Technical Designer: Mens

TECHNICAL DESIGNER: MENS

at Strizze - STRIZZECAREERS (View all jobs)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA

 

Responsibilities:

  • Compile information on all jewelry components including fit, materials, construction, and trim into fit comment document/spec sheet.
  • Create new products from initial concepts through sample development and production.
  • Inspect samples received from proto stage to TOP samples in a timely manner.
  • Check construction and quality of product to ensure sample has proper construction for garment category and fabrication. 
  • Ability to communicate fit and balance issues via easily understandable fit comments through written and visual methods.
  • Execute fit comments in a timely manner to ensure the fit process stays in line with production and action timelines.
  • Review fit samples with Tech Design Manager during fit sessions on live model or mannequin.
  • Cross-examine sample against information in the Tech Pack and against the previous sample to ensure consistency and call out any discrepancies to the team.
  • Document clear and precise notes for any changes to the garments during fit sessions.
  • Update Tech Packs with the most current information for BOM, construction notes, measurements, label placements, and design sketches after each fitting if necessary.
  • Collaborate with cross-functioning teams to gain clear direction of fit intent and to ensure wash and fabric aesthetic is achieved.
  • Escalate issues to superior for input and direction.
  • Maintain professional and timely email correspondence with domestic & oversea vendors
  • Identify potential product, quality and costing issues and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Track and manage workflow and workload for own product to ensure product areas are maintained with cross-functional team.

Required Skills:

  • Understanding in flat jewelry measuring, jewelry construction, quality control/assurance.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the jewelry industry as a Technical Designer.
  • Understanding of the apparel design and development process from inception through production.
  • Must be proficient with knowledge and skill in fit and pattern corrections, grading, construction manufacturing methods, sewing, and technical drawing.
  • Experience in grading and ability to understand grade rules for Men’s categories.
  • Experience in leading live fittings and evaluate overall fit with ability to make necessary pattern corrections to achieve the desired fit.
  • Knowledge and proven success in technical design and pattern making for the Men’s market and product categories carried by Strizze. 
  • Desire to learn and grow individual skills in Technical Design and surrounding departments.
  • Knowledge of preparing and writing product specification sheets.
  • Clear communication of Fit comments and Fit corrections to send to Factory on a regular basis.
  • Proficient computer skills, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint )
  • Plus, if you have experience in CAD Patternmaking systems, specifically Gerber Accumark.
  • Ability to quickly and effectively identify apparel flaws and/or possible production issues.
  • Ability to prioritize work and follow instructions
  • Team-oriented; ability to excel in a team-based structure. 
  • Strong communication skills (Verbal and Written) and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, multi-task oriented and the ability to resolve issues in a timely fashion.
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

Benefits:

  • Employee Discount
  • Full health care coverage
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • 401k Match
  • Catered lunches and company parties
  • Kitchen stocked with great snacks and drinks
  • Fun and friendly environment