Urbn Associate Technical Designer

URBN
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full time

Job description

Title

Associate Technical Designer

Reports to

Technical Design Manager

Supervises

As directed by Technical Design Manager

Overview

Brand or category specialist that facilitates and executes Design’s vision by providing the appropriate fit, quality, and construction that are targeted to the consumer and end use while supporting the business requirements. Responsible to trouble shoot any issues such as fit, construction, and quality control. Takes ownership of styles and sets a positive example for their team. Collaborates with the Technical Design Manager to support needs and expectations of the Tech area. Position requires creating and maintaining accurate files and reports.

Responsibilities

TECHNICAL DESIGN MANAGEMENT

· Build relationships/partnerships with cross functional team members, such as Design Product Development and Production.

· Identify efficiencies within their brand or category to support CTM initiative.

· Assist with seasonal trend block and construction development.

· Manage workload to department initiatives.

· Instruct and communicate to agents/factories the appropriate construction, fit and block information to ensure successful manufacturing while adhering to Design’s concepts.

· Conducts live fittings with/without designers to determine what fit and construction changes are necessary to achieve Design’s requirements.

· Advise repair options to factories on fit or quality related issues.

· Evaluate best/worst sellers and competitors to make improvements in technical methods and fit for upcoming seasons.

· Assigns base size garments measurements appropriate to each style that correlates to the three-dimensional body and desired end use.

· Assures to use all appropriate cost cutting methods in style development.

· Assigns appropriate grading to all points of measure keeping the proportion accurate in relation to our predetermined sizing.

· Other duties as specified by management.

SOURCING STRATEGY

· Participate in technical training methods for agents and factories.

Qualifications / Job Skills

· Proficient knowledge in assembling a detailed technical package to communicate proper instruction to agents/factories for initial or in process style development.

· Proficient knowledgeable in pattern making, garment construction, and manufacturing including factory machinery, procedures, and methods within their category.

· Minimum of 2 years conducting live fittings and determining the necessary pattern changes to create the desired look and fit.

· Experience in assigning easily understood points of measure that will progress the style through development and secure the fit during production QC inspections

· Understands the grade sequence and can participate in determining grade rules to all points of measure that correlate to each specific style and sizing.

· Highly organized and experienced in all phases of technical design.

· Prioritize effectively.

· Works effectively with cross-functional teams.

· Communicate effectively with internal and external parties.

· Pro-actively approach problem solving.

· Decision maker.

· Adapt quickly to changes.

· Proficient in a PLM system. 3D experience a plus.

· Driven by deadlines with a high sense of urgency.

· Ability to understand and fully incorporate the brand’s aesthetic.

Experience

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Technical Design which can include up to 3 years of factory experience and/or production pattern making.

Education

Bachelors or Associate degree in an apparel related field a plus.

Location

Philadelphia, PA

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