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Technical Designer/ Product Developer

Active Apparel Group
Santa Monica , California 90404
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We are a market leading stretch-garment manufacturer seeking an experienced Senior Product Developer with strong commercial awareness and excellent communication skills.  We have many high-profile customers and supply garments for major brands throughout the world including Australia, USA, Europe, Canada, Hong Kong and China. 

This role will report directly to the Head of US Accounts and become a key member of our Global Technical team. You will be the liaison between the customer and our off-shore production.  You will be the responsible for all processes in the Product Development Lifecycle.

This role is not a creative or design based role.  A person who is passionate about the technical side of garment creation and excited by improving and hitting deadlines will do very well in this position.


•Work closely with the factory and the customer to follow and achieve the critical path through all the development stages from design concept, sampling, fit assessment and correction through to pre-production and 1st bulk approvals.

•Understand the in’s and out of excel (You will use this daily).  Calculating costing formulas, updating and communicating WIP documents, building out production timelines and deadlines.

•Generation of measurement specifications and guiding the customer on garment grading and fit.

•Measure and QC fit samples.

•Conduct internal fittings of samples received to ensure correct fit/ specification requirements have been met to meet customer expectations.

•Offer suggestions and advice to the customer on technical aspects of fit and aesthetic to achieve production viable product whilst still maintaining the customers design intent.

•Instruct sample room of changes and requirements to meet the customer requests, including suggestions on pattern alterations, measurement and construction.

•Communicate all amendments to the offshore manufacturer clearly and concisely in a timely manner.

•Risk assess and identify any potential production and QC issues and offer resolutions before processing to bulk production.








  • Degree in technical design or related field.
  • 3+ years technical design experience with athletic fabrics and garments.
  • Strong knowledge in the construction of activewear, swimwear and lifestyle garments. 
  • Proficient Adobe suite.
  • Must have strong excel knowledge 
  • Deadline orientated with ability to manage and adhere to time and action calendars.
  • A proactive problem solver who is comfortable working independently and as part of an International team.


  • Manufacturing / Production
Posted: 2018-12-01 Expires: 2019-01-01

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Technical Designer/ Product Developer

Active Apparel Group
Santa Monica , California 90404

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