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Technical Developer/Designer

Job title: Technical Developer/Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: White Salmon
Remote: No
Reference: 442175
Contact name: Adrienne Salzwedel-Bass

Job description

24 Seven is partnering up with a specialty clothing company to help them find a Technical Developer/Designer to join their in this hybrid position! This is a full-time, direct hire opportunity with benefits that requires you to be onsite 2 days a week in White Salmon, WA!

Ideal Candidate: will have 3+ years experience in Technical Design/Product Development.

•    Manages technical development of assigned styles from design concept through to production-ready hand-off, ensuring both fit and technical engineering meets or exceeds expectation.
•    Plan and track the development schedule of all products to ensure a timely completion following the pre-determined product development calendar
•    Partner with Designers to understand fit intent and aesthetic ensuring translation into proto samples
•    Ensures execution of fit intent and fit consistency through clear analysis, documentation, communication, adherence to fit standards, and use and maintenance of block patterns
•    Creates the specifications for the products, publishes, and maintains all records, style files, Bill of Materials, and samples associated with the product and related programs
•    Develops products, recommends materials, and construction techniques that meet Design expectations and engineer the product to pre-determined gross margin targets, FOB including pre-cost estimates, first costs through to final cost. Provides solutions as necessary.
•    Maintain and update all specifications and Tech packs as designs progress throughout the process. 
•    Communicate changes to Factory partners through illustrations, diagrams, photos to accurately translate products from Flat to Design Final
•    Ensures both the technical superiority and the product quality/integrity of all products falling under their responsibilities.
•    Identifies and assists in the development of department guidelines and standards to ensure operational excellence and consistency across teams
•    Creative thinker and able to engineer to create innovative solutions that scale to production
•    Support garment wear testing working with product development, marketing team & athletes.
•    Provide insight and guidance to regional sourcing and collaborate on construction, production or cost engineering solutions
•    Some travel overseas to manufactures may be required
•    Performs these and other duties as assigned      

•    3-5+ years experience in Technical Design/Product Development 
•    Bachelor's degree in or Degree / Certification in Apparel Design, construction, and/or patternmaking or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Lead a fitting or meeting without supervision
•    Independently manage highly complex product, troubleshoot and solve highly complex problems
•    Creative thinker and able to engineer/scalable the early design concept/proto style to the production
•    Demonstrates an advanced knowledge of fit, patternmaking, and construction expertise, cost engineering and knowledge of manufacturing processes
•    Previous travel to manufacturers across international regions
•    Demonstrates an advanced knowledge of product category, materials and development lifecycle
•    Demonstrates great interpersonal skills, including the ability to create trust with cross functional teams and factory partners.
•    Demonstrates clear and accurate verbal and written communication.
•    Demonstrates superior organizational skills
•    Demonstrates proficient computer skills in MS Office software, Adobe Suite with focus on Illustrator, Excel and Outlook
•    Knowledge of patternmaking and virtual digital systems, like, Gerber Lectra, Browzwear 3D, Optitex, Clo3D a plus
•    Deadline driven with a track record for delivering great results on time
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