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Senior Technical Designer - Swimwear

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The challenge

Working within the Merchandising and Product Development Calendar, the Senior Technical Designer will manage the specification process for the development and execution of Swimwear for the Brand catalog, web site and stores.
Key responsibilities include:

1. Lead fit session on live model or mannequin.
Work with Designer to achieve design aesthetic, fit intent and construction.
Collaborate with Designers and Merchants to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, fit intent, and construction on 1st proto, and confirm design intent has been executed on 2nd proto.
Ensure size and fit consistency within product category.
Evaluate samples for fit, function, balance, movement, proportion, construction, workmanship, and label sew method.
Establish specs on all points of measure.
Fit coordinated styles together as directed by merchants.
Maintain a consistent standard fit that meets our requirements.
Responsible for fit approval of each style.
Track and manage workflow and ensure seasonal deadlines are met.

2. Produce technical comments based on fit sessions.
Reports to include:
Fully detailed written instructions to improve the fit and quality of each garment
Photos of problem fit areas for review by vendor
Detailed sketches - updated
Bill of Materials – review functional trims
Construction information updated
Garment measurements - including changes
Graded measurements
Pattern modifications
Final specifications to include:
Accurate illustrations and details
Complete graded measurements

3. Develop preliminary briefs for new season’s development - assist as needed.

4. Evaluate all top of production samples.

Your training

College Degree- BS/BA, preferably in Apparel Technical Design.
7+ years industry experience in women’s performance athletic apparel with an understanding of varying degrees of support fit and comfort. Ideally majoring in Swimwear technical design.
Manufacturing and factory experience a plus!
Strong analytical and organizational skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications- Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe Illustrator as well as industry specification package experience.
Proficiency in Accumark/ Gerber or other pattern system equivalents.
Excellent communication skills and problem solving ability.
Ability to work in a team environment.

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