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Teton Outfitters

Senior Technical Designer

Development · Rigby, Idaho
Department Development
Employment Type Salary Exempt
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Essential Responsibilities

The Senior Technical Designer will be responsible for directly managing all aspects of the development of multiple products across multiple categories, from design hand-off to final pre-production prototype.  This position requires driving and developing products to achieve quality standards. 

Duties

  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Manage one or more product categories from design concept to production garment
  • Build technical packages including Bill of Materials, specs, pattern blocks, construction, etc.
  • Responsible for training and monitoring performance of direct reports
  • Responsible for establishing category standards for fit, construction and quality
  • Directly responsible for running fit sessions on live models then making fit changes via pattern corrections
  • Responsible for establishing pattern blocks for the category and maintaining a pattern library
  • Responsible for daily communication with vendors
  • Accountable for meeting development calendar dates and start of production timelines
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally;  Must be able to effectively problem solve design, costing, quality and delivery issues
  • Domestic and overseas travel as necessary
  • Give product presentations related to fit and construction
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities
  • Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication - Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree from a 4 Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising program
  • Minimum 5 years relative industry experience with Outerwear Product
  • Experience working with Seam Sealed Garments, Gore is a plus
  • Experience working with Insulated garments including Down
  • Advanced patternmaking skills (must have on the job experience, not classes/theory only)
  • Experience fitting on live models, including size sets; Ability to recommend changes in grading
  • Advanced knowledge of garment construction
  • Expertise building Development & Production Tech Packs
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in a PDM/PLM system , Centric is a plus
  • Factory travel is a plus
  • Gerber Accumark/PDS experience is a plus
  • Must have leadership experience including direct reports, is a plus
  • Must have superior written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, engaging manner.

 

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  • Location
    Rigby, Idaho
  • Department
    Development
  • Employment Type
    Salary Exempt
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor