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Technical Designer (Apparel)

We are looking for a full-time in-house Technical Designer to be the conduit and partner between Design, Pre-Production, and Sourcing. This person will be the driving force behind developing the awesome products to fuel our fast-growing business. You will be able to make our apparel irresistible to our customers while also conveying the fun, light-hearted, positive, weekend-centric ethos and aesthetic we've been working on since 2011.

The most important characteristic in this role is an eagerness to excel in our fast-paced, ever-changing environment. We're committed to providing regular newness, which means you would be responsible for developing all product categories across both men’s and women’s.

 

You will:

Fit block development

  • Collaborate with Head of Design to create and perfect fit blocks
  • Work with Pattern Maker to create and perfect patterns, including maintaining pattern library in Chubbies’ system
  • Create Tech Packs that accurately capture all aspects of each fit block, including: detailed technical sketches, construction details, label placement instructions, measurement charts, Points of Measurement guidelines, etc.
  • Maintain Tech Packs in PLM system: ensure everything is up to date and available to Design and Production teams
  • Actively participate in weekly fittings to ensure fit development is progressing per the Product Development calendar milestones
  • Develop and track metrics to measure accuracy and efficiency of fit development

Fit Sample Management

  • Own fit samples through all stages of prototyping, including maintaining and keeping current the prototype sample library (approved green tag samples) at Chubbies HQ
  • Ensure all fit samples are measured, reviewed and properly labeled and tracked
  • Collaborate with Sample Manager and Sample Room(s) to ensure fit samples are accurate, reflect Design intent and are approved for weekly fittings

Technical Design Vendor/Production Communication

  • Participate in hand-off of Tech Pack and construction details to Production Managers (International and Domestic production)
  • Own communication about Technical construction detail and fit intent with overseas vendors. This includes detailed direct communication, that is clear and concise, with vendors’ technical teams to ensure fits are accurately executed across the global supply chain
  • Collaborate with overseas and domestic Production teams to ensure vendors are executing fit and construction technique correctly. This may include international travel to work with vendor’s technical design departments
  • Measure and comment on all Pre-Production samples from overseas vendors. Manage inventory of Pre-Production samples to ensure records are accurately kept
  • Assist Production team with vendor on-boarding for Technical Design: develop and maintain Measuring Guides and approved Construction Guides for key product categories

Other duties (as needed)

  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Marketing teams to ensure fit information is accurately described to Chubbies’ customers
  • Occasional other duties (including project based work) as directed by Sr. Manager of Pre-Production and Director of Sourcing and Production
  • Ensure detailed working knowledge of PLM system, including direct communication with PLM supplier to continually improve execution of Tech Packs
  • Responsibility for engagement with Gerber Accumark representative to ensure Chubbies has appropriate access and usage of Accumark system

 

We Have:

  • Fun product that has tons of personality, making it exciting to work on and design into, creating endless opportunities for unique and new ideas and opportunities.
  • A desire to be different from everything else that's out there, so you'll get the opportunity to pave new paths every day.
  • A great team who is fully bought into the idea of building the world's best weekend brand for all people.
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