Zumiez
Date Posted: 9/13/2016

Apparel Developer - Technical Design

  • Company: Zumiez
  • Country:United States
  • State:Washington
  • Location: Lynnwood, WA
  • Required Exp: 3 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Zumiez is in search of a Apparel Developer - Technical to join the team at the Home Office in Lynnwood, WA.

Have you ever taken one of those “right brain/left brain” tests where the results said something like “PICK A SIDE!” Well, if you are one of those numbers AND Shapes kind of minds that loves Excel equally as much as Illustrator- then you may be our unicorn!

Position Summary //
Zumiez is seeking an Apparel Developer for the licensing division of our Private Label department to join us in making crazy, amazing product. This position will work in collaboration with our Merchandising, Development and Production teams, while being the main point of contact regarding the execution of licensed product development. Our ideal candidate has a proven background in Technical Design and Apparel design, with a touch of production. We’ll need you to know what it takes to make a great jacket or pair of pants that fit like a glove, why it is constructed that way, and what you can do to make it more cost effective. You live by the TACS & know the product cycle from concept-to-consumer like you know the back of your hand. Lastly, you are a self-starter, have an abnormally high level of attention to detail, organization, and a passion for seeing a project from start to finish.

Zumiez is a fast growing awesome company, with awesome people. This is a new position and we want you to be a leader in helping us grow this division.

Reporting to // Product Development Manager-Private Label

You Know How To ...
• Manage apparel development through each aspect of tech pack, point of measurement, BOM creation, fit & development.
• Measure samples and document all measurements and styling / construction differences based off of tech pack.
• Accurately understand and interpret design concepts for materials sourcing to effectively communicate with foreign vendors.
• Effectively coordinate and lead a fit session with a live model and multiple attendees.
• Identify, improve, correct and relay fit, spec and construction issues through clearly written comments and illustrations to domestic and foreign factories.
• Create final graded specs based off each individual style’s properties
• Review patterns and comment as needed.
• Build & maintain multiple season tracking reports

You’ll need to...
• Maintain new proto sample log in & preparation (checking matrix, pulling and reviewing technical packages)
• Attend milestone design meetings, take notes, and execute a development cycle each season
• Prepare and track timely receipt of samples to our Internet division for e-shop photo-shoots, catalogue shoots, brand reference samples, marketing samples, etc.
• Track and maintain all fit/development samples.
• Review weekly TAC; adhere to and communicate product development time lines.
• Proactively recognize TAC timing issues to prevent delays or oversights.
• Meet established due dates based off multiple department calendars.

Job Requirements

You Have...
• 3-5 years experience in an apparel development environment with a focus of technical design, design, and a general understanding of graphic design.
• College degree or equivalent with course work focusing in merchandising, design, technical design, patternmaking, and/or apparel manufacturing.
• Solid understanding of the production cycle and TAC’s.
• Experience working in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook & Excel for Mac
• Proficiency using Adobe Illustrator CC and experience using Adobe Photoshop
• Proficient understanding of specs, point of measurements, and garment construction.
• Basic understanding of patternmaking required. Ability to create and revise patterns makes you a rock star!
• Understanding of fabric characteristics, and ability to distinguish between different knit and weave types.
• Experience working and communicating with foreign vendors and factories.
• Effective, consistent, and clear communication skills. Enjoys working with a wide range of personalities is a must!
• Ability to take initiative and identify priorities to ensure deadlines is achieved.
• Ability and willingness to work hard in a fast -paced, multi-tasking, team oriented environment.
• Sense of humor and fun. Bonus if you love animals, food, and action sports.

TO APPLY //
Please submit resume and cover letter through Malakye, with an emphasis on your technical apparel development skills.

PLEASE NOTE: This position REQUIRES technical design and apparel development skills, if you don't meet this requirement you will not be considered for the opening.

