CATEGORY: Product Development

JOB TITLE: Technical Design Assistant

Garnet Hill, a growing high-end multi-channel marketer specializing in original designs in clothing and home décor is seeking a Technical Design Assistant to join our team.

JOB SUMMARY: Support the Technical Designers in the development of the Garnet Hill product by assisting with administrative and technical design responsibilities to ensure that product specifications, fit and construction meet Garnet Hill quality standards.

  • Work closely with the Technical Designers and Merchandising in order to translate product concepts into technical drawings
  • Assist in producing thorough and accurate technical drawings, proto sheets, construction instructions, packaging and labeling specifications
  • May be responsible for some entry level product categories
  • In conjunction with the Technical Designers, assist in measuring samples and making fit and/or construction comments as necessary for samples developed for Garnet Hill
  • Partner with the Technical Designers in the review of branded and/or developed samples for fit and construction before shipments arrive
  • In conjunction with the Technical Designers, review Top of Production (T.O.P) samples and communicate with Merchandise Quality to anticipate and resolve any problems
  • Assist in the preparation of material for the review of return rates each season to identify issues and revise product specifications accordingly
  • Asst the Technical Design team in gathering information necessary for successful product development and maintain complete and accurate records within the product development software system, including but not limited to producing technical drawings, producing proto sheets, keeping sample-data tracking system current, and producing packaging and labeling specifications
  • In conjunction with the Technical Designers, review all photo samples for accuracy, making note of any discrepancies on photo sample tags and reviewing with merchandising
  • Communicate closely with vendors and factories to promote strong working relationships and ensure seasonal time-line compliance on all styles
  • Follow-up on sample status by season to ensure time and action is met, updating tracking documents and communicating status to Technical Designers on a weekly basis
  • Stay current with all aspects of product development for each season including reviewing concepts, line content and product performance issues, in particular, seasonal return rates
  • Stay current with any technology and training that will aid in the successful completion of the technical design of our products
  • Other responsibilities as directed and necessary for the business
    • Attend fit sessions as requested; assist, as needed, to complete all fittings of prototype garments
    • Assist in the development of fit and grade specifications
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience in a technical design position
  • Experience in pattern making a plus
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Adobe Illustrator experience helpful
  • Knowledge of garment specifications, flat sketching and sewing
  • Experience in pattern making and garment fit
  • PLM helpful (Product Life Management)
    • Understanding of grading
  • Strong communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment
If interested in this career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
231 Main Street
Franconia, NH 03580
Fax: 603-823-7404
Phone: 603-823-5545

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