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Director of Technical Design

Job title: Director of Technical Design
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $125,000/year
Reference: 463180
Contact name: Sarah Stanley

Job description

Director of Technical Design

Client Overview: Our client is a celebrated authority in the design and manufacturing of contemporary ready-to-wear, outerwear, and leather clothing. The company is known for its popular brands which are featured in major retailers including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, and more.

Position Overview: The Director of Technical Design oversees all aspects of the Technical Design department from concept to production for all apparel categories while keeping strategic fit initiatives and leading and coaching the Technical Design team to ensure ongoing growth and development. 

Director Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the execution and management of the Technical Design department from development through final top of production samples.
  • Lead, inspire, motivate and mentor the team to develop key strategies, skills, and processes that will maximize company fit goals and also adhere to the time and action calendar for production.
  • Partner with Design, Production, and suppliers to establish fit blocs, specs, quality and construction standards.
  • Communicate and travel to vendors to review samples, help troubleshoot issues, build strong partnerships with key focus on fit, process and quality and understand factories capabilities.
  • Oversee all fittings and monitor fit stages while adhering to the production calendar.
  • Monitor and identify potential production, quality, and cost issues and provide recommendations while adhering to brand integrity.
  • Mentor direct reports on department vision, goals, objectives and foster growth development.
  • Maintain vendor How to Measure and grading guidelines for each category.
  • Manage and prioritize department workflow Handle fit process for specific accounts /categories.
  • Onboarding and training.
Director Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of progressive work experience in the garment/ textile industry with experience in leading a large technical design team.
  • Four-year college or university degree with emphasis on clothing technology or manufacturing.
  • Strong experience in wovens, knits, outerwear, sportswear, denim, suiting, leather and faux leather and dresses.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal In-depth knowledge of fit, garment construction, and finishing.
  • Superior organizational and communication skills, team oriented, results oriented.
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy as well as ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong pattern making, sewing and technical skills.
  • Strong computer skills, e.g. MS Office, adobe illustrator.
  • Experience working with overseas factories.
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