Technical Designer

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
“ Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including:  Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
COMPANY OVERVIEW:                                                              
Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
  SUMMARY:   The  Technical Designer is primarily responsible for ensuring quality fit, desired appearance, and company quality standards are met and maintained, including managing all aspects of technical garment specification development and technical fit comments. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish departmental goals.       RESPONSIBILITIES:: Effectively own assigned product categories by creating accurate Measurements & Patterns
Maintain a product Block library for core fits in PLM and ensure product areas are maintained with cross-functional team; gather information and update all reports as necessary
Evaluate garment to determine compliance of specs, construction and fit intent, ensure size and fit consistency across product categories
Coordinate and lead fit sessions with Design & Developers, while providing input necessary to improve overall construction & fit of the garment
Identify potential production, quality and costing issues while making recommendations to ensure brand integrity
Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction to vendors via pattern, sketches and/or digital images
Review standard grading prior to Bulk Release & collaborate with manager to create new grade as required to achieve Design intent and market standards
Problem solving and decision making: ability to analyze, trouble shoot and problem solve fit and production issues
Maintain accurate track/log of styles by season as per calendar
    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION::  5+ years’ experience in Technical-Design, patternmaking in apparel and knowledge of garment construction
Strong organization, written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in  PLM and Excel 
Ability to solve and assist factories with corrective actions for production problems
Experience with a variety of product categories
Relationship Management: ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all cross functional partners
Collaborative Team player with sense of urgency a must