Technical Designer

Location Name

New York Office


A Technical Designer independently 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 & Merchants by adhering to the established EXP fit roles & responsibilities guidelines
  • Evaluated product to predict and manage risk from design concept through final production approval
  • Records fit session comments & ensures plan of action including product status is clearly understood & aligned upon all CF teams
  • Utilizes Gerber Accumark, Illustrator & Vendor virtual sampling capabilities as needed to expedite & clearly communicate garment specifications & changes
  • Tracks and 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 and/or Merchant approved expectations
  • Upholds & improves department-specific technical standards, record keeping, process, procedures & tools

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 4 years Technical Design within the apparel industry

  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal)
  • Consistently demonstrated strong leadership within live fit sessions & other cross-functional team meetings
  • Leverages a strong understanding of garment engineering, apparel factory operations & patternmaking to achieve business goals
  • Models agility/ability to multitask & adapt to change
  • Proven ability to independently, consistently & appropriately manage risk at all stages of product development
  • Proven ability to independently lead and influence through clear and consistent actions in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to manage & follow through on a task from start to finish within a specified timeline without supervision

Benefits and Compensation:

Express 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

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.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Salary Range



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