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Technical Designer Softgoods

Company: Academy Sports & Outdoors
Location: Friendswood
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


Technical Designer Softgoods

Education:

  • Associate degree in Fashion or relevant field of study, or equivalent years of related work experience required.
  • Bachelor s degree in relevant field of study preferred.
    Work Experiences:
    • 2 years of related work experience or internship experience preferred
    • Experience with measuring garments, the fit evaluation process, implementation of garment corrections and garment construction
      Skills:
      • Ability to analyze, articulate and solve complex problems and concepts to make effective business decisions.
      • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internally and externally.
      • General fabric and garment construction knowledge, especially garment construction and manufacturing methods such as Pattern Grading and general Grade Rules preferred.
      • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, problem solving, and creative thinking skills.
      • Ability to remain organized, pay strict attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines within a high volume, fast-paced environment.
      • Self-motivated with the ability to meet and exceed position requirements under minimal direction and supervision, independently and within a team setting.
      • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop; experience with Optitex 2D/3D, Flex PLM, or comparable software.
        Responsibilities:
        • Execute fit approval process including tracking and following up on outstanding submittals of Fit, Size Run, Pre Production and
        • Production garments. Work cohesively with Vendors and Product Development to Fit on models and forms, measure garments, and approve to create the product to deliver and sell in the stores. The successful fit approval process ensures customers are satisfied with the garment s fit and happy with their purchase.
        • Included in this process is partnering closely with Sourcing/Production and Quality Assurance.
        • Measure and review fit samples against tech packages to ensure all specifications and construction details are met to original plan.
        • Provide independent direction to factories by using photographs and flat pattern revisions to illustrate necessary corrections.
        • Accurately record measurements and conduct vendor collaboration through PLM system to communicate with vendor details regarding the products.
        • Support Academy initiative to streamline and improve fit and sampling process by utilizing 2-D & 3-D automation in Optitex. Optitex helps to visualize the end product, so what is sold in the stores is the best garmet.
        • Maintain customer perspective as a driving force behind decisions on fit and product specifications regarding Academy s private label brand.
        • Evaluate competition to compare fit, products, pricing and design and make recommendations to corrections to Product Development and vendors using 2-D and 3-D software.
        • Develop recommendations for consistent P.O.M.s and grade rules in Optitex 2D/3D and evaluate graded specifications and nested patterns, recommending corrections as needed by style.
        • Lead and maintain fit model application and selection process, and manages the Model Go-See meetings, interviews, live model or fit form sessions
        • Create and manage library of 2-D patterns, avatars, blocks and templates of key silhouettes and measurements.
        • Stay abreast of industry developments in fit, construction, new fabrics, and techniques.
        • Required to learn and follow company policies, procedures and safety rules.
        • Duties may change; Technical Designer may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
          Physical Requirements & Attendance:
          • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
          • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
          • Up to 15% domestic and international travel, overnight stays as needed
          • Ability to work flexible hours such as evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary
            Full time

            Equal Employment Opportunity

            Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.

Keywords: Academy Sports & Outdoors, Houston , Technical Designer Softgoods, IT / Software / Systems , Friendswood, Texas

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