Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining corporate standards.
Collaborate with business partners to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, fit intent and construction.
Lead fit session on live model or mannequin, work with Designer to achieve design aesthetic and communicate fit and balance corrections to participants
Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction to vendors via fit notes, diagrams, digital photos, Fast Fit or directly onto pattern.
Evaluate garment to determine compliance of spec, construction, and fit intent.
Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make appropriate recommendations while maintaining design and fit intent.
Ensure size and fit consistency within product category.
Track and manage workflow and ensure seasonal deadlines are met.
Travel to S&VD offices and factories to work with technical teams to troubleshoot, educate, and understand factory capabilities.
Identify and proactively engage supervisor and BP's when issues arise
Conducts self within established guidelines of the Corporate Fit Protocol, Gap Inc Code of Conduct, and Gap Inc. Purpose, Values, Behaviors in fittings.
Foster open communication and team environment with all business partners and receive constructive feedback professionally.
Hold self and others accountable for work commitments and outcomes.
Participate in departmental and cross-functional meetings as appropriate.
1) Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Expertise in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit
Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Organizational skills and ability to multi task
Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve
Strong computer skills (preferred programs: computer pattern programs, such as ADS, Gerber, Lectra, computer spec writing programs i.e. PLM, PDM, Karat, Adobe Illustrator & Micrographix Designer, email systems i.e. Lotus Notes, MS Outlook and Microsoft Suite - MS Excel, MS Word and Powerpoint
2) Minimum educational level:
AA or Certification in Patternmaking, Apparel Manufacturing, Design, or equivalent
3) Minimum experience:
5+ years experience in the Apparel Industry including patternmaking and construction experience with full knowledge of total production timeline.
4) Physical Requirements:
May include travel up to 4 times per year domestic or international travel
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