Posted on 2021-10-13
UA Global Sourcing Limited

Sr. Technical Designer

UA Global Sourcing Limited

The Senior Technical Designer is the team lead to partner with Assistant Technical Designer, Associate Technical Designer, and patternmakers in live fittings. They own and oversee tech packs from development stage and through production stage for Global and Asia Fit.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage one or more product categories from design concept to production garment
  • Work with factories and costing teams to optimize garment engineering for fit, performance and cost
  • Build and reviews technical packages for one or more categories  
  • Identifies opportunities for sketch library and process enhancements
  • Conducts fit sessions on live models, including size sets 
  • Able to identify fit issues, perform fit adjustments and communicate changes to improve fit and function 
  • Directly responsible for creating 2D/3D pattern blocks with advanced understanding of grade rules and size scale manipulation to achieve best fit/visual across a size range
  • Leads seasonal fit alignment meetings across category to ensure products meet standards for grade rules, fit consistency, construction and quality
  • Analyzes artwork to identify risk, establish artwork standards and troubleshoot quality issues 
  • Owns cross functional meeting communication for the development team. Must be able to effectively problem solve design, costing, quality and delivery issues
  • Independently communicates with vendors to problem solve all issues related to garment engineering
  • Manages workload for one or more category. Collaborates with cross functional team to meet calendar deliverables
  • Domestic and overseas travel as necessary
  • Other duties may be assigned

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year Fashion Design program
  • Minimum of 6 years in technical design or product development experience and factory experience preferred
  • Experienced in leading and/or managing a team of junior teammates
  • Expertise building Development & Production Tech Packs
  • Experience managing a product category  
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, a PLM system, Excel and Gerber or Optitex PDS 
  • Advanced 2D patternmaking skills; must have on the job experience (classes and/or theory does not qualify) with 3D pattern experience preferred
  • Advanced experience fitting on live models and virtual models including size sets and garment construction
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, and engaging manner
More job information
Job Function
  • 4 years - 6 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree
  • 5-day week
  • 13-month pay
  • Compassionate leave
  • Competitive pay
  • Dental plan
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Flexible working hours
  • Insurance plan
  • Medical plan
  • Special / extra leave
  • Work from home
  • Year-end bonus
  • … + 7 more