Dressbarn , a subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., (NASDAQ - ASNA), offers casual career and special occasion fashion apparel and accessories at value prices for women ages 35-55, operating approximately 830 stores in 47 states. Ascena Retail Group Inc. is a leading national specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls and boys, operating, through a family of wholly-owned subsidiaries, dressbarn , maurices, Justice, Lane Bryant, Cacique and Catherines. Ascena operates through its subsidiaries over 3,800 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, with revenues of over $4 billion.
At dressbarn, we believe talented people are our greatest asset. In return for your talent and hard work, we also offer career development, excellent benefits, a competitive compensation package and generous merchandise discounts across our brands.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a member of the dressbarn Technical Design Team. In this role you will coordinate and monitor the blazer and outwear technical development process from design development to production. You will analyze and review merchandise for fit, construction, and overall quality. Detailed responsibilities include:
With support of Sr. Tech Designer/Tech Designer, lead Fit sessions, analyze fit and accurately communicate corrections of assigned product area.
Manage and monitor all styles from order placement through production, including test reports, pre-production, and top of production samples to meet the time and action calendar
Establish, monitor and maintain fit, construction and workmanship standards for your product category and ensure consistency across all vendor and factory bases.
Create, update and utilize blocks, and patterns to ensure standards are being met.
Provide technical expertise and support to cross functional teams on fit development and pre-production activities.
Oversee, identify and support the needs of your direct reports; coach and train in the management of their product areas, if applicable.
Competitive shop the market, researching size, fit, construction techniques and labeling.
Ideal candidates will have:
Bachelor Degree or equivalent business experience.
3+ years of technical fit or manufacturing experience.
Experience with Blazers and Outerwear a must.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team, possess strong written and verbal communication and critical thinking skills. Planning and organizational skills are essential.
Proficient in Web PDM or similar product data management system, clear understanding of Adobe Illustrator drawing tool and Microsoft office software.
Clear understanding of patternmaking/grading and how fabrics/trims affect fit of the garment.