Technical Designer

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

From the farm to the factory to our closets, we all have an opportunity to create positive change through clothing as we work to fundamentally change the way clothing is made.
Do you want to join a team committed to creating positive change in the world through the C4PC movement?
Consider prAna, where you can transcend the current trends and demand more from your wardrobe and your employer; where you can help an enthusiastic and loyal audience celebrate the outdoors and their own unique style; and where you can help lessen our impact on the planet and its people every day.

The Technical Designer is responsible for executing the fit intentions of apparel categories that may include knit/woven fabrications of various categories for prAnas mens and womens divisions. Position will help maintain key deadlines for their categories to achieve a product delivered on-time with the best quality. This role will work in various categories to position for growth and a well-rounded knowledge base, while owning graphic and knit styles.

Execution and ownership of the intended fit and ensure fit consistency across all assigned styles Partner with Product Creation Team to achieve brand relevant, customer focus, high quality products
Collaborate with cross-functional teams on product and fit adjustments, corrections and final grading
Maintain accurate WIP chart on all style statuses from proto stage through to production approval

Degree in Patternmaking, Fashion Design or Product Development recommended
2-4 years of experience in technical design, patternmaking, product development, design or production
Experience working with overseas factories a plus
Experience with Womens/Men's category lifestyle, active in Woven or Knitwear (Top/ Bottom/ Dress/ Skirt/ Sweater)
Basic pattern making skills, ability to modify patterns to achieve the fit intention
Strong technical knowledge of sewing, construction, and stitching machinery as it relates to product
PLM, Adobe Illustrator, Full Circle and Browzwear experience a plus


We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. You see were more than makers, were doersyogis, climbers, and world travelersand we use our knowledge to make adventurous, free-spirited clothes that look good and play hard.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.