Under Armour, Inc. Sr. Technical Designer - Bras in New York, New York
Sr. Technical Designer - Bras
Date: Jun 25, 2022
Location: New York, NY, US, 10001
Company: Under Armour
Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.
The Senior Technical Designer is the team lead to partner with Assistant Technical Designer, Associate Technical Designer, and patternmakers in live fittings. They oversee tech packs from development stage and through production stage. In addition, they will be involved in fitting and communicating the fit comments overseas. This position is focused on fit & development of sports bras.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage sports bra development from design concept to production garment, including pad development
Work with factories and costing teams to optimize garment engineering for fit, performance and cost
Build and reviews technical packages for one or more categories
Identifies opportunities for sketch library and process enhancements
Conducts fit sessions on live models, including size sets
Able to identify fit issues, perform fit adjustments and communicate changes to improve fit and function
Directly responsible for creating 2D/3D pattern blocks with advanced understanding of grade rules and size scale manipulation to achieve best fit/visual across a size range
Leads seasonal fit alignment meetings across category to ensure products meet standards for grade rules, fit consistency, construction and quality
Analyzes artwork to identify risk, establish artwork standards and troubleshoot quality issues
Owns cross functional meeting communication for the development team. Must be able to effectively problem solve design, costing, quality and delivery issues
Independently communicates with vendors to problem solve all issues related to garment engineering
Manages workload for one or more category. Collaborates with cross functional team to meet calendar deliverables
Ability to dynamically deliver product presentations related to fit and construction
Domestic and overseas travel as necessary
Other duties may be assigned
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
Experience commercializing new pad/mold developments
Expertise building Development & Production Tech Packs
Must have experience managing a product category
Must have superior written and verbal communication skills; must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, and engaging manner
Education And / Or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year Fashion Design program
Minimum of 5 years in technical design or product development experience; with minimum of 4 years specific to bras
Factory experience preferred
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, a PLM system, Excel and Gerber or Optitex PDS
Advanced 2D patternmaking skills; must have on the job experience (classes and/or theory does not qualify)
3D pattern experience preferred
Advanced experience fitting on live models and virtual models including size sets
Advanced knowledge of garment construction
At Under Armour, 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, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour 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.
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