Perks

People

Kelsey Proctor

Junior Marketing Coordinator
Zumiez

Natalie Anspach

Private Label Senior Apparel Designer
Zumiez

Fernando Freire

Marketing Manager
ZUMIEZ

Chase Burgess

Store Manager
Zumiez

Thomas Cabrera

Assistant Store Manager
Zumiez

Wade Schaul

Assistant Store Manager
Zumiez

TJ HUGHES

Assistant Hardgoods Buyer
Zumiez

Jared Castellazzo

2nd Assistant Manager
Zumiez

Madelynn Wilkerson

1st assistant manager
Zumiez

Darcie Gray

Associate Apparel Designer, Junior’s Private Label
Zumiez

Steve Miller

Marketing Manager
Zumiez

Nathan Kolar

Sales Associate
Zumiez

Jared Bolt

District Manager
Zumiez

Alex Soria

Assistant Manager / Keyholder
Zumiez

Keith Lowinske

Regional Manager
Zumiez

Kyle Jinright

2nd Assistant Manager
Zumiez

Lacey

Senior Store Manager
Zumiez

Adrian Morales

Sales Associate
Zumiez

Trevor Groth

Retail Mananger
Zumiez

kris masci

2nd Assistant manager
Zumiez

Derek Patterson

Sr. Apparel Designer
Zumiez
Date Posted: 9/13/2016

Apparel Developer - Technical Design

  • Company: Zumiez
  • Country:United States
  • State:Washington
  • Location:Lynnwood, WA
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Zumiez is in search of a Apparel Developer - Technical to join the team at the Home Office in Lynnwood, WA.

Have you ever taken one of those “right brain/left brain” tests where the results said something like “PICK A SIDE!” Well, if you are one of those numbers AND Shapes kind of minds that loves Excel equally as much as Illustrator- then you may be our unicorn!

Position Summary //
Zumiez is seeking an Apparel Developer for the licensing division of our Private Label department to join us in making crazy, amazing product. This position will work in collaboration with our Merchandising, Development and Production teams, while being the main point of contact regarding the execution of licensed product development. Our ideal candidate has a proven background in Technical Design and Apparel design, with a touch of production. We’ll need you to know what it takes to make a great jacket or pair of pants that fit like a glove, why it is constructed that way, and what you can do to make it more cost effective. You live by the TACS & know the product cycle from concept-to-consumer like you know the back of your hand. Lastly, you are a self-starter, have an abnormally high level of attention to detail, organization, and a passion for seeing a project from start to finish.

Zumiez is a fast growing awesome company, with awesome people. This is a new position and we want you to be a leader in helping us grow this division.

Reporting to // Product Development Manager-Private Label

You Know How To ...
• Manage apparel development through each aspect of tech pack, point of measurement, BOM creation, fit & development.
• Measure samples and document all measurements and styling / construction differences based off of tech pack.
• Accurately understand and interpret design concepts for materials sourcing to effectively communicate with foreign vendors.
• Effectively coordinate and lead a fit session with a live model and multiple attendees.
• Identify, improve, correct and relay fit, spec and construction issues through clearly written comments and illustrations to domestic and foreign factories.
• Create final graded specs based off each individual style’s properties
• Review patterns and comment as needed.
• Build & maintain multiple season tracking reports

You’ll need to...
• Maintain new proto sample log in & preparation (checking matrix, pulling and reviewing technical packages)
• Attend milestone design meetings, take notes, and execute a development cycle each season
• Prepare and track timely receipt of samples to our Internet division for e-shop photo-shoots, catalogue shoots, brand reference samples, marketing samples, etc.
• Track and maintain all fit/development samples.
• Review weekly TAC; adhere to and communicate product development time lines.
• Proactively recognize TAC timing issues to prevent delays or oversights.
• Meet established due dates based off multiple department calendars.

Job Requirements

You Have...
• 3-5 years experience in an apparel development environment with a focus of technical design, design, and a general understanding of graphic design.
• College degree or equivalent with course work focusing in merchandising, design, technical design, patternmaking, and/or apparel manufacturing.
• Solid understanding of the production cycle and TAC’s.
• Experience working in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook & Excel for Mac
• Proficiency using Adobe Illustrator CC and experience using Adobe Photoshop
• Proficient understanding of specs, point of measurements, and garment construction.
• Basic understanding of patternmaking required. Ability to create and revise patterns makes you a rock star!
• Understanding of fabric characteristics, and ability to distinguish between different knit and weave types.
• Experience working and communicating with foreign vendors and factories.
• Effective, consistent, and clear communication skills. Enjoys working with a wide range of personalities is a must!
• Ability to take initiative and identify priorities to ensure deadlines is achieved.
• Ability and willingness to work hard in a fast -paced, multi-tasking, team oriented environment.
• Sense of humor and fun. Bonus if you love animals, food, and action sports.

TO APPLY //
Please submit resume and cover letter through Malakye, with an emphasis on your technical apparel development skills.

PLEASE NOTE: This position REQUIRES technical design and apparel development skills, if you don't meet this requirement you will not be considered for the opening.

Perks

Date Posted: 9/13/2016

Apparel Developer - Technical Design

  • Company: Zumiez
  • Country:United States
  • State:Washington
  • Location:Lynnwood, WA
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available