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Apparel Technical Designer

1/10/22

As a Technical Designer, you will serve as the in-house expert of your designated brands.  You will have ownership of the fit and construction of all styles in those brands from tech pack creation to the TOP sample. Because the Product Development Department is a multiple team network, you will also be instrumental in facilitating communication between your Design, Sourcing, and overseas partners to ensure that all fit & construction details are clearly communicated.

EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

·    Create technical specification packages using WebPDM with accurate construction and measurements for costing and sampling.

·    Own the life cycle of all styles in your category from creation to production, including processing all PP and TOP samples.

·    Utilize and maintain a library of specs, patterns, and technical drawings for core brand items.

·    Measure, check construction and prepare FIT samples for fittings

·    Assist in fit sessions with the pattern maker and Designer to ensure styling intent and fit is being executed accurately.

·    Check all sample’s patterns and make some revisions to basic patterns using Gerber pattern design.

·    Communicate all fit and construction changes clearly to internal partners and overseas vendors.

·    Meet all TNA calendar requirements and work "outside of the box" with manager/ pattern maker to resolve any fit or construction issues that could affect the approved timelines.

·    Conduct in store visits to learn more about our guests and ensure quality garments are on the selling floor.

·    Research the market for sizing, quality, and construction techniques to assist with competitive fit analyses for your designated brands.

·    Manage your workload independently and pivot as the demands of the business change.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

·    Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience

·    2-3+ years of technical design experience in the apparel industry

·    Knowledge of garment construction and stitch types

·    Experience in pattern making, specifically using Gerber computerized pattern design.

·    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English.

·    Proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, WebPDM/ PLM.


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