Senior Technical Designer – Men’s Denim

JOB FUNCTION: Fashion
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: New York, NY
COMPENSATION: $90k - $110k
REMOTE / ONSITE: Onsite
POSTED: Sep 9, 2022

Our client, a leading Woman’s and Men’s private label apparel company, is seeking a Senior Technical Designer – Men’s Denim to join their team. The Senior Technical Designer- Men’s Denim must have experience in tech design for men’s denim and pattern making to be considered.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$90k – $110k Based on experience

Position Overview:

The Senior Technical Designer – Men’s Denim will work with and/or oversee the Technical Design team to maintain the flow of information between factories and internal departments. The Senior Technical Designer – Men’s Denim must be able to perform basic tech-related tasks as outlined below and have a strong understanding of pattern making and pattern corrections.

Responsibilities of the Senior Technical Designer – Men’s Denim:

  • Assist the Category team in setting a fit strategy for the season.
  • Develop fit standards within a category or product group to ensure consistency throughout product lines, keeping in mind the brand DNA.
  • Develop tech packs and follow fit from development through production.
  • Translate and/or communicate design concept to generate a 2D pattern that incorporates proportional lines, fit requirements, and construction feasibility.
  • Review and fit samples on live model, form, or 3D avatar and provide fit recommendations and direction.
  • Work hand-in-hand with the overseas Tech team, attend virtual fittings, provide technical recommendations, and finalize grading.
  • Manage fit sessions and work closely with Design to understand the creative vision of the line and translate design concepts into 3D product.
  • Provide technical recommendations to the Design staff to create consistency of fit/construction to help achieve design concepts and category initiatives.
  • Work with design and overseas teams to cost engineer styles.
  • Represent the Design team as needed in follow-up and decision-making related to aesthetics of assigned styles after each season’s prototype review.

Qualifications of the Senior Technical Designer – Men’s Denim:

  • 7 + years of experience in technical design of apparel with relevant experience in pattern making.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Adobe, and PLM experience.
  • Experience with pattern 3D software is preferred.
  • Experience working with overseas teams.
  • Pattern making experience including ability to utilize pattern CAD software.
  • Ability to create a pattern, grade, mark, construct, and fit a garment and to write product specs.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel, Technical Design, Textile Sciences or a related field is required.

Benefits:

  • Upon request.
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Position ID: 113769