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Apparel Technical Designer

 

Posted by Mahco, Inc. on 07/10/2019


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Fishing, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor, WaterSports

Job Categories: Design - Accessories, Design - Apparel, Management - Product, Production - Apparel

State: AR

City: Bentonville

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years


Job Type: Full Time

Salary:

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:


Job Description & Requirements

SUMMARY:

 

12.0pt;background:white'>The Apparel Technical Designer will be responsible for the block fit standards of the company’s brands, as well as execution of those standards on all garments.  Creation of tech packs, and approvals of lab dips, trims, and garment samples is also key to this role.  Additionally, this role will design outdoor apparel, using his/her merchandising and design experience to create designs under the direction of the Director of Product Management.  This position may cross over into other product categories as well.12.0pt;background:white'> 12.0pt;background:white'>ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with executing product design process and work cross-functionally with product management to ensure that the team is successfully meeting business needs according to the seasonal timelines
  • Develop fit specifications, complete size grading, construction details and a technical sketch from a prototype sample, photograph, or design sketch
  • Spec garment, spec revisions, measuring and fitting
  • Review sample garments to ensure optimum fit & appearance & correct construction
  • Conduct fit sessions with live model
  • Work as needed creating and updating sketches, creating tech packs, and coordinating samples
  • Opportunity to design new concepts, styles, color boards and silhouettes
  • Develop complete tech packs with detailed specifications, fabrications, and technical drawings from designer’s initial sketch
  • Adhere to the product development calendar and production deadlines
  • Full communication of product development and production with the overseas team
  • Collaborate to understand markets and trends to identify new products while maintaining brand identity and business strategy.
  • Participate in and perhaps lead initial concept reviews with sales and product development teams to confirm direction and priorities.   Present graphic concepts, sketches and designs to internal product teams and management as required.
  • Participate in and perhaps lead customer line review meetings.
  • Research and identify seasonal color palettes, prints, patterns, fabrics, styles and details.
  • Potential to approve strike offs, patterns, trims, and lab dips.
  • Attend trade shows to remain current in the market, as requested.
12.0pt'>The duties listed above are the key duties of the Apparel Technical Designer but are not limited to these duties. The company may expand them as it deems necessary to meet the needs of the company and its sales efforts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four year degree in apparel design/technical design; OR comparable work experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in design/technical design. Soft-goods experience with a leading outdoor manufacturer is preferred, but not required
  • Proven success in line-building
  • Must possess a strong sense of the marketplace
  • Must have fashion sensibility
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in Centric product life management system is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented; no exceptions
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and problem solving ability
  • Ideal candidates show a high level of performance
  • Exposure to Asian sourcing
  • Team player
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and calendars
  • International and domestic travel is required

About Mahco, Inc.

At Mahco, we engineer outdoor gear that works when you need it—designed by folks who’ve spent countless chilly mornings in duck blinds and treestands. We’re all about functionality in the field—about helping you stay comfortable in uncomfortable situations. We think you deserve quality products that won’t break the bank, so we offer outstanding values on gear that out-performs apparel at twice the price.