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Associate Technical Designer - Intimates

Brand: Soma Intimates
Category: Apparel Technical Designer
Fort Myers, FL

It is an amazing time to be part of the Soma team.  If you have intimates technical design experience we look forward to talking to you about the opportunity further!
This position is primarily responsible for maintaining the consistency of fit and quality through the fit-development process and written technical specifications as appropriate by Brand. Evaluates the garment fit integrity and implements the construction of all styles within the scope of responsibility. Works closely with Senior Technical Designer/Technical Designer to continually broaden technical knowledge and to elevate the quality of the product. Ensures Brand integrity throughout fit development process while keeping the customer in mind.

* Audit fit specifications on both live models and mannequins using appropriate samples of assigned products.
* Make appropriate recommendations in collaboration with peer teams on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment.
* Execute tech packs from concept to PP/TOP of assigned and additional product classifications as directed. Track and bring resolution to all garment tests.
* Partner with Technical Design Team, Merchants and Designers to establish the direction of the fit and garment details.
* Communicate with vendors regarding fit, specs, grading issues and construction; maintain accurate records of reports and vendor communications.
* Organize and prioritize daily workload of assigned product lines to meet all deadlines.
* Support Senior Technical Designer and Technical Designer in measuring and prepping for fit.

* Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or equivalent experience.
* 3+ years in apparel industry in pattern making or technical design
* Web PDM or comparable, software com, computer literate including Excel/Word/PRM/Adobe Illustrator
* Good understanding of fit, balance and garment construction, fabrics and fabric performance
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent time management skills
* High level of self-motivation and creative problem solving ability
* Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (preferred experience with computer pattern programs


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For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our boutiques, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.

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