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Technical Design Manager, Swimwear

Job title: Technical Design Manager, Swimwear
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $130-$150K DOE
Reference: 445400
Contact name: Sarah Stanley

Job description

Technical Design Manager, Women's Private Label 

Position Summary: The Technical Manager will have strong technical design proficiencies, including knowledge of all areas of technical design in women’s swimwear, patternmaking, and garment construction. Under the direction of the SVP, the Manager is responsible for ensuring all garment fits align with the design specifications, lead and manage fittings, and to collaborate with vendors. The ideal candidate must have experience in all technical aspects of patterns, fit, and fashion design from development through production to ensure that the garments are developed accurately to brand design aesthetic. Experience with swimwear is a must.

Technical Manager Responsibilities:
• Manage junior level staff and delegate tasks and workflow. 
• Manage and lead fittings and manage all technical requirements to develop and execute processes in product development while maintaining brand aesthetics and fit standards.
• Manage the fit approval process.
• Develop and edit Tech Packs, documenting fit comments, specifications, and bill of materials and create and maintain written reports and records ,as needed.
• Manage the flow of information related to the fit process such as tracking samples and communicating with vendors and receive samples packages and steam samples, as needed.
• Manage fit and construction approval process with cross-functional partners to meet all deadlines and raise issues to appropriate level for resolution in a timely manner.
• Communicate clear direction to overseas offices and factories to support brand quality and on-time delivery of products.
• Anticipate and resolve technical, fit and quality issues during product development stage.
• Able to multi-task and work in a team environment.

Technical Manager Qualifications:
• Degree in Technical Design or Patternmaking (preferred).
• 10 years experience in Technical Design in the apparel industry.
• Strong understanding of fit and patternmaking; women's apparel a plus.
• Knowledge of garment construction, sewing techniques, fabrications, and trims. • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Excellent proficiency in PDM/PLM Apply for this job