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Sample Maker/Fashion/Soft Toys

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Demonstrates competent technical skills and knowledge in delivering a variety of soft toy samples at a consistent level of quality and speed. The incumbent works with Designers and Engineers to create conceptual and early development soft good samples. They will coordinate and contract work with outside vendors and suppliers. They must be capable of understanding, creating and revising sewing patterns. The person will execute sample construction with little or no instruction. Strong skills are required in the use of various sewing machines and hand tools, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. The candidate must have the ability to work independently with attention to detail and possess strong problem solving skills. They must also have proficient knowledge of various fabric printing methods, soft good construction and manufacturing techniques. Strong project management, communication, and administrative skills are required for this position. This person must be knowledgeable in all fabric types and other materials used in the construction of product samples and production of soft goods.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and construction of a variety of soft toy products that include conceptual models, photo models, presentation models, and licensor approval models utilizing industrial sewing machines and hand tools.
  • Communicate with soft toy engineers and designers to give value added feedback that would enhance product development such as manufacturing construction recommendations, cost reductions and safety improvements.
  • Responsible for communication and coordination of sample development with outside domestic and Far East vendors.
  • Responsible for fabric room maintenance, soft good research and material requisitions from HFE.
  • Performs other duties as responsibilities necessitate or are assigned.

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