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Technical Design Manager

Tommy John is a disruptive apparel brand. Our online direct-to-consumer e-commerce business is exploding. We were on Business Insider’s list of “Top 51 Companies That Are Changing the Way We Shop” and are certified as a Great to Work for 2016-2017. We are constantly on a mission to add smart, innovative and fun loving team members, and are looking for a Technical Design Manager to help us build out our rapidly expanding NYC headquarters. 

This key hybrid role will work directly with existing factories and be responsible for developing innovative concepts through commercialization and bulk production.  You will work closely with the design team to coordinate sampling timelines and new product launch calendars.  This position requires an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and great work ethic as our work environment changes daily.  We are looking for a highly detailed, self-starting individual, with solid Technical and Managerial skills as well as Product experience in the apparel space.


What you'll do:

  • Create templates for technical production and design department
  • ​​Manage the creation of weekly fit lists for weekly fittings
  • Manage the measuring and specking of incoming garments for weekly fittings
  • Create/Set up initial tech packs in Web PDM
  • Manage tracking of garments through pre-production and production development stages
  • Take detailed fit notes with quick correction sketches during fittings based on fit comments made by Design team
  • Change/alter all tech sketches based on weekly fit comments/corrections
  • Provide factory with sewing instructions
  • Create and manage Illustrator tech sketches for tech packs
  • Work with Production team on weekly tech pack work flow
  • Manage weekly pattern analysis and corrections
  • Manage pattern analysis versus cutter’s must upon reception from our freelance pattern makers and correct accordingly if necessary
  • Work with Design team on Product Line Sheet management
  • Work with Production to ensure calendar deadlines are met


Who you are:

  • Eager to work in a fast-paced, high-growth startup
  • Able to manage and also delegate task
  • Energetic, organized and detail-oriented—your friends groan and call you a “perfectionist”
  • Passionate about clean design



  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in technical design in underwear or activewear; Managerial experience a plus
  • Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design or related field
  • Expert technical proficiency using WEB PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word, required
  • Knowledge of production: manufacturing, product engineering, product lifecycle, calendar management, trade regulations, fabric performance and garment construction, testing standards, and product integrity
  • Knowledge of apparel construction and tailoring is required
  • Knowledge of fit and garment making
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with design and production teams to achieve results


Some awesome parts of working at Tommy John:

  • Benefits - Health, Vision/Dental
  • Medical covered 100% for employees
  • Tommy John Employee Discount
  • Weekly Culture Calendar events
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Flexibility
  • Tons of Snacks
  • Countless Happy Hours
  • Great work environment 

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