Garment Developer / Technical Designer

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 14 hours ago

JOB DESCRIPTION
You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

We're looking for a Garment Developer to join our Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ team. You will focus on Women's and Junior's denim and non-denim bottoms and report to our Product Development Manager. You'll be based in our San Francisco headquarters at Levi's Plaza.

About the Job
⏵ Ensure that our design concepts, including the technical requirements, are delivered from the sketch/prototype stage through the manufacture-ready package stage within established deadlines

⏵ Create technical specification packages and develop patterns/blocks for proto development

⏵ Stay informed about contractor-related technical/equipment capabilities

⏵ Attend fittings and evaluate, document and communicate all proto/sales/production comments to the production locations

⏵ Facilitate collaboration between Design and Product Management teams for quality product execution

About You
⏵ Bachelor’s degree (7+ years combined college education, pattern-making training and work experience may be substituted for a degree)

⏵ Minimum 5 years experience focusing on the execution of design concepts, denim experience preferred

⏵ Experience with manual and digital pattern-making and grading drawing, flat sketching or Illustrator

⏵ Proficiency with Word, Excel, CAD, PLM and Gerber

⏵ Experience in the apparel industry focused on women’s and junior’s bottoms fit development

⏵ Experience interpreting designers’ fit direction with the ability to translate and direct corrections to contractor pattern work

⏵ Expertise staging models, preparing fit meetings, conducting fit sessions and updating all patterns and specification documentation in required systems.

⏵ Ability to forge strong partnerships with overseas technical teams as a means to drive clarity on all pattern work and fit requirements. Troubleshoot fit issues and bring to resolution.

⏵ Strong understanding of product development calendars and sense of urgency to meeting all required deadlines

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

⏵ 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

⏵ Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

⏵ Product discount of 40% off regular-price merchandise

Our policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital or family status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of any protected classes.
LOCATION1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA, 94111FULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time