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Senior Technical Designer (Sportswear and Intimates)

Employer
Dôen
Location
Van Nuys, California
Salary
$75,000-$90,000/Annually
Closing date
18 Feb 2023
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Job Details

DÔEN is a Los Angeles-based line inspired by nostalgia for the California of decades past. Our mission is to create lasting, beautiful collections while supporting women-identifying individuals in all aspects of our organization, supply chain, and community. We strive to connect with our customers, build an open community, and foster relationships with the inspiring individuals who wear our clothes throughout their lives. We work with domestic and overseas manufacturers who share our values and commitment of gender and social equality as well as giving back by partnering with foundations that directly benefit their employees and surrounding community. DÔEN is an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate inclusivity, equity, representation, and belonging in the workplace. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender non-conforming to apply.

Senior Technical Designer (Sportswear and Intimates)

DÔEN is seeking a highly organized and motivated Senior Technical Designer, Sportswear and Intimates to join our team on a hybrid full-time basis in Van Nuys. The ideal candidate will be well versed in their respective product categories; has the ability to confidently lead fittings and execute fit comments autonomously. This role will report directly to the VP of Technical Design.

Responsibilities:

  • Prep all samples for fittings from Development through Production
  • Accurately track fit notes from each fit session and be able to speak to changes during live fittings in front of large groups of people
  • Problem solve and offer suggestions on ways to improve or correct fit issues to accurately execute design intent without compromising fit functionality
  • Translate fit comments to vendors daily and hold vendors accountable to timely turnaround of next fit sample (chasing next fit as sample needed)
  • Call out fit issues from pattern issues vs poor workmanship execution
  • Create all proto tech packs and construction pages, updating them as the fit process progresses

Qualifications:

  • Specialized Technical Designer in your assigned category
  • Strong communication skills, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to communicate and streamline clear direction with vendors
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a face paced environment
  • Effective time management skills
  • Experience leading fittings
  • General knowledge of pattern-making preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately identify fit issues and effectively communicate corrections
  • Flexibility and understanding to shift direction as priorities change
  • Expert knowledge of contemporary and elevated construction and the ability to suggest best option for cost compliance
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

In our hiring, we are actively seeking candidates with a commitment to anti-racism, and with skills to advance equity, inclusion, and racial justice in their work. You’ll be joining a company that is inclusive and celebrates multiple approaches and views as we believe diversity drives creativity and growth. We work hard to foster a culture of honesty, integrity and collaboration where growth is not only encouraged but expected.

Company

DÔEN was founded in 2015 by a collective of creative LA-based women aiming to improve upon the traditional fashion industry model by supporting women-identifying people in the workforce in all aspects of the organization, supply chain, and community. Inspired by vintage designs and nostalgia for the California of past decades, we strive to make elevated yet wearable pieces for the everyday. As a direct-to-consumer brand, the DÔEN lifestyle, e-commerce site, social media channels, and retail store experience is a platform through which we connect with customers, build an open community, take a vocal stance on causes we deeply believe in, and foster relationships with inspiring individuals. As an apparel brand, we are intentional when selecting our manufacturers, and partner solely with factories that share our company values. Our production partners share our commitment to supporting those who identify as women in the workplace and are collaborators in our mission to eliminate the gender gap at every point in the supply chain. We work with 3rd-party compliance audits to evaluate our manufacturing partners on a host of practices, from gender and social quality to wages to ethical work environments and standards.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
8186910308
Location
14801 Califa St
Van Nuys
CA
91411
United States
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