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Bra Technical Designer - REMOTE

Job title: Bra Technical Designer - REMOTE
Contract type: Freelance
Location: San Francisco, CA
Industry: Fashion
Remote: Yes
Reference: 402880
Contact name: Makena Neuhoff
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Overview 

Our client is looking for a Fit Specialist to successfully utilize mastery and expertise to advance the creation and commercialization of premium performance and life style product.

In this role you will facilitate the transition of product from initial design and trend concept to a fit approved garment. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive innovation in construction, and appropriate raw materials for both fit and function.

In addition you will leverage and develop key vendor relationships to support working efficiently and driving fit consistency to improve the customer experience.

What you’ll do
• Lead fit sessions and effectively communicate fit intent and balance to vendor base

• Create and maintain fit blocks and standards, ensuring overall fit consistency

• Create seasonal patterns and mock up’s by flat pattern or draping to support design development

• Leverage technical knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique and may require a novel approach

• Identify potential production and quality concerns and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity

• Recommend raw material components to meet brand standard and uphold design intent

• Understand the competitive landscape, in product, technology and machinery

• Deliver high quality product in fit, styling, detail, and functionality & manage and track competing seasonal deliverables, for products under your category

• Review style grading and make recommendations

• Mentor direct report in the art and science of fit and patternmaking

Skills and Requirements

• BA, AA or Certification in Patternmaking, or equivalent

• 10+ years experience in Patternmaking, fabric knowledge, garment construction, and manufacturing processes

• Willing and able to travel as needed

• Demonstrated understanding of physical fit, evaluation of body size, shape and the relationship of clothing on the target body

• Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions

• Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners

• Demonstrated curiosity, motivated to learn new skills and knowledge

• Ability to act as a technical resource and mentor of others

• Consumer advocate who understands our client's customer base

• Ability to utiize 2D patternmaking software, Optitex preferred

• 3D Style creation a plus

• Ability to sew and construct garments a plus

• Knowledge of and experience in working with extended sizes (1x-3x) a plus

Expired job