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prAna Technical Designer - Men's

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Apparel Manufacturing
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1000063R Requisition #
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The successful Technical Designer - Men's collaborates with the Product Developer to execute the fit intentions in our Menswear Division in Woven and Knit categories (shirts/ tees/polos/pants/shorts/jackets/hoodies/ sweaters/active wear). This position will track and maintain key deadlines for their categories to achieve on-time and highest quality deliverables for the department.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Execute the intended prAna fit and ensure fit consistency across all assigned categories 
  • Conduct weekly fitting sessions, take notes and execute designer intended fit
  • Evaluate samples for construction, workmanship and grading
  • Work on pattern correction or draping to create initial prototype sample
  • Communicate fit comment to factory within 48 to 72 hours after fit session
  • Review and comprehend technical sketches in hand off meeting  with Design team
  • Create POM ( point of measurement ) initial measurement chart after Design hand off
  • Collaborate with Designer/Developer and Senior Technical Designer across functional teams on products
  • Review size run requested for fit accuracy, grading relevance and product performance feedback
  • Partner with Designer and Product Developer team to achieve customer focused, high quality products for each season
  • Perform additional day to day tasks as directed by Senior Technical Designer, or Senior Technical Manager

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years of experience in the apparel industry in Tech Design
  • Must have knowledge of patternmaking and grading
  • Experience in Men’s Woven and Knit category or Activewear
  • Garment construction
  • Knowledge of fabrics & trims
  • Must have fit experience on live fit model
  • Able to lead fittings, evaluate fit, and make pattern corrections
  • Experience in working direct with overseas factories 
  • Clear communication of fit comment and fit correction sent to factories
  • Handling Activewear is a plus
 
Technical Skills and Experience:
  • Patternmaker
  • Fitting
  • Expertise in Men’s Woven and Knit categories (shirts/ tees/polos/pants/shorts /jackets/hoodies/sweaters/active wear)
  • Knowledge of garment construction
  • Grading ability to understand grade rules  
  • Strong knowledge of men’s lifestyle and active products  is a plus
  • Knowledge of fabric property, trims details
  • Proficient computer skills: Adobe Illustrator, Full Circle , PLM ,Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
 
 Travel / Schedule Requirements:
  • Must be able to travel internationally at least twice per year to Asia

 

Employee must be able to perform essential functions of position with or without reasonable accommodations.


**Please note: All candidates will be subject to a post-offer background check which may include, depending on position requirements, criminal history, credit history, driving record, employment verification, education and reference check.

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