Senior Swim Technical Designer

Irvine California
Required Experience: 7 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
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.

Senior Swim Technical Designer

Responsibilities:
• Initial first swim proto style set up with specs to vendor through to final PP2 approval.
• Responsible for owning the lifecycle per style (fit/construction) from start to finish
• Creating specs for all styles in PLM based off designs sketches or samples
• Prepares and leads all fittings for Women’s and Kids swim categories
• 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. Manage all swim blocks to ensure brand consistency and quality
• Responsible for managing and hitting all deadlines along with communication any issues
• Works to improve fit and quality through review of customers 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
• Organized with time management and attention to detail
• Full understanding of the swim 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 department in addition to managing their own workload
• Us a leader and helps mentor and guide other technical designers on the team
• Able to handle one of our biggest volume driven categories
Job Requirements
Requirements:
• Minimum of 7-10+ years’ experience in swim technical design
• 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 is preferred)
• Knowledge of Lectra PLM is a plus

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.