Senior Manager - Technical Design (Sportswear)
- Hong Kong
About Gap Inc.
Our past is full of iconic moments - but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands - Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City - have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.
But we're more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it's why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It's why we're committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us.
About the role
The role will provide technical inputs and problem solving in the areas of garment construction, fitting and grading . S/he will be responsible for training to expand vendor fit and construction capabilities in support of vendor fit empowerment. In addition, s/he will be responsible for fit and construction risk management, troubleshooting fit issues as needed throughout the development and approval process and partnering with PQA team on production issue resolution as required. S/he will lead a team of technical designers and will be responsible for their development and maximizing their potential.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Responsible for fit & construction risk management, plus training & empowering v
endors fit technicians. Onboard, train and monitor vendor performance to conform with Corp/brand standard.
Ensures that garment samples conform to corporate specifications / requirements
by conducting fit & pattern evaluations, as defined by brand needs.
Provide technical advice & guidance
to merchants/ factories to ensure that samples meet defined standards
Deliver technical training
on fit related knowledge for vendors.
Implement corporate/customers' specifications and requirements
on garment samples development.
Partner with QA team to improve
quality in the areas of sewing and construction, fitting, pattern and grading
to merchants and vendors on sample fitting, construction and grading.
on DC/in market issues
for communicating styles/programs of high risk
for new initiatives and roll out.
during development trips and Identification of improvement areas
of Fit related SOPs.
vendor fit technician turnover.
team for process alignment.
Who you are
Fit and Construction knowledge -
Sound knowledge in garment construction, exposure in pattern making and subject matter expert well versed to understand and explain pattern corrections to vendor fit technicians.
- Degree -
Bachelor's degree in textile, fashion or related discipline preferred.
- Systems Knowledge -
MS Office, (PPT, Visio etc.) Experience 2D/3D pattern systems
- Problem Solver -
can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.
Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.
demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cross functional teams. Well versed with English and other desired local languages (for effective communication with brands and vendors)
- has successfully led teams for a minimum of 2-3 years.
- Proven track record of improvement based on fact-based analysis or benchmarking
- Experience in performance wear product preferred
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