Technical Designer (Bottoms/White House Black Market) - 11215 Metro Pkwy

Recruiter
Chico's
Location
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Posted
02 Jul 2020
Closes
02 Sep 2020
Ref
7410
Function
Marketing
Level
Manager
Position Objective

This position is responsible for ensuring that brand quality fit, desired appearance, and quality construction standards are met and maintained for assigned product area. This position works closely with Technical Design leader to enhance and evolve processes and procedures as business evolves; broaden technical knowledge and expertise, while continually striving to elevate the quality of the product. This position participates in meeting departmental goals and ensures brand integrity throughout fit development process while keeping customer in mind.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Leads weekly fit sessions. Collaborate with designers and merchants to translate fit and aesthetic details.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations in collaboration with peer teams and supervisor on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment.
  • Maintains fit consistency for product area. Ensures standard grade rules are applied to each garment.
  • Executes tech packs from Development to Pre Production of assigned departments and additional product classifications as directed.
  • Ensures Product Lifecycle Calendar dates are met for Development and Garment Fit Approval.
  • Attends weekly cross functional team meetings rising up any issues that pertain to vendor, quality, and/or timeline concerns.
  • Communicates to vendor partners on daily basis to maintain deadlines and problem solve fit and/or quality issues.
  • Supports Senior Technical Designer, Manager and/or Director on department goals and department process updates.
  • May train new associates in the technical design responsibilities and process cycle.
  • May coach team members by evaluating team process on a regular basis, recommend and implement improvements, as needed.
  • Values individuality and the diverse talents of their team. Leads the team by communicatingexpectations, providing guidance, delivering feedback, and empowering the team to be their best.

This position may be found in multiple brands. Some duties may vary from brand to brand.

Education

Preferred - BA/BS in Fashion Design
Preferred - BA/BS in related field

Required Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years' experience in the apparel Industry including patternmaking experience with full knowledge of total production timeline
  • Detail oriented with ability to drive to completion with strong communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Extensive knowledge of grading skills, pattern making, fit, balance, garment construction, fabrics and fabric performance
  • Block/sloper use and development experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Share
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative suit
  • Working knowledge of Web based applications, i.e. FLEX PLM or comparable software


Chico's FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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