Reference Number 041242
Position Technical Design Manager
Salary Negotiable
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university in Technical Design, Fashion Design, or Patternmaking.
7-10 years of leadership in Apparel quality and fit, preferably with knowledge of technical design and pattern making.
Proven track record of hiring and developing Technical Design talent.
Outstanding English oral and written communication including the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences at varying levels of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of manufacturing, global supply chain and regulatory requirements.
Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders at all levels.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, PLM, and one or more 3D apparel software programs.
Establish strategic product development process improvements between Technical Design, Sourcing, and Vendors maximizing efficiencies in support of counter sourcing activities.
Analyze performance metrics to measure efficiency with specific focus towards “Right First Time” (RFT) and “Fit as Expected” (FAE).
Represent Softlines Private Brand Technical Design in adoption and implementation of new technology and tools across the vendor landscape.
Anticipates, identifies and drives resolution of technical challenges and interdependencies to prevent downstream problems.
Drive efficiencies and cost savings in total Softlines process across internal and external teams including suppliers and vendors.
Drive evolution of Technical Design strategy, operations, methods, and measures of effectiveness.
Build audit mechanisms to consistently monitor and check fit, both pre and post production.
Build vendor capability to assume ownership of end to end development and production sample approvals.
Assess and evaluate fit on mannequins, live models, and 3D avatars.
Research and resolve fit, pattern, and grading issues with vendors prior to issuing bulk production approval.
Articulate brand standards to all parties, agents and final manufacturers ensuring all garments meet minimum construction standards and hit required manufacturing tolerances.
Travel to factories to troubleshoot, educate, and build capability.
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