Senior Technical Designer - Soft Wovens

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
27 Sep 2021
Closes
27 Oct 2021
Level
Manager

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fit garments and execute design intent while maintaining brand standards. Provide technical expertise in product fit, construction standards and manufacturing methods. Communicate clearly and professionally on a technical level with all business partners. Interact with product/design teams to adhere to merchandising calendar to meet production deadlines.

 

  •  Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while ensuring seasonal deadlines are met
  • Work closely with technical design manager to maintain brand standards and ensure fit consistency across the collection
  • Generate and maintain detailed technical packages including construction details, POMs and fit comments
  • Proactively track overseas packages and estimate fit dates based on expected package arrival.
  • Follow-up with factories on anticipated CSs, PPs and TOPs.
  •  Lead production fit session on live model and work with designer and patternmaker to achieve aesthetic and proper fit
  • Evaluate samples for vendor’s execution of fit and construction along with providing solutions via pattern corrections and/or garment re-engineering.
  •  Collaborate with Patternmakers, Production department and factories on identifying and resolving fit, construction and workmanship issues
  • Approve sample garment (all stages) in timely manner according to Time & Action Calendar and Production Plan
  •  Issue final graded production specification 
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently with overseas factories, offices and QC regarding fit comments and fit status
  • Timely respond to all inquiries and requests via e-mail or through verbal communication
  •  Foster open communication and team environment with all business partners and receive constructive feedback professionally
  • Possible international travel in the future

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10+ years of apparel experience (mostly as TD)
  • Must have work experience with women’s soft wovens (tops, dresses)
  • Expertise in garment fit, woven specs and garment construction
  • Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods
  • Must have experience with luxury or contemporary product
  • Experience in reviewing patterns
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to proactively troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills (Outlook and Adobe Illustrator necessary)
  • Knowledge of RLM and Gerber a plus

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