Global Brands Group Technical Designer - Girl's in New York, New York

The Technical Designer supports the seasonal design and merchandising process by partnering with the design, merchandising and production teams and executing technical designs for in-category styles to ensure on-budget, on-time delivery of quality goods.

Strategy & Innovation

  • Advise design, merchandising and production on building category assortment plans that fit with established cost structure(s), based on garment construction, fabric costing and consumption, etc.; suggest alterations to fit and construction where appropriate.

  • Execute implementation of consistent size and fit standards, grade rules and tolerances, construction and quality standards, standard pattern blocks and tech pack templates; follow standard procedures for working with design, merchandising, production and vendors.

    Operations & Results

  • Develop technical designs for category and ensure on-time execution of complete, vendor-ready technical specification packages; ensure all styles, fits, construction and specs meet standards of feasibility, costing and appropriateness for brand; follow direction from VP of Technical Design to ensure fit consistent fit for brand(s) across seasons and categories.

  • Partner with design, production and sales to execute time-and-action calendar.

  • Execute category fit sessions to ensure final fit, quality and construction meets standards; communicate with vendors to ensure execution of standards; track fit and top of production (TOP) samples; review lab reports and sample measurement.

Customers & Relationships

  • Communicate and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; suggest new suppliers and vendors and maintain relationships with existing partners, including internal constituents.

  • Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors.

  • Partner with production and quality assurance to carry out quality assurance protocols; problem solve as necessary.

    Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.

  • Attract, develop and retain talent.

  • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals.

  • Experience and understanding of apparel manufacturing.

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented; highly detail oriented and meticulous.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, balance creativity with technical capability, and interpret design sketches for tech packs.

  • Expert knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • 4 - 7 years experience in technical design of apparel; relevant experience in category.

  • Expert in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Division: Fishman & Tobin