Technical Designer
Technical Designer
Experienced
Corporate Headquarters - Fountain Valley, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Undisclosed
Up to 15%
Day
Design
SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Technical Designer will support product development for all projects assigned to USB brands with the focus on soft-goods for McDavid, Shock Doctor, Nathan Sports, and Under Amour.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

•    The Technical Designer owns the Special Makeup (SMU) development & production of seasonal custom styles for pro athletes.
•    Manage communication directly with factories to create prototypes, test new applications and refine the product’s construction and fit.
•    Develop and maintain current WIP reports and BOM index that result in a daily understanding of each item “in work” with an up-to-date trackable status of each item.
•    Manage and drive the development process by transforming a designer’s sketch and tech pack into a commercially viable product.
•    Make tech pack updates as needed based on feedback.  
•    Receive tech pack handoff from Design and oversee all documentation updates and communication.
•    Interface closely with internal partners to resolve any design/quality issues that arise during the development process.
•    Working closely with the sales team in creating custom items based on existing styles for pro teams. 
•    Managing materials with sample room ensuring orders can be turned around in 4-5 weeks. 
•    Review factory prototypes with designer and clearly communication fit, construction and tech pack updates to factories and ensure proper execution. 
•    Reviewing all sales orders and allocating factory production for custom styles.
•    Ensure that the development process meets projects’ key phase approval dates and milestones.
•    Manage and ensure each prototype and sale sample are delivered on timely approvals to ensure United Sports Brand quality standards.
•    Engage in idea generation, material selection, construction, material sourcing and product testing. 
•    Ensure specification accuracy.

 

POSITION SPECIFICS:
•    This is a full-time position
•    Typical workdays are Monday – Friday
•    This position is based out of the Fountain Valley, CA office 
•    This position is expected to travel approximately 10%.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    This position does not have any leadership requirements and/or responsibilities.
 

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

•    3+ years of product development or tech design of sports performance products with experience working with product manufacturers (domestic/international)
•    Ability to produce tech-packs
•    Product development or tech design experience with softgoods 
•    Extensive knowledge of apparel construction, product end-use, fit, and garment costing
•    Skilled at costing and providing cost updates for their respective categories during the development phase
•    Excellent creative skills associated with innovative product design
•    Proficient in Adobe Illustrator required
•    Ability to work well under pressure, to anticipate and troubleshoot issues of consequence to quality and delivery with ease.
•    Proficient using MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required
•    Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
•    Self-starter, team player, strong follow up skills, and sense of urgency
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to succeed within a team-driven business environment
•    Demonstrate strong work ethic, reliability, teamwork, and flexibility
•    Ability to manage multi-task requirements on a daily basis
•    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•    Must be available for a flexible schedule of domestic and international travel (about 10%)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
Candidate must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with ability to: sit/; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

 

United Sports Brands is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. 
 

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