Manager Technical Services

Overview

About Bonobos

We are on a mission to make fits and connections that inspire people to be themselves. Our Bonobos menswear brand is known for being a style instigator and offering perfect-fit risks through our innovative retail model and personalized experience. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of chinos, Bonobos now offers a variety of styles available to order online and to try on at any one of our 60+ Guideshop locations. Our Guideshops are in -real-life stores that deliver one-on-one service and expert fit advice. Don't think traditional retail, Bonobos is something you haven't seen before.

The Bonobos team is vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive. We value self-awareness, empathy, intellectual honesty, positive energy, and judgment, often over experience. We've created a culture where collaboration and communication are paramount, all while making time for fun and celebrating extraordinary efforts.

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 visit 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

New York Office

Responsibilities

Bonobos is seeking.... a stellar Technical Design Manager who can jump right in and own specific categories within our expanding portfolio. We are a rapidly growing brand, expanding into all product categories and developing new product lines. This role is essential to the success of our brand, as fit and quality are integral to our continued growth. You will be deep in the trenches of executing fit and design intent into development and bulk production, while maintaining our quality and production standards. You will develop and maintain fit protocol and standards for Bonobos and manage bi-weekly fittings across specific product categories. You will partner with our Production, Merchandising and Design cross functional teams in managing timelines, aesthetic, and quality of product.

  • Manage styles in your product categories through all stages: from initial development through bulk production
  • Maintain daily communication with your product vendors
  • Work closely with Design, Production, and Merchandising teams to develop new styles each season - and maintain fit consistency across all product categories
  • Conduct fittings, troubleshoot fit issues, and communicate all fit, construction, grade, and detail issues to vendors in a timely manner
  • Manage the development and maintenance of specs, grades, fit comments, and other relevant info in our system
  • Develop and maintain consistent grade rules within product categories
  • Review samples to insure bulk garments are consistent with original development
  • Measure out samples, update tech packs, review patterns and send out feedback after fittings
  • Communicate with offshore vendors in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
  • 7+ years' experience; 5-6 years in technical design
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Possess problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness


CRITICAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
  • Have an interest in our company
  • Passionate about working with a team that believes in what they do
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work in fast paced organization, ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time
  • Can jump right into the middle of a project (with direction) without feeling overwhelmed
  • Possess a working knowledge of patterns, pattern making, and garment construction, with experience in communicating pattern and construction corrections
  • Can communicate with offshore vendors in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor


Benefits and Compensation

Express, Inc. offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads
  • And more

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Salary Range

$120,700 - $187,700

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.