Technical Designer-Men's & Womens Athletic Apparel

Dick's Sporting Goods Corp Coraopolis, PA

About the Job


The Technical Designer executes the entire technical design process for specific brand/category of apparel with consideration to integrity of design, fit, construction, manufacturing, costs and delivery.

Owner of all technical responsibilities related to a specific brand/category
Interpret the designer's vision & define through specifications & detail drawings for clear, concise & accurate Tech Packs on all aspects that relate to technical design

Develop block pattern & technical specifications by brand/classification in support of the brand profile, design vision & appropriate customer base
Consistently reviews specifications and grade to ensure relevancy in the marketplace and to the consumer.

Guarantees spec integrity across all categories of product.

Creates and maintains fit Matrix by brand and product type

Conduct fit sessions, analyze all changes & how it relates to specification & pattern than translate information concisely to a technical package.

Responsible for pattern making adjustments that relate to balance and styling changes

Tracks, records & organizes garments & information to ensure timely fit sessions from first proto to "Top of Production" approval

Responsible for accuracy on Tracking Reports, ETA's of sample arrival and Cut dates

Following up with vendor as needed

Ensure that all time and action calendar timelines are met

Communicates & partners with design, Sourcing team & manufacturer to protect integrity of set specifications

Determine more cost effective methods of garment construction
Measure models only if needed.

Advises manager if model is out tolerance

Attend all milestone meeting be prepared to give measurement specifications and product history

Conduct competitor's analysis seasonally

Attend weekly brand meetings as needed



Bachelor's Degree- BA/BS degree in apparel/textiles or equivalent industry experience

5-7 years of multi-category Technical design or industry experience

Must be proficient with PDS patternmaking system