Accessories Technical Designer (Product Development)

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

Develop and manage technical specification packages for Accessories prototypes.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Lead development of a product category from design concept to production 
•    Contribute ideas for construction, materials, and components to enhance functionality, aesthetic, fit, and margin targets
•    Build and review technical packages
•    Support maintenance of sketch libraries
•    Conducts proto review sessions on live models, including size sets when applicable 
•    Able to identify fit issues, perform fit adjustments, and communicate changes to improve fit and function
•    Assist with establishing 2D/3D pattern blocks and provides oversight to pattern block library management. Recommend changes to grading to achieve the best fit across the size range
•    Analyze samples to identify discrepancies prior to fitting. Ensure samples reflect established category standards for fit, construction, and quality 
•    Analyzes artwork to identify risk, assist with establishing standards, identify quality issues and approve strike-offs   
•    Owns cross-functional meeting communication for the development team. Must be able to effectively problem solve design, costing, quality, and delivery issues
•    Independently communicates with vendors to problem solve all issues related to product engineering
•    Review daily and seasonal tracking of prototype samples. Provides cross-functional teams with accurate tracking data.  Problem-solve complex issues as necessary and makes recommendations to the manager
•    Ability to dynamically deliver product presentations related to fit and construction
•    Domestic and overseas travel as necessary
•    Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    2D PDS required. Must have on the job experience using software (classes and/or theory does not qualify)
•    Experience fitting on live models and virtual models, including size sets
•    Advanced knowledge of construction
•    Expertise building Development Tech Packs
•    Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, a PLM system, Excel and Gerber or Optitex PDS 
•    Must have superior written and verbal communication skills
•    Must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, engaging manner
•    Must have experience leading a product category  

Education And / Or Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year Fashion Design program
•    {Minimum of 4 years} of technical design or product development experience 
 

Other Requirements

•    Factory experience preferred
•    3D pattern experience preferred
•    Some leadership experience preferred
 

Relocation

Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount
 

At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore