Junior’s Sportswear Technical Designer

Irvine California
Required Experience: 5 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 4 hours ago

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O’Neill, Spiritual Gangster, and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.

Join our team and enjoy a casual work environment, onsite gym, discount on clothes, summer hours and employer provided lunches and fruit! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.

Essential Job Functions

• Initial first proto style set up with specs to vendor through to final pp2 approval
• Responsible for owning the life cycle per style (fit/construction) from start to finish
• Creating specs for all styles in PLM based off of designer’s sketches or samples
• Prepares and leads all fittings
• Resolves and communicates fit and construction issues internally with all teams, and externally with vendors within production timelines and in a professional manner
• Establishes and maintains fit and construction standards and blocks to ensure brand consistent and quality
• Responsible for managing and hitting all deadlines along with communicating if any issues with deadlines works to improve fit and quality through review of customer comments, sales, feedback, and understanding competition
• Understands how to read and correct patterns either through Tukatech (or similar software) and/ or via other methods- taking photos, drawing on patterns etc.
• Possesses understanding of how grading works mathematically and what doesn’t work
• Organize with time management and attention to detail
• Full understanding of their specific category, historical issues, understanding of fabrications and strong communication internally and externally with vendors
• Is a team player able to work closely with other team members to help manage overall workload for the dept in addition to managing their own workload
• Has an understanding of knits and woven construction

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.
• Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
• Must be able to work proficiently in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Knowledge of computer patternmaking is a plus (Tukatech preferred)
• Knowledge of Lectra PLM is a plus
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience preferably in Juniors or Womens sportswear