Temp to Perm Technical Design Manager

Vernon, California Technical Design Posted October 5, 2023
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Technical Design Manager 
Start: ASAP
Location: Vernon
Duration: Temp to Perm
Rate: $40-$60/ hour

The client is looking for an Technical Design Manager who will link the design department and production to ensure that all designs translate to amazing garments. The role reports to the Director of Technical Design & Quality and has 1 direct report. The role includes overseeing the TBJ product categories, leading the fit process from design to production, establishing and maintaining fit standards, generating clear detailed fit comments to vendors, managing the technical design workflow for the category, and mentoring assisting staff. You will be working closely with our design, product development, and production departments. 

We are looking for a full-time, super-efficient, hard-working, seasoned Technical Design Manager who will make sure our clothes look and fit great and are made at the highest level of quality standards. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Work closely with design and product development to ensure that designs are translated correctly, keeping size and fit consistent
  • Manage team in fit sessions by fitting samples on live model, recording comments, and communicating with team and partners
  • Analyze garments and patterns to determine compliance of spec, construction, and fit intent
  • Create technical fit comments, advise construction details, and clearly communicate the status and direction of each style to vendors
  • Review production, quality, and cost issues: problem solve and make recommendations that help maintain brand integrity
  • Maintain WIP report and workflow tracking
  • Maintain a working knowledge of appropriate fit aesthetic for the Reformation customer
  • Collaborate with the Technical Design Director to create and carry out new processes to improve product workflow
  • Work closely with the Technical Design Director to develop and maintain standards and grade rules.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with cross functional teams
  • Develop partnerships with all vendors helping to create successful relationships
  • Onboard, train, and supervise assisting staff

What You’ll Need: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6-10+ years experience in apparel technical design
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy, as well as ability to prioritize and make quick decisions
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented; highly detail oriented and meticulous
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Extremely honest and trustworthy with highest integrity
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for tech packs
  • Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
  • Experience working with overseas factories
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