New York
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Date Posted

Title: Technical Designer, Nautica

Location: New York, NY

General Summary:
The Technical Designer, in partnership with Design and Production teams, ensures all product is consistent with brand standards and seasonal design concepts for specific classifications. He/she leverages skills in garment grading/specifications, fit and construction, fabrics, sewing operations, and pattern making to fulfill these objectives..

Position Responsibilities:
• Work with design team to develop initial specs for each new season
• Work with Department Director and Cross Functional partners on competitive fit analysis
• Lead and conduct fittings for production communicating all pattern corrections to vendors
• Use flat sketches and digital photo images as necessary to communicate corrections to a garment or pattern
• Complete fit comments in a timely manner
• Create and develop blocks fits for each category
• Make pattern corrections to vendors’ patterns as necessary
• Enforce company grade rules and tolerances, and quality standards
• Establish fit consistency within each brand and across vendors
• Mentor Assistant and/or Associate Technical Designers with all of the above

Position Requirements:
• 4-6 years of relevant work experience
• Degree in fashion design, knowledge of production pattern making
• Knowledge of fabrics, trims and sewing operations associated with standard product types
• A strong understanding of the Product Development and Manufacturing Processes in partnership with offshore manufacturer, domestic importing and/or foreign trading companies
• Flexible, organized, team player
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

SPARC Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce, and are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, status as a covered veteran, status in the Uniformed Services of the United States, citizenship and any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Characteristics”).


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