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Technical Designer- Outdoor Apparel

Dick's Sporting Goods k

Coraopolis, PA

Aug 14
Job Description

The Technical Designer executes the entire technical design process for specific brand/category of apparel with consideration to integrity of design, fit, construction, manufacturing, costs and delivery.

Owner of all technical responsibilities related to a specific brand/category

Interpret the designer's vision & define through specifications & detail drawings for clear, concise & accurate Tech Packs on all aspects that relate to technical design

Develop block pattern & technical specifications by brand/classification in support of the brand profile, design vision & appropriate customer base

Consistently reviews specifications and grade to ensure relevancy in the marketplace and to the consumer.

Guarantees spec integrity across all categories of product.

Creates and maintains fit Matrix by brand and product type

Conduct fit sessions, analyze all changes & how it relates to specification & pattern than translate information concisely to a technical package.

Responsible for pattern making adjustments that relate to balance and styling changes

Tracks, records & organizes garments & information to ensure timely fit sessions from first proto to "Top of Production" approval

Responsible for accuracy on Tracking Reports, ETA's of sample arrival and Cut dates

Following up with vendor as needed

Ensure that all time and action calendar timelines are met

Communicates & partners with design, Sourcing team & manufacturer to protect integrity of set specifications

Determine more cost effective methods of garment construction

Measure models only if needed.

Advises manager if model is out tolerance

Attend all milestone meeting be prepared to give measurement specifications and product history

Conduct competitor's analysis seasonally

Attend weekly brand meetings as needed


Bachelor's Degree- BA/BS degree in apparel/textiles or equivalent industry experience
5-7 years of multi-category Technical design or industry experience
Must be proficient with PDS patternmaking system

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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