Technical Design Manager – American Fashion Brand

New York City
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Technical Design Manager – (NYC) 

Our client is looking for a Technical Design Manager for an apparel line. The company is an American luxury fashion brand that is recognized globally for their apparel and accessories lines. The ideal candidate is someone who can contribute in the technical design process from concept through development. This person will be responsible for analyzing and evaluating all garments to ensure correct specifications and brand aesthetic.


  • Create and update specification tech packs, including detailed technical sketches, graded measurements and construction details
  • Manage all aspects of fittings, technical issues and product evaluations.
  • Manage the adherence to product time/action calendars.
  • Communicate deviations from calendar, facilitates resolutions and resolves issues.
  • Participate in research and development of quality standards for the Technical design department.
  • Confirm label and marketing placement instructions for conformance to standards.
  • Establish strong relationships with cross functional and global partners.
  • Ability to influence and navigate thru difficult situations with little or no     supervision.
  • Ability to work out of the box, multitask and juggle ad hoc projects and processes for quick accurate turnaround.
  • Ability to work closely with design and interpret design intent.
  • Establish strong relationships with cross functional and global partners.
  • Responsible point person for an entire department or product category.
  • Natural problem solver and highly solution oriented.


  • 8-10 years’ experience in technical design required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion, or equivalent industry experience preferred
  • Strong pattern making and draping skills
  • Proficiency in Web PDM, PLM, Illustrator and Outlook, pattern making, sewing, garment construction and engineering.
  • Understanding of manufacturing and product development process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Organized, accurate and articulate
  • Strong leadership and management skills.

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