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Sr. Designer

Location: Midwest

Category: athletic and base layer

Work for a company who cares about their employees, customers and the quality of their product. The right candidate will collaborate with team members to drive design ideas and infuse function and innovation into designs.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Design

  • Trend and market research

  • Fabric, trim and color development

  • Technical sketching, construction call outs; relaying to TD’s and PM’s

  • Leadership

  • Business Analytics- aid in cost effective designs and ensure competitive assortments, as it relates to design, and pricing

  • Timeline management (managed design work flow to ensure milestone dates are met)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Apparel Design

  • 7 to 10+ years of professional experience in Apparel Design

  • A comprehensive designer skill set which includes excellent illustration and CAD skills, fashion and color design aesthetic, and ability to design highly creative concepts

  • Strong aesthetic; base layer, activewear

  • Prior knits experience preferred

  • Excellent understanding of garment construction, fit, finishes and industry resources

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Ability to travel to international and domestic markets

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross-functionally and to influence ideas internally. Experience with Product Development Process; understanding how to take a design from concept through commercialization

  • Strong leadership skills, and ability to partner with management cross-functionally

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative team environment; flexible and adaptable to change

Candidates will need to have an online portfolio. Additionally, before the start of the interview process they would need to be comfortable completing a project.

To Apply:

Send your resume to sue@mpresource.com. Please include the job code SD-MPR0119 in the subject line and make sure your resume or cover letter include a link to your portfolio.

 

Assistant Technical Designer

Location: Midwest

Category: Missy/Plus Apparel

Our client has a rich history, great tenure and continues to grow! Work in a fun, face paced, and family oriented work environment. Enjoy summer hours and work life balance.

Summary:

They are looking for a team oriented technical designer who has solid technical design, fit (on models) and construction experience.  This person will help improve garment construction standards and effectively work with overseas manufacturers who own the pattern.

Experience working with overseas vendors, the plus size category and extensive fit responsibility (as in a lot of fitting in a short amount of time) on live models required to expedite approved fit.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the technical design process from initial development to final fit against defined specs. Work closely with production/quality team as needed to troubleshoot production issues.

  • Create and maintain garment construction standards; establish grading

  • Develop and communicate all necessary specs and relay to vendors to secure fit ready samples.

  • Work with vendor patternmakers to correct patterns and improve fit

  • Develop library of specs to be used for future product development for each product category & fabric style.

  • Attend development hand-off meetings and own all technical design responsibilities for assigned products.

  • Identify problem items early in the spec development phase so that corrective action can be taken prior to problems occurring.

  • Works closely with specification assistant to ensure all standards are input into the system.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design or Manufacturing

  • 1-2+ years of apparel technical design, product and pattern development experience in missy/plus apparel

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Windows applications

  • Strong Adobe Illustrator skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong organization skills

  • Able to work independently with limited supervision

TO APPLY:

Send your resume with salary requirements to Sue at Midwest Personnel Resource, LLC

      e mail: sue@mpresource.com

     phone: 262.681.3727

Please include Job Code ATD-MPR0318 in the subject line of all emails.