Freelance Employee, Product Engineer, Childrenswear
625 Madison Avenue, 7th floor New York, NY 10022
Job Title: Employee, Product Engineer, Childrenswear
Locations: NY, NY
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: TBD
-Own tech pack creation from Design Board hand offs to properly execute sampling/production to Design intent - This includes specs, reference patterns and samples as well as and construction sketches
-Experience in fitting with live models, advise risks with construction, fit and execution within specific categories.
-Owns garment measuring and full external and internal garment evaluations of fabric, construction & overall finishing.
-Partners with Design and PD to offer options to meet design intent and margin targets for new fits and constructions.
-Own updating comments, construction detail sketches and photos for all fittings in PLM.
-Effectively communicate with cross functional teams to ensure seasonal calendar milestone deliverables are met.
-Partner with global "Company" and supplier tech members to ensure that construction, finishing and fit is consistent across all programs within a category.
-Ensure consistent style aesthetic intent and construction from vendor to vendor on like styles.
-Owns escalating issues when and where appropriate with supporting facts, root cause and possible solutions.
-Own product Risk Assessment in partnership with QA partners prior to bulk production and ensure correct action plans are taken where necessary.
-Track workload efficiently to meet individual deadlines and pull reporting from PLM when needed.
-Support other team members when needed.
-E-mail, phone and video conference communication with sourcing offices and suppliers.
-Attend WIP meetings & seasonal line reviews
Skills & Knowledge:
-Degree or Certification in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent work experience
-6+ years in Technical Design
-Experience in patternmaking, grading, sewing, construction and fit for multiple categories
-Ability to successfully oversee a basic category while making product quality and seasonal deliverables a priority
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Proven organizational skills and ability manage competing priorities
-Strong sense of urgency, attention to detail & resourcefulness
-Responsible and accountable
-Ability to proactively problem solve
-Knowledge of 3D programs a plus
-Computer Skills: Proficiency in computer spec writing programs such as PLM, Adobe Illustrator, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, Gerber or V-stitcher a Plus