TECHNICAL DESIGNER - Footwear

Solomon Page Fashion & Beauty
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 3 days ago
OtherMid to Senior LevelMid to Senior Level (Management)

Our client, a well-known fashion company with an office in Downtown LA, is looking for a Technical Designer for Footwear to join their team in a contract-to-hire capacity. The Technical Designer for Footwear and Accessories will be responsible for driving management and execution of samples and design/product development in partnership with the Merchants. This position ensures that accessories are consistent with merchants' approved or agreed upon fit, grading, and construction standards and guidelines. Responsibilities: Advise, provide, and manage product details on sampling and production to ensure that Merchant’s vision for the product is achieved  Collaborate with departmental leaders on vendor score carding to assess results, and if requested, provide Merchants with proposed solutions to quality and / or fit concerns Collaborate with departmental leadership on comprehensive competitive and / or internal analysis of fit, grading, and construction guidelines to support Merchants Proactively partner with manager and Fashion Office to advise Merchants on any technical considerations / concerns resulting from current trend information Oversee the fit, quality, and construction of product throughout the development life cycle, from inspiration to tech pack through production  Ensure product integrity through consistent size and fit standards, grade rules, construction and quality standards, blocks, and tech pack templates Partner with Merchant and Sourcing teams on product direction and fit intent; develop tech packs with clear garment construction and fit direction to vendors and / or review vendor submissions Trains, develops, and directs the workload of the direct report to provide support and technical expertise to Merchant partners Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related field 5-10 years of Technical Design, Production, or Product Development experience In-depth knowledge of materials, construction, and production of Accessories, including but not limited to Shoes and Handbags Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to mentor If this description fits your background, apply today! #fashion

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