FREELANCE TECHNICAL DESIGNER

JOB FUNCTION: Fashion & Retail
JOB TYPE: Temp
LOCATION: New York, NY

COMPENSATION:
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Jan 3, 2018

Our client, one of the world’s leading luxury fashion companies, is seeking a talented Freelance Technical Designer to join their established team. Founded on excellence, the company now offers a wide range of high quality products manufactured with the greatest attention to detail. Their Men’s, Women’s Apparel and Accessories lines are sold in high end department and specialty stores nationwide.

Position Overview:
The Freelance Technical Designer will support the Technical Design, Design and Production teams’ categories of womenswear including Cut and Sew Knits, Wovens and Activewear.

Responsibilities of the Freelance Technical Designer:

  • Act as point person for Cut and Sew Knitwear, Wovens and Activewear tech production
  • Create and update specification tech packs, including detailed technical sketches, graded measurements and construction details according to fit direction lead by design
  • Maintain organized work files
  • Manage scheduling of fit model meetings
  • Manage all aspects of fittings, technical issues and product evaluations
  • Participate in research and development of quality standards for the Technical design department
  • Manage the adherence to product time/action calendars and coordinate with production manager
  • Communicate deviations from calendar, facilitates resolutions and resolves issues
  • Confirm label, packaging instructions for conformance to standards
  • Establish strong relationships with cross functional and global partners
  • Interact and coordinate workload, communication and technical direction to local freelance tech as well as merchandisers and tech team In Asia
  • Work closely with the design team and interpret garment design intent
  • Work out of the box, multitask and juggle ad hoc projects and processes for quick accurate turnaround

Qualifications for the Freelance Technical Designer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion, or equivalent industry experience preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in Cut and Sew Knits, Wovens and Activewear technical design preferred in women’s and/or men’s.
  • Experience working in PLM, PDM and Excel Systems
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly solution and detail oriented
  • Must be a team player

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Benefits: Eligible for Atrium Care Package

POSITION ID: 55714

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