Eileen Fisher Technical Design Manager, Wovens in Irvington, New York

Technical Design Manager, Wovens

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Job Description

EILEEN FISHER creates simple, timeless shapes designed to work together effortlessly, season after season. We make our clothes to last—and then take them back to be reworn again or remade into entirely new designs. We believe in the fundamental potential of every person—our employees, our customers and those who make our clothes—and are committed to creating conditions that empower people. It’s all part of our commitment to doing business in a way that helps build a better industry. And a better future. Our clothes are sold at over 65 EILEEN FISHER retail stores, and 1,000 department and specialty stores internationally, as well as 2 RENEW stores, which feature gently worn and remade designs from our take-back program. EILEEN FISHER is one of the largest women’s fashion companies to be a certified B Corporation, which means we voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Manage the woven technical design process and team to ensure product performance, style details, fit and quality are achieved for each style through the fit approval process. Manage the time & action calendar to ensure on-time fit approval for all styles, complete and accurate details are in tech packs and communicated to vendors. Team with internal partners to ensure tech pack details are accurate and complete. Partner with internal teams, agents and vendors to address and resolve all issues during pre-production.

Team with internal and external partners to identify & leverage the best practices to achieve cost, quality, on time delivery, social and environmental goals.

Required Skills

  • Support team in managing the fit approval process and work prioritization.

  • Monitor fit approval time & action. Provide fit approval status updates in weekly meetings with SCM, and meetings with agents and vendors.

  • Partner with internal teams and leaders to resolve issues with style details, quality and performance prior to fit approval.

  • Ensure team has access to all information to complete tech packs and fit approve on time.

  • Lead technical design team. Provide training, education and feedback for continuous growth & development.

  • Manage work efficiency, work prioritization and implement time management best practices.

  • Support budget planning and budget management.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in Technical Design or Design.

  • 8-10 years of industry experience in Technical Design Management.

  • Proficiency in product construction, sizing, grading, fit, patternmaking, product performance and textiles.

  • Proficiency in computer applications: PLM, patternmaking, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.

Job Location

Irvington, New York, United States

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