Senior Technical Designer

Victoria's Secret

Responsibilities:

  • Own RT fit approval and completion of technical specification packages with broader scope and/or complexity of product (including pad development /approval)
  • Supervise and develop levels 1 & 2.
  • Partner with Cross Functional Teams to align on product performance standards as it pertains to brand integrity.
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of product development process from concept through production, including pattern making, construction, costing, manufacturing & raw materials.
  • Identify & proactively engage in competitive market analysis.
  • Lead & participate in Design, Technical & CF meetings, calling out risk as appropriate.
  • Present technical data & initiatives to CF team & senior leaders.
  • Track & manage workflow & ensure seasonal calendar deadlines are met.
  • Model selection and calibration.
  • Oversee and assist approval of direct report’s Tech Packs.
  • Clear understanding of garment testing requirements by product type and capable of approving/rejecting to the business standards.
  • Participate in risk assessment meetings, elevating risk of specific styles in relation to fit, comfort and performance, costing, manufacturing feasibility, overall quality and delivery.
  • Elevate any issues to supervisor/manager.
  • Collaborate with Design, TD partners, cross-functional teams and vendors to provide solutions to overcome risk.
  • Participate in Quality Issue meetings, compiling data for review with Manager and cross functional team.
  • Prepare VT/RT and TOP samples where applicable, for review against production standard.
  • Measure and fit production samples to determine any deviation from approved standard.
  • Communicate key differences between approved standard and production samples, with measurements, digitals on body/mannequin and physical/wash test results.
  • Collaborate with QA team and vendors to determine key reasons for failure and action plan to amend or accept current and flow production.

Requirements:

  • A technical education in garment fit and construction to degree level or equivalent work experience.
  • Practical experience of pattern-making and garment construction for bulk production.
  • Five years of technical experience, gained while working within either the clothing industry, or in a retail environment.
  • An understanding and preferably 5+ years experience using computer specification package (PDM)

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