“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Technical Designer
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

There’s a little bit of magic in the air at Gymboree Group. We’re focusing on our future, from evolving our brands to transforming the way we work together. We may be grown-ups, but we’re all about celebrating children and the people who care for them. We love to collaborate to find new ways to make our customers smile. Have great ideas? We want to hear them. Want to try a new approach? Let’s do it. Come join the fun at our home office!

What You’ll Do

The Technical Designer will be responsible for developing and maintaining a consistent level of quality and fit in our apparel and accessories that exceeds our customers’ expectations.

Responsibilities:

  • Create spec packages including correct grade rules and non-standard construction details
  • Make recommendations to resolve potential production and cost issues while maintaining design and fit intent
  • Collaborate with business partners to understand the direction on design aesthetic and fit intent
  • Partner with agents/vendors to troubleshoot, educate, and understand factory capabilities
  • Evaluate garment and pattern to adhere to the original fit intent and determine the next steps
  • Communicate fit, construction and workmanship issues to vendors and will follow through on all issues during the fit approval process
  • Establish block patterns/spec standards within a product category to maintain brand integrity and size/fit consistency
  • Partner with Global Compliance to ensure that the product meets the Gymboree safety standards
  • Track and manage workflow to ensure the deadline is met for each delivery per production calendar
  • Communicate clearly and professionally on a technical level with the team and all business partners

Job Requirements

What You'll Bring

  • AA or Certification in Patternmaking, Apparel Manufacturing or Design is required
  • A minimum of 4-7 years of related experience
  • Expertise in pattern making, including grading, construction and fit for multiple/complex products
  • Knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing methods/process
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills are essential
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks and work with a keen sense of urgency
  • Must have the ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve
  • Strong computer skills required (i.e. Momentis PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Optitex, MS Outlook/Office)

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

  • The Product—so good, you’ll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
  • The People—ask anyone that works here…we have incredible people on our team
  • The Experience—you’ll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected global children’s brand
  • The Benefits—health insurance, 401k match, and onsite wellness services for your convenience

Let’s Talk Perks!

  • Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Paid holidays and flexible time off
  • 30% off merchandise employee discount (Gymboree & Outlet, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 & Outlet)
  • Gymboree Play & Music class discounts
  • Educational Assistance Development Program
  • Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)
  • Additional corporate discounts at participating companies

More About Us

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer, operating stores with high-quality clothes and accessories for children. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating over 900 retail stores in the United States and Canada, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls, please. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Job Attributes

Req Code

H1441.5

Job Category

CREATIVE/DESIGN

Job Type

FULL-TIME

Career Level

N/A

Education

N/A

Job Location

71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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