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Product Development Technical Design Contractor, Part-time

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Part-time: Approximately 24 hours a week

Department: Product Development, Adults

Location: Framingham, MA

Duration: Approximately 9-12 months onsite.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday

Local Candidates Only



The Temporary Technical Designer develops the standards for a specific classification and ensures that all garments meet established standards. Responsible for approving the correct fit on all garments with the constant focus and emphasis on quality and value. Develops strong customer service and working relationships with Agents, Buyers, Vendors and other inter-departmental associates.

Responsibilities:

Based on a design concept, develops and communicates fit and specification requirements to vendors via a technical report with clear and accurate descriptions of construction, detailed sketches, specific measurements and graded specifications
Works with agents, factories in order to ensure that all garment specifications meet the company’s sizing and construction standards. Reviews all fit/production samples received from the vendors for compliance with construction standards, fit and sizing. Recommends any changes to the garments, ensuring that all shipments of merchandise will meet specifications. Approves specifications for bulk production.
Manages fit sessions utilizing Alva forms in order to assess garment specifications and execution. Meets with Product Development Team members on a consistent and timely basis in order to ensure that problems or concerns are promptly resolved.
Resolves issues as they arise in a timely manner.
Approves or rejects fit and production samples
Ability to prioritize work load
Makes specification and construction changes on new garments
Acts with Integrity
Recommends methods to improve the garment, construction and quality
Requirements:

Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience
3+ years experience in spec’ing, fitting and grading Misses, Men’s or Children’s garments.
Strong technical background and experience in grading/pattern making.
PC skills including Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and PLM.
Broad-based knowledge of garment specifications, including clothing construction, grading, etc.
Knowledge of garment testing standards and protocols.
Detail oriented with strong organizational and follow through skills
Effective communication skills
Good math skills
Highly skilled in evaluation of garment fit
Works well as a team leader with the ability to handle multiple projects
Strong interpersonal skills
Sweater experience a plus

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