Associate Technical Designer - Cacique

Lane Bryant
New Albany, OH, USA
Posted 21 hours ago
Full timeRetail
Brand Overview

ascena is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women through our brands Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant and Cacique. We operate ecommerce websites and over 1200 stores throughout the United States.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Associate Technical Designer - Cacique to join our team located at our LB OH Corp Office-LaneBryant-New Albany, OH 43054.

Position Overview

The Associate Technical Designer manages Brand Categories under the guidance of Senior TD/TD. The Sr. Technical Designer is responsible for executing the design aesthetic and fit direction.

Pre-Season

Under The Guidance Of Senior TD/TD

  • Manage a subset of the lifestyle category to begin developing self and broadening scope of responsibility.
  • Translate the design concept into specification packages which detail garment measurements, design features and construction requirements to communicate to the vendor.
  • Evaluate samples for fit, measurement, pattern shaping, and functionality to insure fit and proper styling.
  • Provide technical direction, internally and externally, on corrective actions needed to bring samples to brand fit standards. Utilize written comments, sketches, photos or pattern making as needed to communicate.
  • Take ownership for final fit and styling partnering with Product Development/ Design/ Merchandising/Sourcing/Quality.
  • Issue grading guidelines to vendors after fit approval.
  • Anticipate and resolve any pre-production and production problems while in the fit process.
  • Involve partners in the resolution of problems as necessary; informing them of vendor’s capabilities of meeting technical design standards.
  • Provide technical design information to partners to insure all involved are up to date and product is meeting calendar driven deadlines.
  • Proactively utilize any available communication tool to convey technical issues/requirements to vendors and to improve the technical design process.
  • Represent the voice of the customer for fit and garment construction in meetings and written communication; is the guardian for the customer profile relating to fit detail

In Season

  • Resolve problems, understand the issues, use experience and knowledge to generate solutions and/or alternatives to insure consistency and customer satisfaction.

Work Experience And Education Requirements

  • A minimum 3-5 years of experience in technical design positions either in women’s fashion apparel retailing or manufacturing industry leaders, Intimate Apparel experience preferred.
  • College Degree emphasizing Apparel Design and/or Engineering, Textiles & Clothing.
  • Working knowledge of pattern making, garment construction, exposure to garment manufacturing.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience using Excel, Web PDM, Illustrator, PLM and/or other on-line specification packages.

Location:

LB OH Corp Office-LaneBryant-New Albany, OH 43054

Position Type

Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.

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