Technical Designer - Vendor Source
QVC, Inc. - West Chester, PA

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QVC’
s Design and Development team has a great opportunity for a Technical Designer supporting one our largest apparel brands.
Under the direction of the Technical Design Manager, the Technical Designer will take part in the Product Development Process for all vendor sourced apparel. The technical designer attending development meetings and performing fittings and following the samples through production with the release of graded specs.
• Attend Development meetings with designers/merchants to understand vision and concept and add technical insight during meeting.
• Collaborate with designers and provide direction regarding fabric, trim, fit and garment construction to meet specified costing requirements.
• The Ability to manipulate sketches/photos of each garment using photo-shop/illustrator in order to convey requested construction guidelines and fit corrections to factories.
• Understand the body-form of the customer and the behavior of all fabrics to achieve optimum technical specifications.
• Maintain consistency in specifications and fit for each brand.
• Fit all garments in weekly fit sessions to meet company standards, brand integrity and buyer requests.
• Follow DDGS required standards for fittings, with the ability to cut, mark and reconstruct garments during a fitting to show desired fit intent and fit corrections.
• Effectively communicate to vendors any required changes to the counter sample/fit sample and repeat the fit process as required.
• Facilitate on-going communication with vendors and respond to any technical questions.
• Communicate development block pattern information to vendors.
• View and evaluate vendor patterns in order to advise direction on pattern corrections, when applicable.
• Issue graded specs to offices and vendors upon fit approval.
• Verify grading for production.
• Maintain full responsibility of items return rate, react to any items that returns high for fit and analyze findings.
• Maintain pattern block Library with International Offices to improve & maintain fit for all designed apparel.
• Maintain the weekly rolling time-and-action calendar for completion and sending of fit comments and graded spec approval.
• Communicate the style’s details to QVC process owners including the buying office, quality assurance, designers and global sourcing.
Required Qualifications
If you meet the following requirements we would love to hear from you:
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Apparel Design/Technical Design or equivalent business experience.
• Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience fitting apparel and creating detailed spec packages in a wholesale/retail design environment.
• Ability to manipulate a flat sketch or photo using Photo- Shop/ Illustrator.
• Ability to communicate technical information to international vendors, factories and designers.
• Patternmaking skills with the ability to make pattern adjustments either by hand or CAD.
• Ability to successfully design and construct woven, sweater and cut and sew apparel.
• Ability to adjust patterns and communicate adjustments to international factories to reflect changes.
• Ability to make decisions to achieve desired results.
• Ability to quickly analyze data/situations and draw relevant conclusions to have positive effects on business in a complex environment.
• Ability to access information using automated systems (e.g., windows based computer).
• Working knowledge of how product is sourced, developed and marketed.
• Ability to make oral and written presentations; ability and confidence to present opinions and thoughts in a clear, unbiased manner.
• Ability to represent QVC to outside vendors in a professional manner required.
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 200 million homes worldwide. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and China, West Chester, PA.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 25+ year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
Preferred Requirements
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 200 million homes worldwide. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, and a joint venture in China, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 25+ year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
QVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or handicap, marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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