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Director of Technical Design



IT, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with ethical factories around the world. Work with high-quality and more sustainably sourced materials. And share the true cost of every product we make. But there's a lot more work to be done, and we're excited to be growing a team of motivated humans that are up for the challenge.

Everlane’s Technical Design Team is a group of creative problem solvers with an eye for building beautiful products. The Technical Design team leverages our technical knowledge, 3D and 2D pattern software, and data to deliver on exceptional fitting products. In addition to fit, the Technical Design Team is also responsible for providing consistent fit across the entire size range and providing innovative and optimal construction recommendations

Strategy, communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and an entrepreneurial spirit is essential to this role. The Director of Technical Designer will partner with our Raw Materials, Product Development, Design, Merchandising, Sourcing, Sustainability, and CX teams as well as our global factory network to ensure each style follows our standards. You will be responsible for strategy and management of Everlane’s SKU development, fit, sizing, and customer return data analytics of all Everlane’s product categories.

Your day-to-day:

  • Oversee Everlane’s sample development process for all apparel products ensuring on-time sample delivery
  • Oversee fit innovation strategy, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting including new software and processes
  • Partner with Product Development on factory allocation while managing sample room capacity to ensure on-time sample delivery
  • Oversee the fit process working collaboratively with design, product development, and merchandising to ensure we have “best in class” fits
  • Review and analyze monthly return rates while partnering cross-functional on refit priorities
  • Oversee fit clinics, ensuring data analytics and product improvements where needed
  • Manage style count and development ratios balance across technical design team based on skill set and business initiatives
  • Create and maintain the technical design budget including sampling, fittings, and freelancers
  • Coach and mentor a team of 3-4 direct reports

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • You have 10+ years of technical design experience
  • You have in-depth pattern making experience in a variety of product categories
  • You have a passion for making the best product possible with attention to detail
  • You have a natural love for teaching and mentoring a diverse group of individuals
  • You have a love for data and are comfortable with a variety of business systems (Excel, Adobe, Google Suite, 3D software, PLM, ERP)
  • You have a strong background in garment construction, raw materials, and understanding the apparel product lifecycle
  • Have the ability to travel domestically/internationally and are comfortable working with different countries and their cultural norms
  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, nights, weekends, and some holidays

Fine Print:

California resident: At Everlane, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. The compensation range for this role is $142,000-$175,000. This range is based on the San Francisco geographic area and the actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and geographic location.

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