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Technical Design Manager, Men's

Santa Monica, California
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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The Men's Technical Design Manager serves as a leader within the technical design function. The manager leads by example and manages technical designers of all levels while meeting the needs and demands of the business. Reports into the Senior Director of Technical Design and Fit Innovation.

  • Daily collaboration with cross functional team to gain clear direction on calendar, understanding desired fit intent and projects that will require additional stages within the fit approval process
  • Evaluate current processes and make recommendations for any process changes that would maximize efficiencies
  • Manage the development calendar and surface any deadline issues that may result in the technical team not meeting deadlines
  • Work closely with the cross functional team to understand the vision and carry it through to production without compromising the vision
  • Provide technical expertise to the design team, technical team, offshore office and suppliers. Foresee problems and offer alternatives
  • Ensure size and fit consistency within the brand and across product categories
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity
  • Lead in problem solving during fittings as well as ensuring all information is identified in the fit room
  • Support the technical designers in managing workload and pattern corrections
  • Coach and train technical designers in order to execute follow up in a timely manner, how they execute fit sessions and pattern corrections
  • Ensure the established grade rules are being used and problem solve grading where necessary in order to maintain fit consistency
  • Support PLM database for grade rules, POMs, HTM and tolerances
  • Develop Tools to help technical designers work efficiently while maintaining standards of excellence
  • Attends all cross functional weekly meeting with Senior Director
  • Collaborate and work closely with overseas vendors/factories to ensure pattern corrections, construction and grading is understood and samples x in a timely manner
  • Support Senior Director within building out the technology platform and best practices for the department
  • Ensure block library for all sizes is maintained and organized
  • Lead fit innovation on all new block development

  • 10+ Years working as a proven leader within technical design, at least 2-3 years in Men's
  • 5+ Years working within Extended Sizing and Big and Tall
  • Associates or bachelor's degree within Fashion Design or Technical Design
  • Meets and strives to increase productivity, build standards and implement process
  • Must have technical experience with multiple product categories with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication
  • Strong understanding and extensive knowledge of all fabric types and garment construction
  • Experience and Passion in Gerber PDS and 3D
  • Proficiency in Excel and Google Suite
  • Requires strong organization and follow up skills
  • Detail oriented with great time management skills
  • Travel experience and able to travel
  • PLM (centric)
  • Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Must have a can-do attitude and strong work ethic
  • Fast paced multi-tasking environment

FIGS Compensation and Benefits

Pay Range
  • At FIGS, your base salary is one part of your total compensation package. This role's base salary range is between $94,500 and $135,000. Actual base salary is determined based on a number of factors, including but not limited to your relevant skills, qualifications, and years of experience.

Additional Compensation and Benefits
  • Equity: All FIGS employees have the opportunity to own shares of FIGS stock through our new-hire equity program. Additionally, FIGS provides a discount when purchasing FIGS stock voluntarily through our FIGS Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Annual bonus: This position is eligible to participate in the FIGS annual bonus program
  • Other compensation and benefits offered include:
    • Comprehensive benefits and perks package focused on your well-being, including premium medical, dental and vision coverage, and full access to wellness services through Ginger, Headspace, and Gympass. 100% FIGS-sponsored life insurance and disability insurance
    • Amazing 401(k) program, with a company match up to the first 6% of your contribution
    • Generous paid time off - We have 11 company holidays. For salaried team members, we offer flexible vacation. For our hourly team members, we offer up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation
    • Meaningful time away for baby bonding, including parental leave, new parent care meals, and a transition back to work for primary caregivers
    • FIGS Friends and Family 25% off Discount for FIGS apparel
    • Access to FIGS Vet, Discounted Pet Daycare, and so much more...

*Benefits eligibility is determined by hour requirements and length of service

A little bit about us...

FIGS, Inc. is a founder-led, direct-to-consumer healthcare apparel and lifestyle brand that seeks to celebrate, empower and serve current and future generations of healthcare professionals. We redefine what scrubs are by creating technically advanced apparel and products that feature an unmatched combination of comfort, durability, function and style, all at an affordable price. With the largest DTC platform in healthcare apparel, we sell our products to a rapidly growing community of loyal customers. Through these customer relationships, FIGS has built a community and lifestyle around a profession, revolutionizing the large and fragmented healthcare apparel market and becoming the industry's category-defining healthcare apparel and lifestyle brand.

Our Threads for Threads initiative is integral to our mission to improve the lives of healthcare professionals on a global scale. Founded alongside FIGS in 2013, Threads for Threads donates scrubs to healthcare professionals working in resource-poor countries around the world.


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