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Technical Designer (Women's RTW)

New York, New York, United States
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of our hometown, we make beautiful things, crafted to last-for you to be yourself in.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands committed to stretching what's possible.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Job Title: Manager Technical Designer, Ready to Wear

Primary Purpose: Technical Designer is a strategic partner responsible for the execution of
Ready to Wear product from development to commercialization. They are responsible for analyzing and evaluating garments to deliver the correct fit specifications and brand aesthetic. Cross functional partner to the Design, Product Development, and Atelier and Regional Support teams.

Hybrid role, based in 10 Hudson Yards, NY in office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Technical Design to...

  • Create comprehensive tech packs for direct launches, incorporating detailed specifications, measurements, and construction details to ensure accurate and high-quality production; focusing on Women's RTW Dresses, Tops, and Bottoms.
  • Collaborate closely with the Design team to understand and translate their aesthetic vision into technical specifications and instructions.
  • Demonstrate mastery in garment construction, patternmaking, global sizing, and industrialization techniques to ensure optimal product execution.
  • Manage fittings and the pre-production process, meticulously tracking timelines and obtaining necessary approvals within the designated timeline and action plan.
  • Collaborate closely with factory technical teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement to enhance manufacturing expertise and quality.
  • Lead research and development initiatives to explore innovative techniques and standardize best practices that support Design and elevate the overall product quality.
  • Implement effective quality and risk management practices on a seasonal basis, partnering closely with Risk Management to identify and mitigate potential product risks early in the development process.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with cross-functional and global partners, fostering effective collaboration and communication throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Approach problem-solving with a highly solution-oriented mindset, proactively identifying and addressing challenges to ensure successful outcomes.

The accomplished individual will possess...
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task projects with equal priority, anticipate issues and provide creative solutions and prioritize workload.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and follow up skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and work against tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

An outstanding professional will have...
  • 5 - 7 years of experience with a thorough understanding of technical design with demonstrated proficiency in pattern making, sewing, garment construction and engineering.
  • Good eye for proportion and design aesthetic. Attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Flexibility to adapt as the business required and to performance efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated Proficiency in Web PDM, PLM, Illustrator and Outlook,
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to influence
  • Product risk mitigation

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Tapestry, Inc. will provide applicants and employees with reasonable accommodation for disabilities or religious beliefs. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Tapestry People Services at 1-855-566-9264 or

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