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Senior Technical Designer (Mens)

Job title: Senior Technical Designer (Mens)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Anaheim
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 422068
Contact name: Lauren Cervantes
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Leading Lifestyle brand is looking for a Senior Technical Designer to join their Mens team. 

MUST be an expert within Mens. 

Job Title:  Sr Technical Designer

Location:  Anaheim - x2 days a week onsite  

Reports to: Director of Technical Design

Purpose: To manage the fit and construction process for quality garments leading to on time delivery.  

Primary Duties

  • Manage and supervise assigned Technical Designer/s
  • Lead/direct fit session on live model with cross-functional teams (Design/Merchants/Product Development) to evaluate garment fit, constructions, and styling details.
  • Ability to articulate the fit issues and present solutions during the fit session to cross functional teams.
  • Accountable to resolve fit issues and to clearly communicate to vendors via WebPDM, illustrator and/or pattern corrections w/in a 24-72 hour turn time.
  • Accurately apply grade rules and make pattern corrections
  • Take ownership to maintain accuracy of WebPDM tech pack specs and construction pages. 
  • Establish and maintain library of patterns of basic blocks.
  • Establish and maintain brand fit, spec and construction consistency.
  • Collaborate with Design in initial stages of tech pack spec development.  Translate design sketches and/or sample into spec and construction pages.  Review tech packs prior to turn over for accuracy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Leadership Expectations:

  • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
  • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Serve as an advocate in the industry and marketplace.
  • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
  • As a manager, serve as a leader of company culture, norms, and conduct.
  • Ability to balance a strong management presence with a high level of approachability, encouraging and eliciting associate feedback and interaction.

 

Education/Experience Required:

  • Degree in fashion design, apparel production or textiles
  • Minimum 10 years of proven technical design experience
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of pattern making experience
  • Advance knowledge of garment construction, fabric characteristics and garment performance standards
  • Working knowledge of Gerber PDS, WebPDM, Illustrator and Excel
  • Demonstrated strong grading knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment with a keen sense of urgency
  • Ability to work as a team member across multiple cross-functional teams
  • Ability to flex between multiple product categories
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes and be self-motivated
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