Senior Technical Designer, Tory Sport

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
21 Sep 2021
04 Jan 2022


As a Tory Sport Senior Technical Designer, you are a critical cross functional partner, pivotal in building aesthetically pleasing and quality authentic product while achieving financial goals.


  • Compiles and maintains all tech packs for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to issuance
  • Resolves with counterparts any design that does not meet design, merchandising, production or financial needs
  • Understands the technical function behind performance wear to communicate with suppliers on design aesthetic as well as work through costing alternatives; recommend solutions
  • Coordinates with cross functional teams to manage tech pack turnover within calendar, development status, and final handoff to production
  • Fully accountable for accuracy and fit in bulk production
  • Schedules, tracks, and reports on all requested prototypes and salesman samples
  • Schedules and tracks all pre-production samples and top of production samples to ensure exact execution of final design
  • Communicates Tech Pack changes to the factories overseas on a day-to-day basis
  • Organizes weekly fittings based on what samples the team is expecting to receive
  • Tracks, receives, and logs in all fit samples and paper patterns
  • Responsible for organizing fittings/meetings with tech design when needed
  • Takes detailed fit notes in each fitting to ensure proper fit and use of fabrics and trims
  • Provides fit comments and spec updates to the factories based on revisions made during fitting
  • Performs pattern corrections where needed and sends out corrected patterns along with pinned samples to the appropriate factories
  • Edit, label, upload fit images and maintain fit photo library
  • Communicate development and fit information, from initial concept through TOP samples, through written reports, phone conversations, and sketches and/or pattern corrections, in a timely manner
  • Maintain fit standards, written reports, records, and samples; Helps to organize and file samples by season and factory
  • Ability to present to cross-functional teams
  • Works on other relevant projects as required by supervisor
  • Travels 1-2 times per year or as needed to fulfill the requirements of the role

  • Aims to instill quality in the product from material selection thru final production
  • Reviews all components with an eye for quality and durability
  • Ensures that all components and constructions used are compliant for performance and restricted substances prior to production

  • Manages calendar to ensure timely turnover of development, return of fit comments and prototypes, and placement of final production

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent life experience
  • Minimum 10+ years in apparel product development and technical design

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong math and collaborative skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to partner between cross-functional departments and internal business partners
  • Ability to easily measure a garment in its entirety
  • Both knits and wovens experience
  • Proficiency with PLM (Centric PLM a plus)
  • Proficiency with MAC, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Team Builder - It's all about "We"
    • Sets team goals and roles - Develops, motivates and empowers - Delivers constructive and encouraging feedback - Holds people accountable for results - Recognizes high performance
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Change Leader - Change is the essence of life
    • Challenges the current point of view - Puts changes in context for the team - Executes changes that impact the business - Is proactive and positive - Listens to and keeps the team up to speed

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .

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