• Associate, Technical Designer

    Work Location US-CA-Los Angeles
  • Specific Responsibilities

    • Work closely with Production and Design on technical construction or fit issues
    • Advise reference and fit sample comments to vendors
    • Participate in fit sessions, making appropriate recommendations for fit and construction issues and track fitting progress for division
    • Assemble/supervise technical packages
    • Participate in style and fit approval process with cross-functional partners to meet all deadlines and address issues for resolution with Technical Designers
    • Communicate development and fit information to overseas vendors through written reports, sketches and/or pattern corrections
    • Assist in organizing and prioritizing workload to meet deadlines, partnering with Technical Designers as needed
    • Support Technical Design workload by creating fit schedules and maintaining track and measurement records
    • Adhere to established fit and construction standards by producing accurate specification packages including sketch details, base size specifications, grading, construction and packaging details

    Skills and Requirements


    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
    • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately with internal resources as well as overseas vendors
    • Must possess a strong knowledge of garment construction, fit standards and understanding of patternmaking, grading rules and specification packages
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure


    Education and/or Experience


    • Minimum 3 – 5+ years Technical Design experience
    • Apparel related Associates or Bachelor’s Degree from a Fashion School preferred
    • Experience working with overseas factories and vendors


    Computer Skills


    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
    • Experience with FlexPLM


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