Technical Designer, Apparel

Ariat International
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Technical Designer, Apparel who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and has great technical accuracy and expertise. You will be responsible for owning one or more categories, ensuring fit and quality standards are well executed and consistent across all styles. You are a self-starting problem solver with strong skills in communication and collaboration.

About the Team

The Ariat Technical Design team is committed to creating well-fitting, high-quality products for delivering the best client experience. You have an extraordinary opportunity to work in a collaborative environment that has a commitment to innovation, quality, integrity, teamwork, and respect. The Technical Designer, Apparel will report to the Senior Director Technical Design, Commercialization.

An Opportunity You Can’t Pass Up Because You Will

  • Work with accessible and approachable leaders and teams
  • Impact change in a culture that promotes doing it differently and better
  • Connect people to the lifestyles and experiences they love
  • Develop innovative product that athletes and general consumers are excited about
  • Create and seize opportunities to lead special project initiatives and support drive speed to market

We’re Excited About You Because

  • You have a deep expertise and understanding of fit, technical construction, costing, and fabrics across multi-product categories
  • You are an excellent multi-tasker, extremely detail oriented, and possess exceptional organizational skills
  • You are a strong collaborator and influencer with cross functional partners and vendors
  • You are passionate about utilizing customer feedback to help improve overall quality, function, and fit of garments
  • You bring advanced knowledge in the following: Textiles, pattern making, grading, construction, and pattern terminology
  • You have experience working with factories, understand production timelines, equipment, and garment construction options
  • You can lead development and drive projects efficiently and effectively
  • You are fluent in MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe Illustrator, and have strong experience in Gerber 2D pattern software and PLM systems
  • You have a B.A./B.S. from a 4-year university with a major in a relevant field (i.e. Fashion Design, Pattern Making, Textiles, etc) with 5+ years of technical design experience in the apparel industry

About Ariat

Ariat is an innovative, outdoor global brand with roots in equestrian performance. We develop high-quality footwear and apparel for people who ride, work and play outdoors, and care about performance, quality, comfort, and style.

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