Senior Technical Designer

Beaverton, Oregon


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Job Id: 59507

This Role is a Hybrid Model.
Senior Technical Designer

Our client is looking for a Senior Technical Designer to join their Women’s Apparel team in Beaverton, Oregon. In this role, you will utilize your advanced technical knowledge related to product fit, patternmaking and construction to provide their customers with exceptional performance apparel that exceeds their expectations of fit.

This role will be key in setting the foundation of fit consistency at the company. A key part of this role is understanding garment fit at scale and leading fit consistency discussions to achieve alignment across functions. You will work on the full-size range to ensure company garments fit everybody – this includes in-line sizing, Plus and Maternity. You will lead and influence the teams with recommendations that serve their consumers and communicate issues or offer solutions in a fast-paced environment. You will leverage both 2D and 3D tools in the block creation process.

Their ideal candidate is an experienced professional who shows high capacity for and resistance to stress while making thoughtful decisions. They are an active listener, able to communicate effectively in varied settings and able to influence the team when needed, while demonstrating credibility and reliability. If you are organized and strategic with experience effectively managing competing priorities to deliver the best results, then this is the role for you. We are looking for someone who is optimistic, self-aware, embraces change, holds their decisions and actions accountable, will actively seek feedback to grow and develop, values and respects the opinions of their teammates and embraces the diversity of people, ideas and cultures.

Senior Technical Designer Responsibilities
As a Senior Technical Designer on this team, you will be the fit expert that will partner across other functions to deliver consistent fit blocks. You will build new patterns, alter or modify existing block patterns as needed, create and update Tech Packs for their PCC (Product Creation Center) and factory partners including measurements, construction sketches, pattern correction images and proto comments. You will work with consumer insights to ensure their fit blocks meet and exceed consumer expectations. You will lead fit sessions, track and request prototypes for your blocks, manage and meet your calendar target dates, attend meetings that relate to your product and communicate progress and challenges to your team as needed.

Who You Will Work With
You will collaborate with Technical Design/Development teams, Product Design, Product Management, Innovation, Digital Product Creation (DPC), Apparel Standards, Apparel Wear Testing (AWT), Product Creation Centers (PCC), factories, material and trim partners in order to tailor the product to the specific consumer needs. This role will report to the Technical Design Director.

Senior Technical Designer Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design, Pattern Making, Textile Science or related field OR additional experience in lieu of a degree
5+ years’ pattern making and apparel development experience.
Knowledge of the apparel development process from inception through production, including but not limited to pattern making, grading, construction, costing, manufacturing, materials and machinery
Ability to write product specs and advanced construction instructions along with interpreting design intent and offering alternative solutions
Ability to act as a technical resource, mentor others and lead initiatives through high energy and positive influence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to excel in a deadline driven environment.
Strong problem solving and decision making skills with attention to detail and process orientation.
Proficiency with MS Office programs and confident using Adobe Illustrator and CAD Pattern Design software. Experience with Optitex/Browzwear preferred.
Ability to travel 10% (domestic and international)

Compensation: Up to $52.82/hr. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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