G/FORE Women's Lead Tech Designer

Recruiter
Peter Millar
Location
Los Angeles, California
Posted
21 Jan 2022
Closes
21 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  Born in Los Angeles but bred with a global perspective, G/FORE was conceptualized with a passion for modern design combined with a love of golf. Distinguished by our attention to detail, sophisticated ease, playful nature, youthful energy and sense of humor. We consistently strive to make a powerful and colourful impact on our favourite game. We take inspiration from art, architecture, modern design, and colourful narratives. Our intent is to disrupt the industry without being disrespectful to the sport and its rich traditions. 

This position is critical to help establish and maintain the overall fit of all G/FORE Women’s Apparel. You will manage the technical fit process to get styles ready and approved for bulk production.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Follow the fit process from design inception to bulk fit approvals
  • Establish graded product specs for all new styles across all categories
  • Perfect previous seasons fits and establish core blocks
  • Manage fitting process, make detailed notes of comments made during fittings and add fit comments to tech packs
  • Create detailed technical illustrations to explain any construction changes or corrections to the factory 
  • Develop and/or correct patterns when necessary 
  • Send/receive shipments as needed
  • Manage product measurement evaluation and fit during development
    • Develop product measurement specs
    • Create specs and grade rules for new product blocks
    • Manage information in Excel tech packs
    • Bring forward product construction concerns and solutions 
    Analyze fit garments to determine compliance of spec, construction, and design team fit intent
  • Fit on models and/or fit form as needed
  • Make appropriate fit and construction adjustments with factories as required to ensure integrity of design-approved prototypes 
  • Measure and fit all meeting samples, record data, and adjust specs as needed
  • Manage Proto/1st Fits/PP/TOP samples for spec and fit intent 
  • Maintain detailed records in WIP report
  • Manage the BULK fit approval process to ensure TOP approval dates are met to ensure on-time ex-factory
    • Communicate approvals, rejections, comments to the product designer and manage internal communication to internal teams as required
  • Manage any finished product testing and wash testing as required
  • Design team main point of contact for production team for quality control and/or product, fabric or trim issues that require attention during bulk production 
  • DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5-7 years experience working as a technical designer with background in both men’s and women’s apparel
  • Strong background in textiles and apparel
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel and Outlook proficiency required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator 
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