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Organization
Job Title
TECHNICAL DESIGNER (Dresses, WTW Sportswear, Plus)
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
363
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Job Function
Design - Technical
Patterns / Marking / Grading

TECHNICAL DESIGNER (Dresses, WTW Sportswear, Plus)

REPORTS TO:

Senior Manager, Technical Design

DEPARTMENT:

Technical Design

OVERVIEW:

Interpret Design’s concept into a technical package with complete information regarding garment specifications and construction according to the New York and Company brand standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct fittings on live models to determine fit corrections based on New York and Company brand standards.
  • Determine corrections to achieve fit and document in the PDM technical package incorporating technical sketches, garment construction details, grading, labeling requirements, and ticket placement.
  • Development of initial sample specifications from original samples and/or design sketch.  Establish close partnership with Design in order to facilitate the interpretation of Design concepts.
  • Interact with MPR Team on daily and weekly basis to manage the sample approval status in order to maintain company time/action calendars.
  • Communicate to all agents/vendors and factories regarding contents of tech pack, corrections to samples and patterns.  Interact on daily basis with agents/vendors to problem solve all issues related to garment engineering.
  • Manage & develop staff of Technical Designer(s) and/or Assistant Technical Designer(s) in all technical, administrative, and work flow skills.

Required Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3—5 years prior Technical Design , patternmaking or production related experience
  • Working knowledge of PDM, Illustrator and strong PC skills
  • Patternmaking and garment construction knowledge
  • Live model fitting experience
  • Ability to work in high volume department and interact with multiple cross-functions
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

EDUCATION:

  • Associate’s degree in apparel production or related subject preferred
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