Company: Hanes Brands
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: October 6, 2021
Position requires the expertise to interpret creative design
concepts in to the development of new apparel prototypes that can
be manufactured in mass production through accurate product
specification completion. Technical fit is a primary focus, along
with appropriate construction direction to ensure brand integrity
and consistency. As a member of the Global Standards Team, this
position will be instrumental in establishing and standardizing all
processes, guidelines and expectations around technical design on a
global basis. Position completes product specifications to support
both the development and production phases of the prototype
lifecycle for both the internal supply chain as well as the
external supply chain (direct vendor relationships and/or agent
relationships). This position will give strategic direction to
global partners on how to resolve daily obstacles related to the
technical design function (field questions and resolve issues
related to the successful execution of both green seal (base size
fit approval) and red seal (full grade fit approval) related
Initiate development specs for each prototype with defined
sketches, block reference, grade rules, construction and
measurement details to create accurate prototype and generate
OWNS FIT. Leads fit session to document technical adjustments
to reflect creative design’s comments around aesthetic approval and
to improve the garment as it relates to adherence to specification,
construction, the overall appearance and fit enhancements.
Provides construction options to creative design in order to reduce
Supports the fit by one strategy and tracks vendor performance
against this metric.
Collaboration with the Global Standards Block development team to
maximize correct interpretation and accurate use of blocks by
silhouette by gender.
Creates final full garment spec to reflect all fit, construction
and performance details that can be manufactured in mass
Adherence to the product design and development calendars of
multiple businesses that run parallel to each other.
Cross functional and international communication with accurate
reporting and tracking, as well as providing direction to solve
Evaluate and provide feedback to achieve the technical fit
appropriate for the product category, size, and gender
Conduct fit evaluation reviews with creative design and/or
technical partners as required using live fit models, fit forms, or
Achieve base size fit approval (green seal) as well as full grade
fit approval (red seal).
Interpret creative design direction through illustration with a
technically correct and accurate sketch to include specific
prototype feature details, stitching, placement, etc.
Communicate details to achieve the desired prototype sample
balancing written verbiage with illustrations and
Provide garment measurements for both base size and graded sizes
appropriate to the prototype styling and size/gender category to
achieve the desired aesthetic and technical outcome for sample
development as well as to support manufacturing.
Provide construction details to achieve the desired aesthetic and
technical performance outcome for sample development as well as to
Provide bill of materials details and usage requirements (fabrics,
trims, accessories, attribution) to achieve the desired outcome for
sample development as well as to support manufacturing.
Responsible for the following components of the manufacturing
specification: sketch, bill of materials and usage, graded
measurements, construction details.
Development Process – technical design will execute the development
process and associated requirements for the respective PD&D
calendar to ensure the work is completed in a timely manner to
support overall on-time calendar execution.
Track and communicate expectations on prototype sample timing
requirements to meet the deadlines established in the respective
Provide input to improve the PD&D process to support optimum
Minimum Education required: BS/BA degree in an apparel and/or
textile related field,
preferably in fashion design.
Experience required 3 - 4 years in a technical design role with
experience in multiple product categories across multiple size and
Proficiency in garment specifications, how to measure garments and
Working knowledge in pattern making, understanding of fit/balance
of garments, leading fit sessions, grading and garment
Ability to evaluate and select fit models based on body type as
defined by brand
Work with live models and fit forms to make adjustments on balance,
fit and construction.
Knowledge of fabrics and trims and their performance in garment
Ability to handle multiple projects at one time while maintaining
adherence to calendar.
Clear, concise and standardized communication in both written and
Establish priorities and determine action plan to manage
Problem solving skills
PC Skills - Trained in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) and Outlook,
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Proficiency in Web PDM preferred
Working understanding of PLM system and workflow
Ability to travel internationally, as well as within the US (30%
Good leadership and strong initiative and attention to
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the
United States and should not require now, or in the future,
sponsorship for employment visa status.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process should contact us directly:
Keywords: Hanes Brands, Greensboro , Technical Designer, Other , Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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