TECHNICAL DESIGNER

Solomon Page Fashion & Beauty
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeMid to Senior Level

Our client, an established women’s fashion company with a portfolio of brands in the bottoms and tops category, wovens, knits, and denim, is seeking an experienced Technical Designer.  This NYC-based role has a salary range of 100-110k. Responsibilities:

Create accurate initial and production specs that meet brand requirements

Maintain and revise released fit comments and graded spec

Conduct fit sessions, proactively identify and communicate fit issues, and provide solutions while reflecting design intent and brand requirements

Regularly review block specs, grade rules, and figure types to ensure size range meets company objectives

Benchmark fit and against other key fashion companies to ensure best-in-class fit and construction

Check construction and quality of product to ensure sample has proper execution for garment category and fabrication

Collaborate with cross-functional teams and vendors to ensure bulk production

Supervise track fit samples and make sure WIPS chart update

Work with sample room or contractors on any issues with the construction

Follow and supervise the development and production cycle/timelines to ensure all technical deadlines are achieved

Performs other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate excellent proficiency in developing and maintaining spec sheets, measurement charts, sizing algorithms, and grading

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (minimum of 10+ years) in women’s and men’s technical design/patternmaking

Strong knowledge of patternmaking, draping, garment construction, grading, and factory production

Basic knowledge of fabric and yarn construction finishes and techniques

Basic knowledge of garment and fabric testing

Experience with both knit and woven fabrics – top and bottom product categories.

Strong leadership experience and management skills, working with a wider multinational design team spread out over multiple time zones

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Illustrator

PLM experience such as Centric PM and Flex PLM are a plus

Excellent time-management and prioritization skills while working on multiple projects simultaneously

Adaptable personality that can thrive with ease in a fast-paced environment.

Problem solver who can operate independently and work effectively while maintaining composure under pressure

Product obsessed with an entrepreneurial mind

Consistently meets deadlines with an understanding and commitment to the company design calendar

Detail-oriented and possess organizational skills; ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy

Invested in growth through mentoring and managing junior team members with constructive and thoughtful feedback and direction

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