Technical Designer, Women's Active

OLD NAVY
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 17 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

Job description

About the Role

In this role, you will be accountable for maintaining and executing design aesthetics through consistent fit and construction, that aligns to our customers' needs. You will be a strong collaborator and influencer with cross functional partners and vendors and be able to translate design concepts into specifications for costing and first prototypes, by leveraging fit camps and maintaining overall customer fit consistency. You will be responsible for providing direction to global sourcing teams to expand vendor capabilities and troubleshoot fit issues, as needed.

What You'll Do

  • Oversee the development of pattern blocks and to achieve optimal and consistent fit
  • Manage the development and maintenance of tech packs throughout the line creation process
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on vendor readiness and fit empowerment

Profile

Who You Are

  • Significant technical design experience with fabric and garment construction, pattern/blocks and manufacturing processes
  • Establish and maintain an effective industry network, regularly benchmarking and actively participating in industry association working committees
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of design, merchandising, and product development priorities
  • Prior experience working in an apparel retail company
  • Anticipate operational/program issues and develops preventative measures

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