Technical Designer, Men's Wear
J. McLaughlin - Brooklyn, NY

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Technical Designer, Men’s Wear
Location: Brooklyn,NY
Company: J.McLaughlin

The Company
J. McLaughlin, founded in 1978 by brothers Kevin and Jay McLaughlin, is a premier luxury apparel and accessories company that has become an innovator in vertical brand development and management. Through sixty company-owned retail locations and a growing e-commerce market, J. McLaughlin supplies ladies and men’s accessories and apparel that support the lifestyles of the most desirable demographic audience. Throughout the company’s thirty-four year history, J. McLaughlin has been effective at following this loyal consumer base from settled urban areas to key suburban outposts and regional leisure locales. The J. McLaughlin brand is known for product integrity and authenticity and a style described as “tradition with a sense of humor” that combines the sophistication of Manhattan with the casual lifestyle of the Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Nantucket.

The Position
This position will support the design and merchandising teams by maintaining the product development process to final production as it relates to process, system and sample, quality execution. The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for product creation and communication from design hand-off to production. This includes of tech pack creation and revision throughout the product development process, meeting calendar dates and communicating with manufacturers
  • Coordinates construction details
  • Provides technical solution support relevant to design
  • Ensures products are engineered to cost standards and negotiates cost through order placement in line with margin expectations
  • Confirms the final garment cost
  • Coordinates and monitors proto samples for fit, quality, execution & construction; coordinates the proto review
  • Communicates changes to achieve final fit and construction through attending fitting
  • Responsible for executing consistent quality, testing and the care/content label
  • Work with patternmaker and sample sewers for fast track mock ups and prototypes
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships with cross-function divisional teams to insure product success
  • Manages the time line for development calendar


  • 2-3 years experience in product development, design or production in garment manufacturing, preferably in men’s woven
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Exceptionally strong problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and process implementation
  • Bil-Lingual in Chinese
  • Demonstration of a high level of organization in the product development process
  • Demonstrated experience in managing product gross margin and operating expense
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in use of programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Illustrator a plus

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