Developmental Senior Technical Designer - Womenswear Woven RTW
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.
- Strong knowledge in luxury garment construction, finishing and drapeStrong knowledge of a range of fabrications and their behaviorsProficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and Excel. Knowledge of PLM/WebPDM a plus7-10 years industry experience in Technical DesignExcellent fitting knowledge and experienceTeam management experienceIn depth knowledge of pattern making and sewingHighly solution oriented and organized
- Strong awareness and management of the development calendar deadlinesMust have a strong knowledge of garment fit, woven specs and garment constructionManagement 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 collectionCoordination and scheduling of development fittingsSupervision and running of development fittingsCoordination, scheduling and preparation for prototype reviews with all cross-functional teamsCoordinate and run style pass off meetings with design and product development teamsWork closely with design and product development to set up initial tech packs with garment technical specifications and clear construction detailsManage all tech packs throughout the design/development/pre-production processFacilitate hand-off packages to factories and ensure construction and fit adjustments are carried out on time and accuratelyFollowing up with factories if prototypes do not reflect our design requests, holding them accountableEdit tech packs to clearly communicate pattern changes and corrections to factoriesManage all communication with factories/sample makers through final and approved SMSEnsure 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 consistencyPrepare pre-production tech packs to hand off for Production Tech teamHelp calculate accurate yields for local patterns prior to costingOrganize and keep track of pattern block libraryAdvise on all aspects of fittings, technical issues, finishing, and constructionWork alongside Manager of PD to develop and manage fit approval deadlines