Technical Designer - Activewear

US-NY-New York
Category
Production
Division
(KID'S GROUP)

Specific Responsibilities

The Technical Designer supports the seasonal design and merchandising process by partnering with the Design, Merchandising and Production teams and executing technical designs for in-category styles to ensure on-budget, on-time delivery of quality goods.

 

Strategy & Innovation

  • Advise Design, Merchandising and Production on building category assortment plans that fit with established cost structure(s), based on garment construction, fabric costing and consumption, etc.; suggest alterations to fit and construction, where appropriate.
  • Execute implementation of consistent size and fit standards, grade rules and tolerances, construction and quality standards, standard pattern blocks and tech pack templates; follow standard procedures for working with Design, Merchandising, Production and vendors.

Operations & Results

  • Develop technical designs for category and ensure on-time execution of complete, vendor-ready technical specification packages; ensure all styles, fits, construction and specs meet standards of feasibility, costing and appropriateness for brand; follow direction from VP or Technical Design to ensure fit consistent fit for brand(s) across seasons and categories.
  • Partner with Design, Production and Sales to execute time-and-action calendar.
  • Execute category fit sessions to ensure final fit, quality and construction meets standards; communicate with vendors to ensure execution of standards; track fit and top of production (TOP) samples; review lab reports and sample measurement.

Customers & Relationships

  • Communicate and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; suggest new suppliers and vendors and maintain relationships with existing partners, including internal constituents.
  • Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors.
  • Partner with Production and Quality Assurance to carry out quality assurance protocols; problem solve as necessary.

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.
  • Attract, develop and retain talent.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals.

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience and understanding of apparel manufacturing.
  • Men's and Women's background in both wovens and knits.
  • Accurate measuring in inches and CM a plus.
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented; highly detail oriented and meticulous.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for tech packs.
  • Expert knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 4 - 7 years experience in technical design of apparel; relevant experience in category.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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