Product Development/Technical Design Associate (Accessories)

Location
West Hollywood, California
Posted
12 Nov 2021
Closes
10 Dec 2021
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Jonathan Simkhai is seeking a Product Development/Technical Designer to take on a designated portion of responsibility in partner with production and design teams. The ideal candidate would have experience in both fields of product development and technical design.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead development with sampling and manufacturing partners each season across multiple product categories for Accessories division, including bags, shoes, and Jewelry.
  • Responsible to create and update style information in the system.
  • Create development tech-pack; Maintain updates on tech-pack including construction, BOM’s, and spec through the development process.
  • Work closely with design team to ensure the brand integrity and design vision is well executed for sample collection.
  • Manage sample packages, including sample yardage, sew guide samples, and trims for proto as well as coordinating material deliveries for SMS.
  • Communicate and update WIP status with each vendor to ensure timely delivery on sample collection.
  • Schedule fitting, conduct in Fit sessions for samples, and relay revision to vendors.
  • Work with factories in sourcing seasonal trims and fabric qualities needed in collection development.
  • Place sample order and prepare sample collection for market.
  • Support line building on product knowledge and asset creation.
  • Liaise with Production team to ensure all information is handed off accurately and fit approved to standards

​​Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience working with both domestic and overseas vendors
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Strong time management and organizational skills to establish priorities and meet specific deadlines. 
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a global, multi-cultural environment  
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency 
  • Knowledge in garment construction/engineering
  • Experience in Runway Collection would be a plus

About Us

Established in 2010, the Jonathan Simkhai brand provides luxury ready-to-wear for today’s woman. The core aesthetic philosophy plays with the tension of feminine strength and sensuality; this is reflected in the employment of customized fabrics, romantic detailing, linear lines, and contoured silhouettes. Through designs that seek to embolden women with confidence and ease, the brand represents modern versatility.

Jonathan Simkhai launched his eponymous label after years of experience as a buyer and merchandiser. Early success of the label propelled Simkhai into the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} program and then the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which Simkhai won in 2015. With company offices in New York and LA, the brand continues to redefine the 21st-century wardrobe and reinvigorate American fashion.

 

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