Developmental Senior Technical Designer - Womenswear Woven RTW

Cinq a Sept
New York, NY, USA
Posted 17 hours ago
Full time

Jaya Apparel Group LLC has headquarters in both Vernon, CA, and in New York City, NY.  It is part of the Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing Industry. Jaya Apparel Group LLC has 190 total employees across all of its locations. There are 2 companies in the Jaya Apparel Group LLC corporate family; Cinq à Sept & LIKELY.

This role bridges the gap between the Development and Production Technical teams, while overseeing all tech related aspects of design. This role oversees all development of styles, coordinating of development fittings and manages all changes and communication with our factories to achieve the brand’s design goals.

Skill Requirements

  • Strong knowledge in luxury garment construction, finishing and drape

    Strong knowledge of a range of fabrications and their behaviors

    Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and Excel. Knowledge of PLM/WebPDM a plus

    7-10 years industry experience in Technical Design

    Excellent fitting knowledge and experience

    Team management experience

    In depth knowledge of pattern making and sewing

    Highly solution oriented and organized

Responsibilities

  • Strong awareness and management of the development calendar deadlines

    Must have a strong knowledge of garment fit, woven specs and garment construction

    Management of and collaboration with Tech Design Associate daily regarding delegation of work, duties in the fittings and active solutions to fit and design issues in collection

    Coordination and scheduling of development fittings

    Supervision and running of development fittings

    Coordination, scheduling and preparation for prototype reviews with all cross-functional teams

    Coordinate and run style pass off meetings with design and product development teams

    Work closely with design and product development to set up initial tech packs with garment technical specifications and clear construction details

    Manage all tech packs throughout the design/development/pre-production process

    Facilitate hand-off packages to factories and ensure construction and fit adjustments are carried out on time and accurately

    Following up with factories if prototypes do not reflect our design requests, holding them accountable

    Edit tech packs to clearly communicate pattern changes and corrections to factories

    Manage all communication with factories/sample makers through final and approved SMS

    Ensure all samples are properly spec’d and tracked; Keep organized records of template garment specification and/or construction standards and monitor all new developments for consistency

    Prepare pre-production tech packs to hand off for Production Tech team

    Help calculate accurate yields for local patterns prior to costing

    Organize and keep track of pattern block library

    Advise on all aspects of fittings, technical issues, finishing, and construction

    Work alongside Manager of PD to develop and manage fit approval deadlines

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