Technical Designer - Activewear

US-NY-New York

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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