TSAM LLC Freelance Sr. Technical Designer in New York, New York
MGF Sourcing is seeking a Freelance Sr. Technical Designer in the Brand Management Department. This position is responsible for the ownership of the overall fit technical operations, including determining appropriate fit of garments, ensuring garment quality, and executing end production through collaborating with the appropriate partners. The Sr. Technical Designer will support the Director of Technical Design in these efforts as well as make recommendations and problem solve technical pattern corrections and sewing issues in a production setting. RESPONSIBILITIESMaintain brand integrity & aesthetics by following customer guidelines. Own and drive communication with brand cross functional team, including leaders in merchandising, buying, sourcing and design.Own and manage executing the fit process timelines to ensure we are achieving required deadlines.Report work flow and management of the process to leadership on brand and MGF side.Maintain daily communication with vendors/factories regarding fit, specs, grading issues and construction, with regional overseas offices and NY client.Fit garments on live models and standardized fit form to ensure adherence to customer fitMeasure, evaluate and prep all samples for weekly fittings.Data entry in WebPDM to execute TPs from initial stages of proto/development to Production approval. Make appropriate style and fit recommendations in regards to specs, construction, and overall garment quality and execution while collaborating with peers.Providing guidance on execution techniques.Actively participate in fit meetings ensuring accurate documentation of fit callouts.Evaluate patterns and ensure factories are utilizing the block library.Track all sample charts and fit technical work flow.Organize daily workload of assigned styles to meet all deadline dates per specified calendar.Ensure alignment of weekly fit times, workload schedules and fit models.QUALIFICATIONSAssociates/Bachelors Degree in Patternmaking or Technical Design10+ years experience in technical designStrong patternmaking experience or knowledgeExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent time-management and organizational abilityProficient with Microsoft Office SuiteStrong skills in Photoshop, PowerPoint, Webpdm, Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Outlook, CAD (patternmaking)Ability to provide direction and feedbackAbility to take direction form leaders and implement changes and process adjustmentsDemonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skillsAdditional skills desired but not requiredExperience working with regional partners Knowledge and understanding of the supply/vendor base and manufacturing environmentUnderstanding of retail business operationsUnderstating of creation of product within relevant price guidelines/ requirementsDuration of employment is a minimum of 3 months.This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not an exhaustive inventory of all areas of responsibility and expectations required of employee assigned to this job.MGF Sourcing is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veterans status.