Posted on: October 14, 2021 | Job#: R10245

Technical Designer - Toddler Boys Knits/Sweaters & Newborn/Toddler Accessories

Full time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the Role

In this role, you will be accountable for maintaining and executing design aesthetics through consistent fit and construction, that aligns to our customers' needs. You will be a strong collaborator and influencer with cross functional partners and vendors and be able to translate design concepts into specifications for costing and first prototypes, by leveraging fit camps and maintaining overall customer fit consistency. You will be responsible for providing direction to global sourcing teams to expand vendor capabilities and troubleshoot fit issues, as needed.

What You'll Do

  • Oversee the development of pattern blocks and to achieve optimal and consistent fit
  • Manage the development and maintenance of tech packs throughout the line creation process
  • Accountable for the department budget, including quarterly and annual forecasting
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on vendor readiness and fit empowerment
  • Able to communicate difficult concepts in a simple manner
  • Participate in projects and assignments of diverse scope

Who You Are

  • Significant technical design experience with fabric and garment construction, pattern/blocks and manufacturing processes
  • Establish and maintain an effective industry network, regularly benchmarking and actively participating in industry association working committees
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of design, merchandising, and product development priorities
  • Prior experience working in an apparel retail company
  • Present problem analysis and recommended solutions in a creative and logical manner

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • 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.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*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. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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