Senior Technical Developer

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted November 2, 2020
Category Design
Job Type Full-time

Description

Senior Technical Developer

Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $105,120.00 - $157,680.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: 5243

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

About this team:

Imagine Design is the Architect of a product, and Product Development is the Engineer. From concept through to pre-production stage, Product Development is the front-line regarding communication with the finished goods vendor base, launching sketches, requesting sampling, fitting product and keeping an accurate data library of the life cycle of a product. Product Development is a truly cross functional working group that pivot to partners such as Design, Concept, Fit, Quality, Merchandising, Finished Goods Sourcing, Raw Materials and Go To Market operations to deliver a commercially ready product to our buying teams.

A day in the life:

The Senior Technical Developer at lululemon creates world class athletic & lifestyle apparel that is acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality.

• Responsible for prototype management, style number & colorway creation

• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM

• Organize daily work-flow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines

• Develop and create tech packs in Flex PLM to communicate requirements for Design aesthetic, fit, and construction engineering

• Manage the product class seasonal costing excellence by advising on material choices & yield, construction methods, & vendor suitability while maintaining lululemon quality standards

• Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack

• Lead fittings & presentations: Measure, evaluate fit sample submit (construction, execution), present style history, advise required fit and construction corrections discussed for assigned styles

• Ensure construction and fit consistency across product class according to established brand guidelines

• Spec and analyze garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent

Qualifications:

• 4 Year BA Degree with focused training in Technical Design, Patternmaking or relevant experience

• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)

• 8 - 10 years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Technical Design and/or Patternmaking Departments)

• Proficiency with Flex PLM or similar PLM software

• Familiarity or proficiency with Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset

• Exposure to International production; Domestic production would be an asset

• Experience working directly with Pattern Engineers (Internal and Overseas)

• Knowledge of garment construction methods in multiple fabrications (woven, knit, & engineered knits) and product categories

Must haves:

• Driven by the technical aspect of the product creation process

• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal & written communication skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities

• Comprehensive knowledge of fabric, construction, draping, graphic & dye techniques

• Skilled at technical communication with vendors via pattern diagrams & fit photos

• Expert knowledge of Grading

• Strong applied comprehension of end to end product life cycle

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses.

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