The Temporary Technical Designer develops the standards for a specific classification (eg. sweaters, children’s play wear, dresses) 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 in the form of a Product Data Management (PDM) 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 specification 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 fit models in order to assess garment specifications. Meets with the Manager of Product Development and Program Manager 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.
Independently approves or rejects fit and production samples
Ability to prioritize work load
Makes specification 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 specing, fitting and grading Misses, Men’s or Children’s garments.
Strong technical and pattern making background
PC skills including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, Web PDM, IGrafix
Broad-based knowledge of garment specifications, including clothing construction, grading, etc.
Knowledge of garment testing standards and protocols.
Effective communication skills
Good math skills
Experience in grading/pattern making
Highly skilled in evaluation of garment fit
Strong organizational and follow through skills
Works well as a team leader with the ability to handle multiple projects
Strong interpersonal skills