Technical Designer

Cato Corporation
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted 27 days ago
Full time

Technical Designer

ON-SITE - Charlotte, NC 28273

The Cato Corporation is seeking experienced Technical Designers to join our Fashion Design & Technical Design Department.


To provide apparel technical design support for Cato, Cache, It’s Fashion, and Versona Buyers, Product Managers, and Vendors, by developing a product with an optimum fit, consistent sizing, and quality construction.


  • Sample analysis, including measuring samples as required, conducting fit sessions with Buyers, and communicating appropriate fit and pattern corrections to Vendors.
  • Responsible for maintaining specification consistency across all product categories.
  • Making fit comments and corrections based on comparison with core specs and construction standards.
  • Giving technical design support to vendors (troubleshooting) when needed, and producing final specifications.
  • Development of Bid Packages for product development that capture the essence of the style while maintaining measurement and construction standards.
  • Assist in the training and development of Assistant Technical Designers.


  • Develop proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Flex PLM systems.
  • Conduct competitive analysis research.
  • Work in tandem with Merchandising, Sourcing, and Quality Assurance Departments, offering expertise and assistance as needed.


  • 3-10 years experience as Technical Designer or in related fields
  • Pattern-making/Grading/Measurement/Specifications skills
  • Garment construction (Industrial) and sewing skills a plus
  • Fit Analysis/Problem solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator a plus

The Cato Corporation offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including Medical/Dental/Life Insurance package, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plan, Stock Purchase Plan and more!

The Cato Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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