At Bravissimo our purpose is to inspire big boobed women to feel confident and amazing. When it comes to our products we are continuously amazed by our wonderful customers who have helped us to influence an industry, push boundaries and design and produce products that some said could never be made. We are a dynamic multi-channel retailer, offering lingerie, swimwear and clothing to fit and flatter women who are a D-L cup. Bravissimo started in lingerie, but in 2001 we launched our first clothing product - the strappy top! We continue to design our collection to fit and flatter our customers’ figures. We now have a range of Bravissimo clothing all specifically focused on providing a great fit and shape for women with bigger boobs.
Our product team are key to making this happen and this role gives an opportunity to join a small team who really care about inspiring and empowering our customers through the clothing we design. As a company, over the last 22 years we have experienced some substantial growth and we are now a £50 million-pound turnover business, with 28 stores across the UK as well as a well-established e-commerce operation. We continue to believe in and focus on our purpose which has resulted in the growth of our e-commerce into the USA and further store openings in the UK. Our people are at the heart of our business and for the last 11 years we have been one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for.
We are looking for a passionate individual to join us to train as a Creative Pattern Technologist on our own brand clothing products. If you share our passion for great fitting products and want to work in a friendly and dedicated team, committed to providing a great choice of clothing to fit and flatter women with big boobs, this could be the role for you. If you are in your final year at University this could be the perfect role for you once you have completed your degree.
About the Job
Reporting to the Lead Technologist, this is a great opportunity to get exposure to a business dedicated to inspiring women to feel amazing. You will work closely alongside the Technical and Product teams, gaining the skills required to be a creative pattern technologist on our own brand clothing products.
As part of this 1 year contract, you will receive training which will give you the skills to support you in developing your career in pattern cutting, grading and garment technology using the electronic pattern systems Modaris and Lectra. You will support a busy technical team by undertaking a variety of tasks including inspecting garments for quality, providing specifications for the Quality Control team, liaising with suppliers, cutting samples and providing technical information to produce garments in line with the critical path.
After the 1 year contract, there is potential for this position to become permanent.
You will have passion to want to learn about great fitting clothing and gain a thorough understanding of the industry. You will have a strong technical mind and be able to work as part of a team whilst also showing initiative to work independently when required.
You will be a fashion graduate or have related experience in a technical department and now be looking to build your career with a customer driven company.
Attention to detail is absolutely essential to ensure we develop the right look, fit and feel of our products. You need to be organised, positive, self-motivated and able to prioritise your work load to ensure our product is delivered on time and in full. You also need to be adaptable and flexible from time to time to meet our business requirements.
Team work is a major requirement in our department and you will be the kind of individual that works well with your colleagues to achieve the best outcome for our customer and the kind that offers help and support to others if needed.
You will be working very closely with all our supply bases, so you will need to be effective in building and maintaining strong relationships and have the confidence to deal with any issues that may arise.
Working in a busy technical team, you need to have a great attitude for getting things done and great communication skills. You will be challenged daily with this role and obsessed with fit and shape of our products but you will be the type of person that finds this a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Your experience to date is less important than your learning agility and your ability to really understand our purpose and make our customers feel amazing.
To apply, please submit your CV as well as a cover letter detailing why you would like to work for Bravissimo and why you would like this position, along with your current salary to the email address below.
- Design Patterns
- Creative Pattern Cutting
- Fashion Design