23 days old
2018-07-272018-08-26

Technical Designer/ Product Developer

Active Apparel Group
Santa Monica, California 90404
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

We are a leading garment manufacturing group specializing in the manufacture of activewear, swimwear and ready to wear garments.  Our clients include many high-profile International brands.  We supply customers throughout the world including Australia, USA, Europe, Canada, Hong Kong and China.

Due to continued growth, the company is looking to employ a Technical Designer/ Product Developer.  This role will report directly to the President and become a key member of our Global Technical team. You will be the liaison between the customer and the off-shore production.  You will be the facilitator in bringing to life the customers initial design concept, responsible for all processes in the Product Development Lifecycle.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the offshore manufacturer 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.
  • Tech pack creation including the ability to generate technical drawings using Adobe Illustrator.  
  • 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.
  • Final QC approval prior to shipping of product to customer.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 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 in Excel and Adobe suite.
  • 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.

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Technical Designer/ Product Developer

Active Apparel Group
Santa Monica, California 90404

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