Technical Designer, Active

Spanx
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted 14 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Overview

Company Description

SPANX isn’t your average company. We revolutionized an industry by challenging the status quo and putting the customer

first

. While we live in the fashion and retail world, we don’t obsess trends, rules or conventional ways of running a business. Rather – we set the trends, create solutions, and we

obsess

product with out-of-the-box-thinking and patented technology. Spanx is beloved around the world by customers and celebrities alike for our comfort-first approach to must-haves like shapewear, apparel, jeans, active, leggings, bras and beyond! We elevate women through product and empower them to look and feel their best. And we think we’ve only scratched the surface. We are a high-growth, innovative and ambitious company and we are embarking on an exciting trajectory of both digital and international expansion.

About This Role

Job Description

The Active Technical Designer will oversee the technical design process from development through production for Women’s Activewear. They will interpret Design concepts to achieve the desired point of view when creating technical packages. This role is responsible for product uniformity and consistency on the fit, quality and construction of all Women’s Activewear product.

This role is based in our Atlanta headquarters and reports into our Senior Technical Designer, Active.

You’ll love it because you will

  • Create apparel with performance and functionality
  • Conduct and manage fit sessions to determine and execute proper fit including measuring and prepping samples for fitting, taking notes and digitals during fit sessions
  • Lead and facilitate fit sessions on live models and take ownership of specific product
  • Expertise in understanding of physical fit, evaluation of body size, shape and the relationship of clothing on the target body
  • Ensure size and fit consistency within the brand and across product categories
  • Ability to work on missy and plus sizes while ensuring design aesthetic is achieved through all sizes
  • Manage fit schedules, booking models, and communicate updates to cross-functional partners
  • Generate technical packages for the factory including complete and articulate fit comments, sketches, digitals, specifications, bill of materials and construction details
  • Partner with the Design team on initial stage sample development and any specifications needed
  • Track and manage workflow and workload for own product; gather information and update all reports necessary for meetings
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity
  • Meet seasonal and brand deadlines
  • Work with Engineering partners to find the best construction which elevates the product
  • Oversee organization of all electronic and hard pattern files
  • Travel to overseas partners to advance fit approval timelines
  • Take initiative to get things done and drive the business forward. Eliminate roadblocks
  • Strive for continual improvement that drives product and process enhancements
  • Foster an open communication and team environment with all business partners

Qualifications

We require…

  • 5+ years of proven technical experience in women’s activewear
  • Bachelor’s degree in apparel and/or textile related field of study
  • Proficient in garment specifications; how to measure garments and flat sketching
  • Working knowledge in pattern making (preferability gerber), understanding of fit/balance of garments, leading a fit session, grading and garment construction
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time while maintaining adherence to the calendar
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build collaborative cross functional relationships
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Innovative thinking
  • Knowledge on fabric, trims, and construction for Active apparel
  • PC Skills – Trained in PLM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Outlook, Microsoft (Excel, Word, Power point)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally - up to 10%

About Spanx

Additional Information

In 2000, Sara Blakely had a party to go to, a pair of white pants and a struggle to find the right undergarments. So, she cut the feet out of her control-top pantyhose, creating a smooth canvas to wear under her clothes. Through sheer tenacity and a strong belief in herself, she revitalized the hosiery industry and created a new category. Since her original invention of footless pantyhose, SPANX has created thousands of other products – all centered around creating wardrobe solutions and empowering customers to look and feel their best. We dream big, think forward and give back. We challenge the status quo and aim high. We hustle hard, but we never take ourselves too seriously… because where’s the fun in that?

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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