Sr Apparel Technical Designer

Miller International Inc.
Denver, CO, USA
Posted 11 hours ago
Full time

Miller International, Inc., designer of Cinch® and Cruel® is searching for its newest team member at our headquarters in Denver, Colorado! Our next Senior Level Technical Designer will need to possess excellent team skills, and basic garment fit and construction knowledge. The person who fills this position also needs to have a passion for the work they do, and a strong desire to learn and grow.


Our employees have the opportunity to work in a fun, casual, laid back atmosphere. If you have a base amount of Technical Design experience or educational background, then this is your opportunity to be a part of something great! We want to hear from you if you possess the following skills, abilities, and qualifications:

Salary - $65,000 - $80,000

As a Senior Level Technical Designer, you would be responsible for:

Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that enables you to get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Create technical packets in PLM ensuring that all details are commercially viable with the factories and are the most cost-effective.

Review technical packets and samples from contractors for design accuracy and integrity.

Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining corporate standards.

Collaborate with team members and cross-functional team members to gain clear direction and consensus of design and fit intent.

Identify potential production, quality, and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity.

Work closely with the Quality department throughout the development process to ensure communication of potential production quality issues.

Negotiate costs with vendors.

Ensure size and fit consistency within the brand and across product categories.

Lead fit sessions and takes initiative as the fit expert of all products.

Build and maintain fit base Libraries including sketches and finished garment measurements.

Review and maintain the How-To-Measure Manual.

Track and manage workflow and workload for own products

Identify and proactively engage business partners when issues arise with recommendations for viable options/solutions.

Foster open communication and team environment with all business partners.

Participate in departmental and cross-functional meetings as appropriate.

Participate in process reviews and suggest ideas for improving procedures; Help ensure processes and procedures which have been established are being followed by the team.

Assist other team members with pattern and grading questions and concerns.

Review the work of less tenured colleagues and guide them through any discrepancies they may encounter in order to help them learn and grow.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A) From a four-year college or university

At least 9+ years of related experience and or training

Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency; strong sense of time awareness.

Thorough attention to detail and organizational skills.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Creative approach to problem-solving.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as fractions, discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to multi-task: Use the combination of organization, time management, scheduling and preparation to get multiple tasks completed by the established deadlines.

Ability to work well under pressure.

Ability to analyze quality and maintain standards with contractors.

Ability to produce computer-generated technical sketches.

Team-oriented, entrepreneurial, proactive attitude.

Expert knowledge of fabrics, construction, finishes, trims, fitting, and techniques.

Expert knowledge in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit; Ability to make pattern adjustments.

Ability to make independent decisions based on a higher level of knowledge and expertise.

Ability to mentor less tenured teammates and share knowledge and expertise with others.

Ability to think big picture; Thorough understanding of how Product Development decisions and processes impact other areas of the Company (i.e. Sales)

Proficient in Illustrator

Knowledge of Photoshop


Interested Yet?

Miller International offers spectacular benefits to ensure its employees are happy and healthy, and the Company firmly believes in the importance of maintaining a proper work-life balance.

Benefits And Well Being

  • Medical (Two plan options to choose from; for employees and their families)
  • Dental (Two plan options to choose from; for employees and their families)
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Health Benefits - Accident Coverage, Critical Illness Coverage, Identity Theft Protection, Legal Insurance, and Pet Insurance
  • Flexible Spending/Health Savings Accounts
  • Basic Life & AD&D Insurance at no cost to employees
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Income protection programs for Short & Long Term Disability
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Program with a Company Match (Traditional and Roth options)

If this sounds like a position you genuinely want to fill, send us your resume, portfolio, and cover letter telling us about yourself and why you would like to work with us. Out of state candidates are welcome to apply, as long as you are willing to relocate to our wonderful city: Denver, Colorado.

Our success lies in the hands of our dedicated and loyal staff – and we only employ the best! We pride ourselves on a rich history of over 100 years in the making that embraces the tradition of hard work, distinction and providing unsurpassed quality products to our customers. Since 1918 Miller International has matured and consistently evolved to become what it is today: One of the most successful privately owned Companies in the Western Industry whose brands continue to gain impressive popularity and growth. We do it by treating each other with respect, and we do it all as a team that feels more like a family. We at Miller are guided by our Core Values and use them to measure the appropriateness of decisions, whether it be with vendors, customers or employees. The Core Values were created and approved by our employees as an affirmation that they are willing to be part of a Company that is guided by these principles.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Application Deadline: 5/1/2024

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