Senior Manager, Technical Design - Zac Posen

Centric Brands
New York, NY, USA
Posted 29 days ago
$117,000 — $140,000 / year
Full timeManufacturing,Retail,Retail Apparel and Fashion
About Us

Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women’s, men’s and kid’s apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty. Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company’s future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box. Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.

Designer What could be more exciting than putting your mark on some of the world’s most famous and well-loved fashion brands? As a designer for Centric Brands, you’ll use your skills and creativity to create designs based on style plans, sales needs and emerging trends. You will also ensure that your work can be transformed into a finished product in a timely manner and at an appropriate price point. This means working not only with our technical design and production teams, but also building collaborative relationships with outside vendors and other external stakeholders. The challenges are exciting and the possibilities endless – as you contribute your skills in a vibrant, customer- and people-centric culture that celebrates you as a valuable member of the team.

Specific Responsibilities Would IncludeThe Senior Technical Designer supports the seasonal design and merchandising process by partnering with the Design, Merchandising and Production teams and managing technical design, from concept to delivery, for in-category styles to ensure on-budget, on-time delivery of quality goods.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Product Lifecycle Management: Manage product life cycle from sketch through pre-production through production fit approval; Collaborate with Design and Production on apparel development in order to create cost effective styles
  • Technical Specification: Generate computerized technical specification packages; Review and evaluate samples for spec, pattern, shape, and construction; Consult with Designers to work through complicated garment construction to establish fit; collaborate with Design to update measurements and specifications for the tech pack
  • Systems: Use PLM systems
  • Communication: Communicate with overseas offices and vendors to identify and resolve issues with garment construction and production; Create and manage WIP report for development tracking and garment delivery
  • Fitting and Specification: Schedule, prepare for, attend and assist with Fit Measure garments and organize for fitting; coordinator fitting schedule; Create initial spec to final full graded spec; Evaluate fit to determine manufacturer has met the requirements of the garment; Ensure all specs and detailed fit comments are conveyed to vendors accurately and on time.
  • Corrections and Approvals: Utilize digital photos, technical sketches, detailed instructions, and comments from fitting to communicate corrections; Approve garment for production or reject sample and schedule follow-up fitting.
Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have
  • Experience and understanding of apparel manufacturing.
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented; highly detail oriented and meticulous
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for tech packs
  • Expert knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4-5 years experience in technical design of women’s apparel; significant relevant experience in dresses
  • Expert in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers

In return, we provide an industry-competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision) that includes a matching 401(k), Summer Fridays, generous PTO, merchandise discounts, excellent career development opportunities, and a work environment that reflects our industry leadership. Our social impact program, Centric Cares, focuses on volunteerism to make a difference in communities we live and work in and o ur D&I committee is shaping the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at Centric Brands though workshops, resources and inspiring conversation.

Salary Range: $117,000-140,000

At Centric Brands, we believe our people are our greatest asset, and we seek to structure competitive compensation offers to ensure that we are able to attract and retain the best talent. Our job postings include an annual base salary range at the time of employment. The stated base salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on several factors, including the selected candidate's educational and professional experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the selection process. Base salary is a part of a total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, annual bonus and other Centric Brands sponsored benefit programs.

Be part of our growing community by getting involved with groups, teams and initiatives like Be Green, Be Giving, and Be Celebrated. Centric Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer Please note that Centric Brands will only reach out to interview, make an offer of employment or conduct onboarding activities for candidates who have applied through our careers site. When interviewing for a position, the candidate experience will include live interaction, such as a video conference or telephone call, with a Recruiter and/or company employee(s). We will never ask for any money or payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. Be aware of suspicious recruitment activity. If you think you are a victim of an employment scam, you may contact your local law enforcement agency and/or visit the Federal Trade Commission website here: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/job-scams .

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