Senior Manager II, Technical Design - Ecomm

Wal-Mart New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Free Assembly is seeking an experienced, creative and passionate Kid's Technical Design Lead to join our team as we create and launch this new line of kid's clothing!

Free Assembly is bringing a modern aesthetic for the new America with a sustainable apparel brand that currently offers women's and men's- and soon children's clothing- across Walmart Stores and Walmart eComm. We are dedicated to serving the true range of Modern America, creating a better wardrobe foundation that works for every walk of life while rewriting the rules of American essentials.

Free Assembly was created to 1) reimagine American fashion for a new generation, 2) elevate the assortment on the Walmart eCommerce family of sites, 3) bring sustainability to a more affordable market and 4) delight the Walmart customer. We are extremely design-forward, customer-centric and mission-driven. At their core, Free Assembly will provide incredible value to the Walmart consumer delivering the highest sustainable quality at the best possible price.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with designers to translate Design's vision for kids into reality

  • For the first year especially, you will need to be both player and coach as we manage the heavy lifting of creating a new line

  • Manage all kids' styles, from the development stage to TOP

  • Strive for a consistent fit experience across product categories, fabrics, and styles

  • Work jointly with Production team to successfully manage calendar and deadlines

  • Develop blocks and novelty styles each season

  • Help create a new brand and its culture


  • Have a minimum of 10 years of experience in technical design, with a focus on kids' clothing and a strong knowledge of patternmaking and grading

  • Experienced in managing multiple product categories

  • Can confidently evaluate garments, lead fittings, and clearly communicate sample comments & pattern corrections to vendors.

  • Understand costing challenges, and are able to balance quality standards with appropriate cost-effective solutions

  • Are comfortable with MS Office, Illustrator, and PLM platforms

  • Are an effective and respected leader

  • Know how to roll up your sleeves and get things done

  • Thrive in a small team environment

  • Ideally have experience in a start-up environment


  • Value creativity, teamwork and positive energy

  • Work hard because we love what we're doing, but also believe in work-life balance

  • Will back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging projects, a creative environment and great coworkers

  • Care deeply about the high quality of design and product with which we associate our label

  • Are excited to hear from you!

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Business, Textiles , Design, or related field and 4 years' experience in technical design, product development, or related area OR 6 years' experience in technical design, product development, or related area. 1 year's supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Apparel Manufacturing, Product Development, Working on cross-functional teams or projects

Masters, Masters: Design

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability-and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries-all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options

  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents

  • Associate discounts in-store and online

  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more

  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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