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Patternmaker/ Technical Design Manager - Billabong

Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:


Boardriders, Inc., is the world s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e commerce channels.

Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans


The Managing Patternmaker / Tech Designer will be responsible for all Women s & Girls swim suits and overseeing boardshorts/ rashguards categories as well as oversee the sewing position. This position will ensure quality fit, desired appearance, and company quality standards are met and maintained, including managing all aspects of establishing block patterns/library for swim, consistent fit, construction, pattern approvals, grading, specs, and commercializing product on time. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish departmental goals.


* Managing assigned categories to ensure on time fit approvals (product life cycle management) that meet design intent and brand quality standards

* Conduct fittings on live models to determine fit corrections

* Creates new swim block patterns and creates 1st sample with sewer to ensure proper block fit

* Determines corrections to achieve fit by manipulating pattern or flat technical sketches

* Creates initial sample specifications from design sketch. Establish close partnership with Design in order to facilitate the interpretation of Design concepts

* Meet weekly with Development Team regarding the sample approval status in order to maintain company time/action calendars

* Manage & develop a Technical Designer in all technical, administrative, and work flow skills

* Manage sewer and helps prioritize workload within the pattern department

* Ensure all specs are correctly graded prior to production

* Directs execution of fit from development through production

* Interfaces with Design to ensure fit, balance and aesthetics throughout the pre-production process

* Ensures specs are clearly communicated to vendors within the calendar deadlines

* Communicates with overseas vendors and agents regarding constructions and fit issues

* Maintains consistency in fit and quality standards, works with vendors to troubleshoot and correct fit problems

* Identifies opportunities for more effective ways to construct product


* Candidate should have a minimum of 10-15 years experience in technical design/patternmaking in swim.

* 4 year College Degree: Preferred with training in Technical Design & Patternmaking

* Must have live model fit experience

* Must have extensive knowledge of patternmaking & garment construction in swim

* Must have team lead experience

* Ability to analyze work load and plan accordingly

* Must be deadline driven and detail oriented

* Must be able to multi task and work in fast paced environment

* Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude

* Must have excellent communication and follow through skills


* Must be PC & MAC computer literate in Applications Adobe Illustrator, Word, Excel, and PLM

* Must have strong Lectra/ Gerber experience

* Must work well in a team environment

Keywords: BOARDRIDERS, Irvine , Patternmaker/ Technical Design Manager - Billabong, Executive , Irvine, California

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