Garment & Product Technologist

About Montane:

Montane is one of the fastest growing premium outdoor brands in Europe. Recent investment from Inverleith LLP will provide an acceleration of this growth and open new opportunities.

We specialise in creating technical clothing, backpacks and accessories for fast-paced mountain sports, where design and performance are of the highest quality.

We have a young, ambitious, dynamic team motivated by a love of the mountains and with a passion for producing exceptional products in line with our ‘Further. Faster.’ brand vision. We are represented in many territories around the world and have a head office in Northumberland and a showroom in the Lake District.

About the Role:

Montane are looking to recruit an experienced Garment & Product Technologist to join our busy Design & Development department. The ideal candidate will be highly organised, have exceptional attention to detail and construction, and have the relevant experience in developing apparel and equipment.


Reporting to the Product Development Manager the successful candidate will be -

  • Responsible for prototypes, samples, and bulk production products across our full range being produced to the agreed specification.
  • Lead fit sessions with designers and critique products for fit, quality, and construction.
  • Make sure the most appropriate construction methods are used according to the products intended end use.
  • Provide detailed fit comments and next sample requirements to our suppliers in the far east.
  • Maintain, update and issue size charts and technical trim specifications for products on a seasonal basis.
  • Be proactive in tracking and requesting samples, adhering to a strict timetable, and updating critical paths.
  • Conduct wash testing of fabric, trims and product samples as needed.

    Qualifications and Skills

    The successful candidate will ideally have –

  • 3+ years’ experience.
  • A high degree of planning and organising skills.
  • An understanding of garment and equipment manufacturing processes, construction, and quality control procedures.
  • The ability to work closely within a team, but equally able to work using their own initiative.
  • Able to multitask and prioritise effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines within a busy department.
  • Strong and effective communication skills and ability to build positive relationships with team members and overseas suppliers.
  • Experience of working with offshore factories/suppliers.
  • Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft office competency.

    Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter to

    Closing date for applications: 8th August 2021

    No Agencies please.