Assoc, Technical Designer

Job Details

Job Ref:
Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Fashion Designer
Employment Type:
Full Time
11215 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL

With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.


This position is responsible for upholding the consistency of fit and quality through the fit-development process and written technical specifications as appropriate by Brand for assigned product styles. Works closely with Tech leaders to continually broaden technical knowledge and to elevate the quality of the product. Participates in meeting departmental goals. Ensures Brand integrity throughout fit process while keeping the customer in mind.


• Participates in and may lead weekly fit sessions. Collaborates with designers and merchants to translate fit and aesthetic details.

• Makes recommendations in collaboration with peer teams and supervisor on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment.

• Executes tech packs from Development to PP of assigned garments and additional product classifications as directed.

• Communicates with vendors regarding fit, specs, grading issues and construction; maintains accurate records of reports and vendor communications.

• Organizes and prioritizes daily workload of assigned product lines to meet all deadlines.

• Supports Senior Technical Designers and Technical Designers in measuring and prepping for fit.

• Supports Tech leaders in completing departmental goals.

• Other duties as assigned

This position may be found in multiple brands. Some duties may vary.


• Associate Degree required; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Preferably in Fashion Design

• 3+ years of experience in the apparel industry is required

• Detail oriented with ability to drive to completion with strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills

• Understanding of garment manufacturing process is required

• Good understanding of fit, balance and garment construction, fabrics and fabric performance

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent time management skills

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Share required

• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite is required

• Working knowledge of Web based applications, i.e. FLEM PLM or comparable software required

• Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for apparel business and ability to work effectively as a team player

• Knowledge of pattern software preferred (2D/3D, Optitex, CLO, Brozwear)

Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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About Chico’s FAS

Chico's FAS, Inc., through its retail brands – Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma, is a leading women's omni-channel specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items. Under the Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma names, the company employs nearly 20,000 Associates, and operates over 1,400 stores and retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands.