Technical Design Specialist
Canada Goose
3d ago

Position Overview : Validate efficiency of production patterns for Domestic Manufacturing. Responsible for fit assessments during fit sessions and make recommendations for pattern improvements.

Lead Technical Design team to develop new blocks for domestic and overseas manufacturing. Create standards for Canada Goose patternmaking and conduct training sessions to adopt updates.

Create, fit and maintain patterns from a flat sketch through all levels of prototypes; sales samples to bulk production.

Work closely with Product Development and Design teams to capture a superior fit, design concept and high standard of construction.

Adhere to seasonal schedules and production calendar. Key Responsibilities : Key Responsibilities : Evaluate garment for quality of all CG products, ensure brand integrity, size and fit are consistent within the product categories.

Lead fit sessions and consult Technical Designers on pattern improvements as required. Lead and consult with pattern makers to develop new blocks for domestic and overseas manufacturing.

Create standards for Canada Goose patternmaking. Ensure all products are engineered to Canada Goose’s Quality and Production standards.

Partnering with Design to fully understand style construction details, styling intent and proportions. Measure all garments to create prototype / production size charts, following Canada Goose’s internal quality manual.

Work closely with sample makers to ensure they correctly understand the construction and finished details of the garment.

  • Review with them to see if any updates or improvements to the patterns are needed prior to going into production. Create and maintain all patterns;
  • ensure all requested changes through all stages of development are met. Provide feedback to Design on construction challenges and recommend alternatives or improvements.

    Provide information of technical details to Product Developers as required. Provide patterns to Production; Marker Making Department working closely to ensure that all details are understood.

    Experience, Education and Designations : University Degree / College Diploma in Fashion Arts. Advanced Diploma Preferred, with technical / patternmaking emphasis.

    Strength in pattern making and design a must. 20+ years’ experience in patternmaking, preferably in outerwear, teaching experience is an asset Pattern grading is a must.

    Knowledge, Skills and Attributes : Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills. Able to lead the team and the projects.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate garment fit and construction techniques to both internal staff as well as outside factories.

    Gerber Accumark experience is strongly required. Strong ability to work from scratch, from first prototype sample through to bulk production.

    Must have a solid understanding of fabrics, garment construction and fit, including the ability to fit on live models and translate to flat pattern.

    Self-motivated, reliable and hard working. Knowledge of Illustrator helpful but not necessary. Must be proficient with MS Outlook.

    Strong understanding of body shapes is a must. Able to work in a fast-paced environment while meeting the demands of many different departments (Production, Product Development, Cutting, Quality Assurance).

    Able to meet extremely tight deadlines. Working Conditions : Office and Manufacturing environment. Travel to other manufacturing locations when required < 5% We truly thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Goose Team, but only those candidates considered for an initial interview will be contacted.

    Canada Goose Inc. is committed to delivering and improving accessibility in employment for all persons with disabilities.

    Accommodation is available, upon request, in the application and interview process and in the course of all other methods of selection of employees.

    Successful candidates for employment will be introduced to and trained in respect of all of Canada Goose Inc.’s human rights, accommodation and accessibility polices.

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