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Swim Technical Manager

The Swim Technical Designer is responsible for creating 1st Proto through Production specs to guide our manufacturing partners as they construct garments. This individual will work hand in hand with the Creative Directors to perfect fit and bring their vision to life. This position will work primarily in Swim but may be required to assist the Senior Technical Designer on other categories based on workload or calendar deadlines.
Core Responsibilities
  • Work with the Designer and Creative Directors to interpret their ideas into designs
  • Create 1st specs and complete tech packs with technical drawings and all necessary construction and BOM call outs
  • Measure all reference garments, fit samples, PPS samples, and TOP samples
  • Identify issues with the measured specs and call these out during the fitting
  • Attend fittings with the Fit Tech, Designer, Fit Model, and Creative Directors
  • Participate in fittings to problem solve and execute revisions
  • Work closely with Design and our manufacturing partners to achieve the desired construction and fit results
  • Establish base size target specs as well as graded specs
  • Problem solve with the Product Development and Production team to answer technical questions and solve problems
  • Ensure size, fit, construction, and quality consistency
  • Maintain the technical fit log and track samples for fittings
  • Maintain an accurate WIP and present the WIP in weekly touch base meetings
  • Prioritize work by delivery to ensure calendar deadlines are met
  • Communicate daily with overseas factories 
Qualifications
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, flexible in changing direction as needed
  • Proficient in MS Office and Adobe applications including Word, Excel, and Illustrator
  • Candidate must be highly organized and able to prioritize with a sense of urgency
  • Candidate must be a team player, willing and able to work cross-functionally with multiple departments
  • Dynamic problem solving and project management skills
  • Analytical self-starter with a proven history of success self-managing complete steps of the technical Design through Production process
  • Must have proven knowledge of garment construction including points of measurement and sewing techniques
  • Must have a thorough understanding of patterns, grade rules, and garment engineering
Education and/or Experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ technical experience working specifically in Swim
  • Minimum 5 years’ technical experience
  • Knowledge of Tukatech, Gerber, Optitex (or alternate computer patternmaking software) is a plus
  • Experience working with Plus Sizes is desirable
  • Able to work and think independently as well as part of a team
  • Full Circle experience is preferred
  • Excellent follow-through and attention to detail
If interested, please send resume and cover letter to careers@showmeyourmumu.com
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