TECHNICAL DESIGNER - SPORTS DIVISION

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeMid to Senior Level

TECHNICAL DESIGNER | Sports – Activewear and Outerwear       About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. | www.g-iii.com G-III excels at bringing excitement and confidence to customers through the fashion we create. We are global experts in design, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and marketing, which enables us to fuel the growth of a substantial portfolio of brands. With more than 30 licensed and owned brands, including some of the most sought-after names in global fashion, our success is driven by our team’s entrepreneurial spirit and our deep relationships across the industry.   G-III’s owned brands include DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Donna Karan, Vilebrequin, Sonia Rykiel, G.H. Bass, Bass Outdoor, Andrew Marc, Eliza J., GIII Sports and more. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Dockers, Guess?, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s, Vince Camuto, Margaritaville and more. G-III also operates retail stores for the DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld Paris and Donna Karan brands.     Success Profile: The Technical Designer manages the product lifecycle from sketch through pre-production through production fit approval. Creates and updates Tech Packs for all activewear product categories: tops, bottoms and outerwear. Works collaboratively with Design to update measurements and ensures garment construction and production is accurate and on calendar to meet all established deadlines. This is an exciting time for a rising Technical Designer with three years of professional experience in a SKU intensive environment to join the Sports team as the Technical Designer for Activewear and Outerwear!     Reporting to: Technical Design Manager Brand/Product Focus: Sports – Activewear and Outerwear Location (On-Site): New York City, Midtown Manhattan – Fashion District     Key Accountabilities: Product Lifecycle Management: Manage product life cycle from sketch through pre-production through production fit approval; Collaborate with Design and Production on apparel development in order to create cost effective styles Technical Specification: Generate computerized technical specification packages; Review and evaluate samples for spec, pattern, shape, and construction; Consult with Designers to work through complicated garment construction to establish fit; collaborate with Design to update measurements and specifications for the tech pack Systems: PLM systems Communication: Communicate with overseas offices and vendors to identify and resolve issues with garment construction and production; Create and manages WIP report for development tracking and garment delivery Fitting and Specification: Schedule, prepare for, attend and assist with Fit Measure garments and organize for Fitting; Coordinator Fitting schedule; Create initial spec to final full graded spec; Evaluate fit to determine manufacturer has met the requirements of the garment; Ensure all specs and detailed fit comments are conveyed to vendors accurately and on time Corrections and Approvals: Utilize digital photos, technical sketches, detailed instructions and comments from Fitting to communicate corrections; Approve garment for production or reject sample and schedule follow-up Fitting Testing: Request Factory and Mill testing for fabric and garments; Verify fabric quality; Confirm product care and content, Approve Content care label and testing report, Follow up lab test to comply with buyer’s quality requirement (Walmart & Sam’s club) Reporting: Create and manage WIP (Work In Progress) reports to coordinate weekly production and delivery schedule for Fittings and Fit Samples Trim Management: Organize and maintain seasonal trim card library   Education and Experience: Three (3) or more years of apparel Technical Design work experience in a SKU intensive environment, required College degree, or equivalent professional work experience, required   Skills and Behaviors: Proven expertise in apparel fitting, specs and patterns Working knowledge of PLM, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel Strong project management and multi-tasking skills with critical attention to detail Confident, engaging verbal and written communication skills Motivated to work in a high energy environment at the speed of fashion with ever-changing priorities Ability to work independently and work to meet multiple deadlines Ability to build and maintain relationships with other departments as well as vendors and other overseas offices

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