Apparel Technical Designer

Salty Crew
Newport Beach, CA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

The candidate will oversee and maintain the fit process of the product line. This person will need strong organizational and interpersonal skills to excel in this role. You will need to be a highly motivated,

do-it-yourself individual who thrives in fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Works with designer on fit intent and fit consistency through clear analysis, documentation, communication with adherence to fit standards and use of block patterns. Manages the development process of company product lines as assigned.

• Oversee all aspects of technical design and develop a fit comment document for all garment components, including fit, fabric, construction, stitch, and trim

• Measure garments accurately to identify any fit issues and execute fit comments efficiently to remain on schedule with production

• Run fit sessions, provide recommendations, note callouts, and log critiques to address all issues accurately and efficiently

• Provide grading guidelines to vendors after fit approval to ensure quality consistency and collaborate with internal and external partners

• Approve samples for production after a thorough evaluation of fit, measurement, pattern shaping, hanger appeal, and functionality

• Clearly communicate fit corrections to vendors using sketches, photos, and clear instructions.

• Plans and tracks the development schedule of all products to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar.

• Develop products, recommends materials and construction techniques that meet Design expectations to meet or exceed predetermined gross margin targets.

• Clearly communicate fit corrections to vendors using sketches, photos, and clear instructions.

• Maintains the specifications for the products, publishes, and maintains all records, style files, and samples associated with the product and related programs.

• Works with product, material sourcing and manufacturers to develop new materials, construction techniques, processes, and samples used to create new and innovative product each season.

• Communicates with Domestic and overseas vendors.

• Performs these and other duties as assigned.

SKILLS

• Very Detail Oriented able to catch discrepancies between finished products and intended Design resources

• Familiar with the Garment construction process especially technical sportswear.

• Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe Creative Suite Programs, Patternmaking programs

• Skilled Communicator; able to effectively translate ideas to and from International Garment Vendors.

• Fit/pattern experience in multiple categories and in various size ranges and genders.

• Knowledge of grade rules for multiple categories.

• 2-3 years experience fit technician required

• 2-3 years experience product development required

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