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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 1:45 AM

As a global specialty retailer, Banana Republic is focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics. Our customers seek to make the most of every moment. How we do it is just as important as what we do. We value people who are confident, optimistic and curious, because we believe in unleashing creativity and greatness every day.

Who We Are: Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories vertical specialty retail organization focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics designed for today with style that endures. We outfit those who see every day as full of opportunity and seek to make the most of every moment. At Banana Republic, we believe in seeing life a little differently, taking it all in, adding to it and making it your own. We live with style.

What We Do:The Senior Technical Designer facilitates the facilitates the transition of product from initial design and trend concept end to end. He/She collaborates with cross-functional partners to land appropriate raw materials for both fit and functional intent as well as with business partners to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, fit intent and construction. He/She is an expert, responsible for leading fit sessions on live models or mannequins and working with Design to achieve design aesthetic and communicate fit and balance corrections to participants. He/she will leverage and develop key vendor relationships to support working efficiently and drive fit consistency to improve the customer experience.


* Ensure overall Customer fit consistency and provide fit approvals when necessary.

* Demonstrate a sound understanding of design, merchandising, and product development priorities.

* Lead fit sessions, construction approval, and documentation to all business partners to meet guidelines.

* Support the development of tools (patterns, blocks, etc.) to achieve optimal and consistent fit.

* Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach.

* Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction across all channels & markets.

* Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity.

* Evaluate garment to determine compliance of specs, construction and fit intent.

* Track and manage workflow and workload for own product or team.

* Recommend raw material components to meet brand standard and uphold design intent.


* Degree- AA or Certification in Patternmaking, Apparel Manufacturing, Design, or equivalent

* Technical Design- significant experience with fabric and garment construction and manufacturing processes (minimum of 7-10 years)

* Computer Skills- Pattern programs: ADS, Gerber, Lectra. Additional: PLM, PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Optitex 3D Technology

* Problem Solver- can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.

* Team Leadership- has successfully led teams (direct and dotted line reporting relationships) for a minimum of 2-3 years.

* Collaboration- proven ability to influence and make decisions across geographies in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.

* Communication- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across multiple audiences at all levels of the organization.

* Learning Agility- demonstrated curiosity, motivated to learn new skills and knowledge.

* Resourcefulness - experience in managing dynamic projects that require the ability to flex as obstacles are presented.

* Talent Builder- proven track record of assessing, attracting, and developing talent.


* Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.

* One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*

* Employees can take up to five \"on the clock\" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*

* Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*

* Employee stock purchase plan.*

* Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

* Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*

* Family care programs.

* Commuter benefits.

* Pet Discount Program.

* For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.



Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate


• Location: San Francisco

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