Dick's Sporting Goods k

Coraopolis, PA

May 28
Job Description

The Role You’ll Play:

The Manager of Technical Design is responsible for the execution of product quality, fit, and construction to ensure compliance to Dick’s Sporting Goods standards. Partner with Design and Sourcing to successfully achieve company goals. Provides training and mentoring to Technical Designers.

Leads technical design process for a specific brand/category including design intent, product integrity, fit, construction, manufacturing, costs and on-time delivery.

Develops Tech Packs to support the brand profile, design intent and product integrity for end use.

Ensures integrity of Tech Packs across the category.

Regularly reviews block patterns, specifications and grading to ensure relevancy in the marketplace and the end consumer. Support block development & block training.

Conducts fit evaluations and translates information concisely to a technical package, ensuring accurate and timely communication to the supplier from initial Teck Pack through final approval.

Tracks fit status, communicates concerns; collaborates with vendors and PM/Sourcing to prioritize styles for on-time delivery.

Takes ownership for the category, studies the competitors, determines which styles require additional testing; ie. Size Set, Wear Test, etc. to ensure the product is engineered to perform as expected.


• BA/BS degree in apparel/textiles or equivalent industry experience

• Minimum of 7 years of multi-category industry experience

• Prior supervisory experience required

• 3 – 5 years’ experience in creating grade tables

• Must be proficient in creating comprehensive Tech Packs in PLM

• Thorough knowledge of product construction, manufacturing methods, fit corrections, pattern making and grading skills

• Maintain consistent quality through Block patterns, construction standards, and performance testing.

Dick's Sporting Goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18 year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened. Dick’s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him “do it yourself.” Dick used that money and his relentless work-ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By 1958, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today. Ed Stack, Dick’s son, is the current CEO and Chairman of DICK’S Sporting Goods. He and his siblings bought the store from their father and are responsible for taking two stores and growing the chain to over 500 stores. Dick’s family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

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