Technical Designer

San Francisco
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Jessica Grenier

Job Description:

This client offers versatile, contemporary classics designed for today with style that endures.

How we create product is just as important as what we do. Details matter. We strive to make it easy; include & inspire our customers & each other every day; be curious, be honest & kind; unleash creativity & greatness every day; & tread lightly on the world. 

The Technical Designer facilitates the transition of product from initial design and trend concept end to end. He/She collaborates with cross-functional partners to land appropriate raw materials for both fit and functional intent as well as with business partners to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, fit intent and construction. He/She is an expert responsible for leading fit sessions on live models or mannequins and working with Design to achieve design aesthetic and communicate fit and balance corrections to participants. He/she will leverage and develop key vendor relationships to support working efficiently and drive fit consistency to improve the customer experience.

 Collaborate with business partners to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent.

 Leads fit sessions, construction approval, and documentation to all business partners to meet guidelines.

 Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach.

 Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction.

 Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity.

 Evaluate garment to determine compliance of spec, construction and fit intent.

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

 Track and manage workflow and workload for own product.

 Degree- Associates or Certification in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking, or equivalent

 Technical Design- experience with fabric and garment construction and manufacturing processes (minimum 5 years of experience).

 Computer Skills- Pattern programs: ADS, Gerber, Lectra. Additional: PLM, PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Optitex 3D Technology

 Problem Solver- can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.

 Collaboration- Ability influencing and making decisions in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.

 Communication- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across multiple audiences at all levels of the organization.

 Learning Agility- demonstrated curiosity, motivated to learn new skills and knowledge.

 Resourcefulness - ability to flex as obstacles are presented.

Immediate Need Men's Suiting Measuring/prepping samples for fittings Participating in fittings – note taking, photos, etc. Updating/data entry – PLM (measurements, fit comments Answering emails)


Client Description:

Our Client is an Fortune 500 Apparel Retailer that has grown from a single store to a global business throughout its 46 year run!

Talent placed here are given the autonomy to be hands-on decision makers from day one. The company's leadership assumes a supportive role and applies a collaborative management style, offering the guidance and insight to help transform your suggestions into strategies.

This is an environment where co-workers are constantly challenging each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, which energizes the office, and creates forward motion, both on a personal level, and as a company. They’re experimenting with their digital reach, using tech as a catalyst for industry change - both online and in stores. With such robust focus and investment on innovation, employees have the opportunity to directly contribute to the changing landscape of the retail world!

The company culture here is one of relaxed, inclusive community with an ever-present focus on learning and development - both for the individual team member as well as the projects and initiatives that are driving the company forward. And, with tons of cool volunteering opportunities and initiatives, employees have the chance to become influential community leaders as they work for positive change.