Technical Designer

Compensation

: $73,626.67 - $152,950.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Manufacturing



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Executes product technical specifications for multiple or complex programs for Kohls Proprietary Brands.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

EXECUTES FIT DEVELOPMENT AND DRIVE CONSISTENCY STANDARDS FOR COMPLEX CATEGORY AND/OR MULTIPLE BRANDS

  • Completes accurate technical packages/specification sheets that adhere to Kohls testing, construction, grading/tolerances and safety specifications

  • Ensures fit consistency by upholding core grade rules and established block fit intent and aesthetics

  • Performs benchmarking, maintains awareness of market trends, competitively shops and makes recommendations

  • Identifies new silhouettes and creates block library standards based on pre-season blocks

  • Partners with Lead Tech Designer to guide new hires on Kohls processes and procedures

EXECUTES FIT SESSIONS FOCUSING ON FIT, STYLING AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Evaluates samples to ensure they meet construction, grading/tolerances and safety standards and recommend solutions to improve product where possible

  • Effectively conduct fit sessions to ensuring cross functional team alignment while delivering accurate and timely fit approvals

  • Provides effective fit corrections, sketches, photos and sample comments that clearly communicates the required modifications for vendors

  • Conducts quality and value analysis of samples to suggest product improvements that deliver customer expectations

  • Independently applies pattern corrections as necessary to achieve desired fit

CONDUCTS VENDOR PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS

  • Articulate technical specifications to vendors via sample comments

  • Partners with vendors to resolve issues

  • Engage with Certified Technical Designers at Vendor/Factory locations to guide better results on product development process

DRIVES CONTINUOUS SUPPORT

  • Develop innovative solutions to recommends efficiencies in process or product related solutions to promote best outcome for Kohls workplace and/or customer

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Minimum of five years experience in technical design, construction, pattern making or design

  • Experience leading fit sessions

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Design, Pattern making or Apparel Manufacturing

PREFERRED

  • Experience using PLM and Adobe-Illustrator or similar on-line specification package and sketching programs


Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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