Fashion Designer & Developer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 16 hours ago
Full time

About the Role

Using AI, FINESSE creates the most sought-after trends our algorithm surfaces incredibly quickly. As part of a world-class product team, you are responsible for translating covetable trends into tangible products on a tight monthly timeline, coming up with smart ways to construct the garment, perfecting fit and overseeing fittings, as well as driving production and finished product. You will be establishing new processes for creating the best garments as we scale our production and will coordinate with our different vendors across the world to ensure the timely execution of our rapid timeline. You will be implementing an entirely new mode of supply chain, powered by new technology.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Own the development process from inception through production
  • Create & maintain PLM system, Tech Packs, CADs, BOMs, Constructions, and Specs
  • Leading fittings and providing clear notes to manufacturers to ensure design intent and fits are properly executed
  • Coach and train associate product developers
  • Problem-solve grading where necessary in order to maintain fit consistency
  • Drive potential production, fitting, quality & costing improvements
  • Track & drive production milestones (including samples, bulk shipments, and TOPs)
  • Help establish a physical and digital material library
  • Evaluate current processes and innovate new solutions

About You

You love being a part of an entirely innovative system and can execute efficiently and quickly. With a strong understanding of garment construction/specs and expertise in CAD, fit/fittings and tech packs, you are a creatively driven and highly technically skilled fashion designer with ambition in leadership roles. You are a tough negotiator and can successfully negotiate across different cultures. You are highly organized and can synthesize, structure & plan efficient information streams across various departments to create a robust system. You have incredible energy and you cannot wait to apply it the tough problem of establishing a new type of supply chain.

Recommended Background

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience inFashion Design
  • 5+ years of designing and or product development experience in the apparel industry
  • Advanced technical knowledge of fabric, construction, garment engineering
  • Solid understanding of product cycle timeline, costing, and margins
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated history of innovating and improving processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Adobe Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop

What You’ll Love at FINESSE

  • Being at the forefront of and working towards creating a culture-defining new product
  • A close-knit, extremely passionate & world class team excited about changing the face of fashion
  • A diverse team and culture that values inclusivity and individuality as highest priority
  • Company sponsored happy hours and outings
  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; 401k
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Sponsored weekly team lunches
  • Unlimited PTO

Our Culture

FINESSE has a dreamer & doer culture. We envision the next age of fashion & consumer and then get to work to implement it, always thinking creatively, innovatively and collaboratively to create real change. We are energetic, highly creative and hungry for change that is both revolutionizing as well as ethical.

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