Director of Technical Design

Sergio Tacchini

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Job title

Director of Technical Design, Sergio Tacchini

Location

New York, United States

Level

Director / VP / President

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, 90K - 100K

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Job Description

The Director of Technical Design will work with production, design and factory/supply partners to ensure that specification guidelines are followed throughout the product life cycle.  

·       Set up and manage the technical design process

·       Partner with VP of Production and Design Director to establish best practices

·       Develop technical design process 

·       Manage the development of size specs for core and seasonal products (mens, womens and

        kids)

·       Create and amend grade rule as required 

·       Manage block spec library 

·       Develop and maintain specification measurement guide

·       Coordinate with New York based factories to assist with White Label specifications and

        garment construction

·       Arrange and conduct fit meetings for protos, salesmen samples, PP samples and TOP

        samples – communicate changes to each factory

·       Lead all SMS and production fittings 

·       Update tech packs and advise pattern correction with size spec measurements

·       Assist design with issues or questions related to garment construction

·       Provide input on fabric shrinkages as needed

·       Partner with product development team to ensure information sent to factories align with  

        product direction

The Ideal Candidate

Skills & Qualifications

·        Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented

·        Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous

·        Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising/design

·        Strong knowledge of garment construction and pattern making

·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent fashion degree

·        10 year’s experience in apparel industry overseeing technical design

·        Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers

About Us

Founded in 1966, Sergio Tacchini began as an Italian tennis apparel manufacturer which was the first to introduce color to the traditional all-white tennis pallette. For over 50 years the brand has trancended the court and sat at the crossroads of sport and culture. Championed by on-court heroes including John McEnroe and Gabriela Sabatini, as well as global pop icons like the Notorious B.I.G., Sergio Tacchini continues to leverage it's authetnic sport heritage into a complete lifestyle collection.