Associate Technical Designer

Overview

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com , www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com .

Location Name

Columbus Corporate Headquarters

Responsibilities

With limited supervision from a Technical Design (TD) leader, the Associate TD determines & sets all garment engineering standards for product development & final production, arranges & leads cross functional fit sessions, manages risks, sample tracking & influences calendar / workflow for a specified garment category or categories.

  • Collaborates with Designers and Merchants to understand the design concept/vision and influence changes as needed to help ensure the product fit, function, price & delivery goals can be successfully achieved in a bulk production scenario.
  • Establishes & records all technical owned garment specifications within Yunique to direct & enable our world-wide technical partners to develop & produce high quality & appropriately engineered products.
  • Leads fit sessions with Designers and Merchants by adhering to the established EXP fit roles & responsibilities guidelines.
  • Evaluates product to predict and manage risk from design concept through final production approval.
  • Records fit session comments & ensures plan of action including product status are clearly understood & aligned upon by all CF teams.
  • Utilizes Gerber Accumark, Illustrator & Vendor virtual sampling capabilities as needed to expedite & clearly communicate garment specifications & changes.
  • Tracks & manages all fit samples / packages.
  • Collaborates to arrange & manage all outlook planners for each fit session.
  • Calibrates new vendor technical partners
  • Determines when a product fit, use & application of trims & all other engineering is commercially approvable & ready for mass production.
  • Ensures content of all final Tech packs including labeling, marketing and packing requirements are compliant with Express category standards & or Merchant approved exceptions.
  • Upholds & improves department specific technical standards, record keeping, processes, procedures & tools.


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years Technical Design experience within the apparel industry.
  • Proven communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
  • Recognized leadership abilities (within a live fit session & other cross-functional team meetings).
  • Demonstrates sound understanding of department specific construction, apparel factory operations & patternmaking fundamentals.
  • Displays agility / ability to multi-task & adapt to change.
  • Demonstrates focus on risk assessment at all stages of product development.
  • Solution oriented. Consistently engages their TD leader & cross functional team to solve problems, overcome challenges & accept responsibility.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence through clear and consistent actions in a cross-functional team environment with limited support from a Technical Design leader.
  • Ability to manage & follow through on a task from start to finish within a specified timelines with limited supervision.
  • Proficient user of Yunique, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Accumark 10.3, Outlook, Excel, Word


CRITICAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • A trained eye for basic Design aesthetic details.


Closing

An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.