Associate, Technical Designer (3D)

Work Location US-NY-New York

Specific Responsibilities

The Associate Technical Designer supports the seasonal design and merchandising process by contributing technical designs for in-category styles to ensure on-budget, on-time delivery of quality goods.


Strategy & Innovation

  • Work with design, product development, and production teams on building category assortment plans that fit with established cost structure(s), based on garment construction, fabric costing, 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, follow templates and block patterns; comply with standard procedures for working with design, product development, production, sales, 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 of Technical Design to ensure fit consistent fit for brand(s) across seasons and categories.
  • Partner with design, product development, and production to execute time-and-action calendar.
  • Conduct fit sessions to ensure that fit, workmanship, and construction meets standards. Discuss all revisions with design team and implement updates to specs and construction.
  • Communicate with vendors to ensure execution of standards; track fit and pre-production (PP) samples.
  • Take photos and create sketches to illustrate any needed corrections and improvements to samples construction and workmanship.
  • Working knowledge of patterns for review basic construction.
  • Proactive follow up with vendors and production teams to ensure timely results.

Customers & Relationships

  • Communicate and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; maintain relationships with existing partners, including internal constituents.
  • Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors.
  • Awareness of current market trends and the ability to translate to product.
  • Partner with production and quality assurance to carry out quality assurance protocols; problem solve as necessary.

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience and understanding of children’s apparel manufacturing.
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented; highly detail oriented and meticulous.
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently to meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for development specs.
  • Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, stitching ISO, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; child safety regulations.
  • 2-4 years experience in children’s wear technical design of apparel; Infant, Toddler & Kids size ranges.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office, Excel, PLM, Adobe products, CAD, PC and Mac computers.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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