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BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT Drives best practices and innovation for multiple brands and/or categories, leveraging their expertise to guide team members, vendors and cross functional partners to develop products with the highest standards and deliver customer expectations for Kohl's Proprietary Brands.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Establishes Fit Development Standards to be Leveraged Across Brands and Categories

* Completes accurate technical packages/specification sheets that adhere to Kohl's testing, construction, grading/tolerances and safety specifications
* Establishes and Trains to Category standards pre-season for Team to deliver consistency in all aspects
* Support the development of tools (patterns, blocks, etc.) to achieve optimal and consistent fit
* Advises grade rules/tolerances adjustment on style details for teams and vendors to follow while maintaining fit consistency on core grade expectations
* Serve as Category Expert in all aspects of Technical Design on Fit, draping, pattern making, grading to deliver amazing product to customer
* Mentors and trains new hires
* Creates and conducts training for Kohl's Technical Design and Certified Technical Design Program

Guides Processes and Provides Feedback for Fit Sessions

* Attends all fit sessions for brand/categories of ownership to ensure fit consistency and sizing
* Provides direction to team members and vendors as it relates to technical specifications around fit construction, quality and safety standards throughout fit development
* Proactively manages multiple challenges and recommends solutions to most complex and high risk/visibility technical design questions
* Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach
* Provides guidance for other to drafts pattern corrections or block revisions as necessary to achieve desired fit

Drives Continuous Improvement and Innovation

* Drives team to develop solutions that upholds the creative integrity of the brand while improving value/quality
* Assesses the competitive market to align with customer expectations to drive fit evolution for Category of expertise
* Serves as Technical Design subject matter expertise on PD projects
* Leverage key vendor relationships to improve process efficiently and clarity

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

* Minimum of 10 years experience in technical design, construction, patternmaking or design
* Strong attention to detail
* Excellent organizational skills
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Deep understanding of garment fitting & manufacturing
* Ability to work across categories
* Bachelor's Degree in Design, Patternmaking or Apparel Manufacturing

Preferred

* Experience using PLM and Adobe- Illustrator or similar on-line specification package and sketching programs
* Previous management experience

Special Requirements

* Domestic and international travel


Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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