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.
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
In supporting both the DC Shoes and Quiksilver brands, this person will be responsible for managing the entire life cycle of the garment from tech pack handoff through fittings. The TD is responsible to ensure product maintains design intent while meeting all company margin targets, quality standards and on time deliverables. The person will run the fittings, make pattern/spec adjustments, and communicate directly with the sourcing hub/factories to ensure the best product is delivered. This person will partner with design, merchandising, and development teams. This position will report to the Merchandise Manager for apparel/lifestyle categories.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities are able to perform the essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Daily communication with sourcing hub/ vendors to ensure all samples are accurate and received on time
Partner closely with design to engineer product to meet margin targets
Manage to calendar to ensure fully commercialized product prior to PO’s
Partner closely with production team on all production deliverables
Work closely with design to translate the design sketch into a spec sheet. Prepare, maintain, and update spec sheets
Provide call-outs and critiques during the fittings to verify that all issues are identified
Fit garment on model and identify and make any necessary adjustments to pattern and/or specs to improve fit
Must have 5-7 years of experience Technical Designer, Product Development background a plus
Must have experience across technical product categories such as technical outerwear in the Young Men’s Women’s and Youth business including apparel wovens and knits.
Must have prior experience working with overseas suppliers
Must have prior experience working in a wholesale business model
Must have extensive experience in product construction/fabric construction/wash and print techniques/component level cost management
Must have experience leading fittings and making adjustments with spec sheets
Must be deadline driven and detail oriented
Must be able to multi-task and work in fast paced environment
Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude
Must have excellent communication and follow through skills
Must be PC & MAC computer literate in Applications – Adobe Illustrator, Word, Excel, PLM, Gerber or Lectra knowledge
Must work well in a team environment
Must possess a keen eye to identify fit issues and recommend solutions
Must have a strong understanding of garment construction and fabric types