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Job Title
SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Job Function
Design - Technical
Patterns / Marking / Grading
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER

 

Reports To:  VP/Director/Technical Design Manager

 

Direct Reports: Assistant Technical Designer(s), Associate Technical Designer(s), Technical Design Coordinator(s)

 

Overview:

The Senior Technical Designer will work cross functionally with Sourcing and Design to ensure fit continuity, construction and quality standards and consistency.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead fit sessions using live model/body form to assess fit, proportion, and overall styling of garments
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing and design issues and make appropriate recommendations
  • Evaluate garment to determine compliance of spec, construction, fit intent and design aesthetic
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of product development process from concept through production, including patternmaking, construction, costing, manufacturing and materials.
  • Supervise design staff and provide direction and management throughout the design process
  • Recruit top talent, train and develop team members
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Work cross functionally with Design, Production and overseas offices/vendors to ensure proper fit, quality and on-time delivery of products
  • Manage sample approval process with cross functional partners to meet all deadlines and raise issues to appropriate level for resolution in a timely manner

 

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Patternmaking or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in the fashion industry (children’s wear knowledge a plus)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of designers at all levels