The Senior Technical Designer role manages the technical aspects of one or more assigned apparel category(s) from initial design development prototypes to final approval for production. While ensuring brand integrity through consistency throughout the development process, keeping the customer top of mind. This role is responsible for leading fit sessions in collaboration with Design and Product Development by ensuring the technical, functional, and physical fit are appropriately executed to achieve the design aesthetic. The Sr. Technical Designer will identify potential production, quality and costing challenges as it relates to the construction of garments and make recommendations. They will effectively communicate to business partners, vendor/agent partners, and factories on all development updates to facilitate the results required. The Senior Technical Designer will play a critical role in establishing Zumiez as a trusted leader in the apparel sector.
- Executes the technical design process for assigned product categories, including requesting evaluating and approving all prototype, fit, PP and TOP samples to determine compliance of specs, construction, quality and design intent through sample measurement, tech pack review, and BOM review; Updates tech packs with current information for BOM, construction templates, and measurements, where applicable
- Demonstrates understanding and application of patternmaking within the capacity of technical design as a tool for communicating fit review and/or requested pattern revisions for progressive improved fit of product category; Demonstrated ability to provide effective and cost-efficient pattern solutions with applied understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit.
Qualification & Experience:
- College degree in Patternmaking, Fashion Design or Product Development with course work in textiles, pattern making, apparel design and manufacturing, product development or related experience.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: San Jose, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A
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