Senior Manager, Technical Design

New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeProduct Design & Development

About the Role

In this role, you will be accountable for managing a team and maintaining and executing design aesthetics through consistent fit and construction, that aligns to our customers' needs. You will be a strong collaborator and influencer with cross functional partners and vendors and be able to translate design concepts into specifications for costing and first prototypes, by leveraging fit camps and maintaining overall customer fit consistency. You will be responsible for providing direction to global sourcing teams to expand vendor capabilities and troubleshoot fit issues, as needed.

What You'll Do

  • Oversee the development of pattern blocks and to achieve optimal and consistent fit
  • Manage the development and maintenance of tech packs throughout the line creation process
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on vendor readiness and fit empowerment
  • Build cross functional partnerships and consensus
  • Influence strategy for area/team
  • Lead a small team across a specific apparel division

Who You Are

  • Significant technical design experience with fabric and garment construction, pattern/blocks and manufacturing processes and prior experience working in an apparel retail company
  • Establish and maintain an effective industry network, regularly benchmarking and actively participating in industry association working committees
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of design, merchandising, and product development priorities
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions
  • Ability to travel globally

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