Senior Technical Designer

Cinq à Sept
New York, NY, USA
Posted 19 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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