Garment Technical Designer

BIHQ Pte Ltd - 12 Changi South Lane, Bodynits Building Singapore 486353

I) BROAD FUNCTION
Technical designers are essentially the engineers of the Sportswear manufacturing. A mediator between customer’s and the development staff, assisting the design team, and assisting the patternmaker with technical patterns.

II) JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide direction and guidance to a team of technicians and assistants to ensure accurate execution of requested measurements, quality, construction, and overall fit of merchandise.
  • Work with the PD/designer in order to ensure all of the notions and details are correct.
  • To create clear and simple CWS and provide accurate heat transfer, embroidery & print placement.
  • Good understanding of Manufacturing process to facilitate (Not Complicate) the Garment Development Process.
  • Able to audit digital and traditional patterns to figure out the best possible way to realize a design.
  • Ensure that size specs are achievable while recognizing and solving advanced fit problems.
  • Compile information on all garment components including fit, fabric, construction, stitch, and trim into fit comment document.
  • Provide call-outs and critiques during the fittings to verify that all issues are identified.
  • Issue grading guidelines to drafter/grader after fit approval to ensure quality is kept consistent for the entirety of the production phase.
  • Approve samples to proceed to the production phase after a thorough evaluation of fit, measurement, pattern shaping, hanger appeal, and functionality.
  • Discuss with Production Coordinators/PD any issues, corrections, and/or recommendations to garments.
  • Writing and Prioritizing Evaluation Report Comments.
  • Demonstrate garment details on computerized flat sketches.
  • Accomplish any other miscellaneous task as requested by immediate supervisor.
  • Uses industry knowledge and experience to broaden or clarify customer and product problems/opportunities.
  • Help technicians research and resolve fit, pattern and construction issues with details technical flat sketches.
  • Ensure that the quality of sample is in line with respective brand’s quality standards.
III) JOB SPECIFICATIONS / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Textiles/Clothing or related discipline.
  • Entry level candidates are welcome to apply for this position.
  • Knowledge in garment construction, pattern making, fit and manufacturing process in knit & woven apparels.
  • Possess a keen eye to identify fit issues and recommend solutions.
  • Must have a strong understanding of garment construction and fabric types.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to work under pressure and team-oriented.
  • Proficient skills in technical design, conducting/overseeing fittings, garment construction, pattern making, grade rules and translating the intent of Design into technical packages.
  • Proficiency and comfort in the use of technology to support Technical Design. This includes primarily the Gerber® Web Product Data Management (PDM) System. It includes the Accumark modules of Pattern Maker and Marker Maker.
  • Know grading rules, textiles, colors, style details and size specifications.
  • Good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to create and modify artwork/graphics.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to handle fast pace environment and change.
  • A high degree of technical knowledge in woven and knit wears, be that in fittings, addressing a broader group, training.
  • Ability to train and motivate CAD pattern drafter.
  • Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining corporate standards as we scale our business.
  • Experience operating at all levels: from building teams to running fit sessions.
  • Possess leadership skills, project management skills, a high degree of ownership and integrity, a high attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and have great stamina.
  • The ability to develop a technician's aesthetic eye. This implies a maniacal focus on consistency in technical fit plus attention to aesthetic fit across all products and sizes.
  • Manages other CAD pattern drafter and builds strong teams with complementary skills.
  • Develop and build manuals that help maintain fit protocol and standards for brands.
 
IV) WORKING RELATIONSHIP
  • VP Design and Development
  • Sample Development Manager
  • Business unit
  • Product Developers
  • Product Technicians
  • Grader
  • Product Technicians, Marker
  • Sample Production Team
V) KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Implement and launch new fit strategies by delivering processes and launching new technology for product development and sourcing teams globally.
  • Help drive and influence the creative process for the design organization from idea through execution across multiple categories.
  • Build an end to end process including key time and action checkpoints for Sample Development.
  • Creates and drives adoption of mechanisms that enable and promote design culture within the S&D dept.
  • Drive for continual improvement, innovation and newness.
  • Drive and evolve a Technical Design strategy; operations, methods, measures of effectiveness.
  • Build audit mechanisms to consistently monitor and check fit, both pre- and post production.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders and vendor partners to ensure products meet or exceed all requirements.
  • Influence the supplier’s manufacturing processes and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations.
  • Articulate Tech team resource and budget needs to senior managers and facilitates efforts to overcome roadblocks for the team.
  • Thrives in ambiguity and resolves conflicts on behalf of the customer; consistently elevates customer bar in all situations where there's no clear answer.
 


Post Date 31 July 2018
End Date 30 August 2018

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Company Profile

BIHQ Pte Ltd

BIHQ Pte Ltd

Singapore - East

Working with knit fabrics since 1984, stretching value without compromising on quality comes naturally to us. Head-quartered in Singapore, Bodynits is a home grown company expanding with core values that emphasize business ethics, reliability, transparency and strong corporate governance. Our manufacturing capabilities span many categories in active wear.
 
Consistent customer satisfaction is achieved through the synchronization of management and offshore manufacturing facilities. Bodynits observes strict local statutory compliance and international standards of labor laws.
 
Investing on new technology boosts our design collaboration and samples development with our customers, ensuring quick turn-around time. Strong procedures have been established and are locked in place to support the entire manufacturing process.
 
 

Why join with us?

We are an equal opportunity employer who respects cultural diversity and believes in rewarding deserving employees with good career advancements and compensation.
 
Our Vision
To be a company in the active apparel business admired for its’ performance, partnerships and people.
 
Our Mission
To build an extraordinary company with a highly motivated and inspired team.
 
Our Values
 
  • People: We believe that the people of Bodynits Group will always be our most important asset.
  • Partnerships: Professionalism and excellence will always be at the forefront of our working relationships. We are determined to always do the right thing with honesty and integrity.
  • Performance: We will conduct our business in the most professional and ethical manner with full commitment to the highest standards in quality and efficiency. We shall reward our shareholders, employees, and associates fairly and whenever possible will contribute and help to improve the broader community where we work.