Head of the creation of patterns for 1st thru production, keeping in mind varying styles and specifications such as proper fit, sewing construction, and shrinkage. This person would be responsible for their technical knowledge on our blocks, fits, shrinkages, and pattern issues. This is a full time position at our Los Angeles, CA offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create patterns to specifications and adjust for fit, proper construction, and shrinkage, while ensuring design and style are maintained through the process, pre-production problems are kept to a minimum and samples are provided on schedule.
Work closely with related departments (i.e. cutting, sewing, trim, grading, design, laundry) to assist on all phases of development and ensure highest quality samples prior to release for production. Convey their technical knowledge on our blocks, fits, shrinkages, and pattern issues.
Communicate with costing department on spec and cost sheets.
Qualifications and Requirements
Years of Related Professional Experience: 8+ years of patternmaking, specifically with women’s and men’s denim
Premium Denim experience a strong plus
High School Graduate or equivalent
Knowledge of computer operation, Microsoft excel, e-mail.
Working knowledge of Gerber V8
Strong sense of urgency
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Team player and able to collaborate cross-functionally to ensure deadlines are met