill visits when required to support fabric/material quality issues within South Asia & China.

What you'll need

  • Understanding of fabric compositions and construction for both knitted & woven materials.
  • Knowledge in the dyeing, finishing and chemical finishing processes of fabric and materials.
  • Strong Technical expertise in a variety of garment types primary Lingerie & Underwear.
  • Experience in the evaluation of lab dips and dyed material for colour assessment.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of work experience with relevant experiences as a fabric knitting/weaving   technician being an advantage in field of textile or related discipline.
  • Fluency in English Local language required plus Cantonese and Mandarin is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills with fabric mills, vendors, QA, merchandisers in trouble shooting for fabric technical issues
  • Work independently and able to present to a group
  • Understanding complex situations and processes
  • Quality awareness
  • Effective workload management
  • Building relationships with departments/3rd parties
  • Accountability/responsibility
  • Processing/relaying information
  • Travel maybe required for this role

What you'll receive

We are dedicated to fostering a family-friendly culture and work environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all candidates with the required skills and experience. We enable fair pay within the company by creating non-discriminatory salary systems. Working at Lidl & Kaufland Asia is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We are accredited as a Fair and Progressive employer by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP).

 

Development Opportunities:

  • The right candidate for this position will join QA Fabric Team and become part of our great team, as we strive to ensure the quality of the material used in our product meets our quality standard and is suitable for the products it is used for.
  • Opportunity to put into practice your technical skills & knowledge and grow these skills as well as the potential to learn new skills in the diverse field of textile quality.
  • Vertical growth within the team is possible with the right mindset and demonstration of your working ability self-discipline.

 

Market Leading Remuneration Package:

  • Annual wage supplement and discretionary bonus
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance

 

Supportive Environment:

  • Out of Office leave for important appointments
  • In-house training courses
  • Training sponsorship scheme


Work-life Balance:

  • 5-day week
  • Competitive Annual Leave (18 days per year)
  • Charity, Community and Sporting Events

 

If you are not invited for an interview within 4 weeks, we regret that your application was not suited to this vacancy.

For more company information, please feel free to visit: http://www.lidl.asia

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