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Garment Developer

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Description
• The purpose of this position is to see that the execution of design concepts, including the technical requirements, are delivered from the sketch/prototype stage through the "manufacture ready" package stage within established deadlines.
• Create technical specification packages and develop patterns/blocks for proto development within a given consumer group
• Keep abreast of contractor-related technical/equipment capabilities
• Ensure the adherence to quality and safety requirements for each product
• Attend fittings and evaluate, document and communicate all proto/sales/production comments to the production locations
• Act as a liaison between Design and Product Management for quality product execution and bulk production problem solving

Qualifications Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree (7+ years combined college education, pattern-making training and work experience may be substituted for a degree)
• Minimum 5 years experience focusing on the execution of design concepts
• Experience with manual or computer aided pattern-making and grading
• Drawing, flat sketching or Illustrator drawing experience
• Proficiency with Word and Excel

Additional Qualifications
• Design school degree a plus
• Experience in the apparel industry focused on product development with a variety of fabrics and product types such as tops and bottoms, denim, woven and knits
• Experience in interpreting designers’ fit direction with the ability to interpret and direct corrections to contractor pattern work
• Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to be flexible in a multi-task environment
• Strong sense of urgency to meet manufacturing deadlines
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

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