Technical Design Manager Job

Company: Ross Stores

Job Number: 17003926

Location: New York, NY

Date Posted: 6-26-2017

TECHNICAL DESIGN MANAGER

About Ross Stores:
Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2016 revenues of $12.9 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,340 locations in 36 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also operates over 190 dd’s DISCOUNTS® locations in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings.

The company’s merchandise mix and assortments are constantly evolving as merchants and planners focus on what customers want to buy and respond by delivering great discounts on a wider variety of name brand merchandise. With its solid management team, proven off-price concept, strong cash flow and return on equity, Ross is ideally positioned to successfully execute its growth strategies.

At Ross you will find:
  • A career that fits you
  • Teamwork
  • Amazing culture and people
  • Big company with a family feeling
  • Customer focus

Are you ready for the next big move in your career? We look forward to hearing from you!

The culture demands hands-on, close engagement at all levels, and the ability to think and act strategically. Within this culture, there are many opportunities to attain and even exceed personal goals quickly while partnering with professionals across multiple categories. This creates a win-win culture with a rigorous standard of performance for everyone.

Structured for growth and profitability, individuals are measured on performance rather than process. What this yields is an environment that is invigorating and offers a clear, compelling reward system for the team.

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About this job:
Working closely with and through Technical Services leadership, Sample team and Merchants this position ensures that the product in their assigned areas is consistent with Ross Stores approved or agreed upon fit, grading and construction standards/guidelines as established for area and/or vendor. The position trains and guides the Sample team in sample measurement and checking. Cultivates relationship with Merchants and Vendors to ensure best in class value proposition.

Responsibilities:

Technical Training
  • Development and training of Sample team so that they can successfully support the fit approval process, concentrating on fit and construction, prep for fit sessions, evaluate samples and write comments and communicate with vendors
  • Technical oversight and training of the Sample team in using live model, body form or flat measurements to assess the fit, proportion and overall styling of garments to ensure vision of Merchant is achieved
  • Technical oversight and training of the Sample team in the inspection of garment construction and workmanship as requested by Merchant and Sample team leadership
  • Leads follow-up support and assessment testing, on an ongoing basis, to determine the effectiveness of training provided sample team
  • Own and manage Sample team training schedules and course materials for product areas
Proactively Impact Execution of Fit, Grading and Construction
  • Support Merchants in technical aspects of make up product from concept to purchase order creation as requested
  • Collaborate with Technical Services leadership on comprehensive competitive analysis of fit, grading and construction standards to support Merchants
  • Partner with Technical Services leadership and Fashion Office to proactively advise Merchants on any technical concerns raised by trends
  • Collaborate with Technical Services leadership on vendor scorecarding and Vendor submitted corrective action plans.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Design, Fashion Design, Patternmaking
  • Ten plus years of technical design, engineering, experience
  • Required knowledge, skills and ability to fit and interpret fit.
  • Ability to train and mentor
  • Experience leading fit sessions and the ability to communicate corrections
  • In depth knowledge of textiles, construction and patternmaking experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to the hiring, acceptance and appreciation of every individual. FULL STATEMENT.

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Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to the hiring, acceptance and appreciation of every individual. FULL STATEMENT