Babylist is looking for an Apparel Technical Designer to support the Owned Brands Design Team with strong technical design proficiencies, including knowledge of all areas of technical design in children’s apparel, pattern making, and garment construction. Under the direction of the Senior Designer, the Technical Designer is responsible to measure garments to align with the design specifications, and attend garment fittings. The ideal candidate must have experience in all technical aspects of patterns, fit, and design from development through production to ensure that the garments are developed accurately to brand design aesthetic. Experience with Newborn/Infant/Toddler apparel is preferred.

Who You Are

  • BA in Fashion Design, Technical Design,  related field, with minimally 6 years of relative hands-on experience
  • Previous experience fitting newborn/infant/toddler
  • Ability to manage priorities in high workflow, high-pressure environment with strong sense of urgency
  • Strong knowledge of global manufacturing and operations capabilities
  • Strong fabric knowledge as applied to garment fit
  • Strong and proven interpersonal skills for building relationships with internal and external partners
  • Must be deadline driven and have a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and follow-up skills
  • Experience in working with overseas factories and knowledge of apparel manufacturing processes
  • Excellent pattern making/grading skills
  • Candidates should be located in the Greater New York City area (preferred)

How You Will Make An Impact

  • Lead and execute development process for all stages of final approval by product category including construction, fit, and decoration placement
  • Ensure tech packs and product specifications are consistent, accurate, and complete per calendar deadline
  • Work with Product Development/Design Team to interpret design intent and offer alternate solutions to engineer product to cost
  • Manage fit process to ensure garment construction, measurements and overall fit is consistent with brand and category vision
  • Oversee fit sessions, ensuring execution of design and fit intent translates from concept into bulk production and ensure buy-ready deliverables are met seasonally
  • Resolve construction, fit & quality issues with recommended solutions maintaining deadlines and commercially acceptable product decisions
  • Administers new and current fit blocks into pattern development and with technical construction manual specifications. Applies and follows established standard operating procedures related to materials management (Bills of Materials), labeling and  packaging manuals and folding guides

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is $53,000 – $78,000

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