Sr. Technical Designer

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Ho Chi Minh, VN

Company: Under Armour

Position Summary

The Senior Technical Designer is the team lead to partner with Regional and Home Office Technical Designers, through out the development cycle. They own and oversee vendor relationships, from a development perspective, collaborating to effectively execute product development goals and deliverables.

This position will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage one or more product categories from design concept to production garment
  • Work with factories and costing teams to optimize garment engineering for fit, performance and cost
  • Build and reviews technical packages for one or more categories  
  • Identifies opportunities for sketch library and process enhancements
  • Able to identify fit and grading issues, perform fit adjustments and communicate changes to improve fit and function 
  • Directly responsible for vendor development trainings in the region, and provides feedback on various Vendor Owned Development iniatives
  • Analyzes artwork to identify risk, establish artwork standards and troubleshoot quality issues 
  • 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 garment engineering
  • Manages workload for one or more category. Collaborates with cross functional team to meet calendar deliverables
  • Domestic and overseas travel as necessary
  • Other duties may be assigned

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year Fashion Design program
  • Minimum of 6 years in technical design or product development experience and factory experience preferred
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, a PLM system, Excel and Gerber or Optitex PDS 
  • Advanced 2D patternmaking skills; must have on the job experience (classes and/or theory does not qualify) 
  • 3D pattern experience preferred
  • Advanced experience fitting on live models and virtual models including size sets and garment construction
  • Leadership experience, including managerial experience in leading team
  • Expertise building Development & Production Tech Packs
  • Experience managing a product category
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills in English; must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, and engaging manner