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Technical Design Manager – Contemporary Dresses

Job title: Technical Design Manager – Contemporary Dresses
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Los Angeles
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $100k-$120k
Reference: 450235
Contact name: Zoe Huse

Job description

I am currently working on with a Women’s Contemporary Apparel Brand.
The team is looking for a Technical Design Manager – Contemporary Dresses
Please see the full job description along with all details below.

Tech Design ManagerContemporary Dresses

  1. What is your salary target?
Hybrid- Monday- Friday in Los Angeles , CA (this is firm)
  1. 3-5 interviews, including one onsite
Job Description:

Job Details:  Technical Design Manager

We are looking for a full-time, super-efficient, hard-working, seasoned Technical Design Manager who will make sure our clothes look and fit great and are made at the highest level of quality standards.

What You’ll Do:
• Work closely with design and product development to ensure that designs are translated correctly, keeping size and fit consistent.
• Manage team in fit sessions by fitting samples on live model, recording comments, and communicating with team and partners
• Analyze garments and patterns to determine compliance of spec, construction, and fit
• Create technical fit comments, advise construction details, and clearly communicate the status and direction of each style to vendors
• Review production, quality, and cost issues: problem solve and make recommendations that help maintain brand integrity.
• Maintain WIP report and workflow
• Maintain a working knowledge of appropriate fit aesthetic for the Reformation
• Collaborate with the Technical Design Director to create and carry out new processes to improve product workflow
• Work closely with the Technical Design Director to develop and maintain standards and grade rules.
• Develop collaborative relationships with cross functional
• Develop partnerships with all vendors helping to create successful
• Onboard, train, and supervise any assisting

What You’ll Need:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel design & manufacturing
• 6-10+ years experience in apparel technical design
• Extreme attention to detail and accuracy, as well as ability to prioritize and make quick decisions
• Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented; highly detail oriented and meticulous
• Thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
• Extremely honest and trustworthy with highest integrity
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for tech packs
• Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
• Experience working with overseas factories

Who You Are:
• Very skilled at full package who wants to excel into a better quality apparel collection
                               • Desire to grow and continue a career in full package for an established and high growth company
If you are interested, please respond with your updated resume and portfolio.

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