LF Distribution Holding

Technical Designer (1635)

US-NY-New York
LF Sourcing

Specific Responsibilities

  • Report into the Vice President in LF Sourcing (Asia)
  • Manage one or more product categories from design concept to garment production
  • Build technical packages including Bill of Materials, specs, pattern blocks, construction, etc.
  • Establish category standards for fit, construction and quality
  • Run fit sessions on live models then make fit changes via pattern corrections
  • Establish pattern blocks for the category and maintain a pattern library
  • Communicate daily with overseas vendors and LF Sourcing teams
  • Track prototype samples daily and seasonally
  • Meet development calendar dates and start of production timelines
  • Work effectively in a cross-functional work environment
  • Effectively problem-solve design, costing, quality and delivery issues
  • Travel domestically and overseas, as necessary
  • Give product presentations related to fit and construction
  • Complete other duties that may be assignedTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Analytical – Use intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design – Demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Gather and analyze information skillfully; Develop alternative solutions; Work well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Project Management - Communicate changes and progress; Complete projects on time and on budget; Manage project activities
  • Technical Skills - Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; Share expertise with others.
  • Customer Service
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication - Demonstrate group presentation skills; Participate in meetings.
  • Teamwork - Balance team and individual responsibilities;  Exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views;  Give and welcome feedback; Contribute to building a positive team spirit; Put success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Support everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Change Management - Develop workable implementation plans; Communicate changes effectively; Build commitment and overcome resistance; Prepare and support those affected by change; Monitor transition and evaluate results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspire and motivate others to perform well;  Effectively influence actions and opinions of others; Accept feedback from others; Give appropriate recognition to others.
  • Quality Management - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness

Skills and Requirements

  • Business Acumen - Align work with strategic goals.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4 year Fashion Design program
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience
  • Advanced patternmaking skills (must have on-the-job experience, not classes/theory only)
  • Experience fitting on live models, including size sets; Ability to recommend changes in grading
  • Advanced knowledge of garment construction
  • Expertise building Development & Production Tech Packs
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in a PDM/PLM system
  • Factory travel is a plus
  • Gerber Accumark/PDS experience is a plus
  • 3D (Optitex, Browzwear, CLO) experience is a plus
  • Must have managed a product line
  • Must have superior written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, engaging manner


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