Technical Designer

Executes product technical specifications for multiple or complex programs for Kohl's Proprietary Brands.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

EXECUTES FIT DEVELOPMENT AND DRIVE CONSISTENCY STANDARDS FOR COMPLEX CATEGORY AND/OR MULTIPLE BRANDS

  • Completes accurate technical packages/specification sheets that adhere to Kohl's testing, construction, grading/tolerances and safety specifications
  • Ensures fit consistency by upholding core grade rules and established block fit intent and aesthetics
  • Performs benchmarking, maintains awareness of market trends, competitively shops and makes recommendations
  • Identifies new silhouettes and creates block library standards based on pre-season blocks
  • Partners with Lead Tech Designer to guide new hires on Kohl's processes and procedures
EXECUTES FIT SESSIONS FOCUSING ON FIT, STYLING AND CONSTRUCTION
  • Evaluates samples to ensure they meet construction, grading/tolerances and safety standards and recommend solutions to improve product where possible
  • Effectively conduct fit sessions to ensuring cross functional team alignment while delivering accurate and timely fit approvals
  • Provides effective fit corrections, sketches, photos and sample comments that clearly communicates the required modifications for vendors
  • Conducts quality and value analysis of samples to suggest product improvements that deliver customer expectations
  • Independently applies pattern corrections as necessary to achieve desired fit
CONDUCTS VENDOR PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS
  • Articulate technical specifications to vendors via sample comments
  • Partners with vendors to resolve issues
  • Engage with Certified Technical Designers at Vendor/Factory locations to guide better results on product development process
DRIVES CONTINUOUS SUPPORT
  • Develop innovative solutions to recommends efficiencies in process or product related solutions to promote best outcome for Kohl's workplace and/or customer
QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED
  • Minimum of five years experience in technical design, construction, pattern making or design
  • Experience leading fit sessions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Design, Pattern making or Apparel Manufacturing
PREFERRED
  • Experience using PLM and Adobe-Illustrator or similar on-line specification package and sketching programs


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