Technical Designer-Ann

Ascena Retail Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Brand Overview:ascena retail group, inc. is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant and Catherines), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Technical Designer-ANN to join our team located at our Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036.

Position Overview:

Technical Designer


About Brand:

At Ann Taylor, we see beauty in a woman's real life. From simple pleasures to more momentous occasions, the life she lives offers far more allure than any fantasy. She cultivates it with careful thought and curiosity, choosing only what feels right and rings true. She has the courage to know who she is. And she knows we know her too. Along the way, we've been a constant source of inspiration and style, helping her look and feel her best at every moment. It's something we try to do with everything we create: elevate her everyday, every day.

We give her a wardrobe of possibilities.

Endless style options. Versatility for big days and every-days.

We give her quality that sets us apart.

It's in the details. We take a curated approach and a sharp eye to everything we do. It's about thoughtful choices that make great pieces forever pieces. Because the details are not just the details. They are the design.

We give her perfect pieces.

The elements of an enduring wardrobe. Clothes she can't live without. Timeless. Infinitely wearable. She knows she'll always find them here.

About the Position:

The Technical Designer takes direction and works with the Sr. Technical Designer to execute fit comments for the assigned product category. Manages the sample development process and is responsible for generating computerized specification packages and maintaining them through fit approval. Collaborates with production, product development, design and merchandising to ensure the quality, delivery and business practices are achieved and upheld. Demonstrates the company's Values & Practices by maintaining effective collaborative relationships, taking pride in the company and brand, and embracing diversity.


  • Protects brand integrity through fit continuity, upholding construction standards and consistency.

  • Captures team feedback during fittings and is responsible for the execution of the fit comments accordingly. (In the absence of the Sr. Technical Designer, the Technical Designer is responsible for conducting the fittings for their assigned product category and processing the fit comments accordingly)

  • Follows up on e-mails from the overseas office regarding comments on fit.

  • Partners up with QA during the Pre-Pro Sample Process for their assigned product category.

  • Adheres to cross-functional calendar.

  • Assures seasonal deadlines are met for assigned areas.

  • Attends department meetings, post line review CFT recaps, weekly CFT meetings, weekly development meetings and style fits.

  • People Management

  • Builds collaborative relationships with internal clients and overseas offices.

  • Interfaces professionally and works effectively in group settings.


  • Bachelors Degree, in a related field of study, or equivalent functional experience

  • 5 7+ years' experience in Technical Design

  • At least 3 years' experience in sweaters

  • Patternmaking and Fit experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational capabilities

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and divisions

  • Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods and measurements

  • Ability to problem solve flexible/adaptable in a fast paced environment

  • Strong Computer knowledge (PDM, Karat, Excel) and a drawing program (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook


Location:Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036Position Type:Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.

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Technical Designer-Ann

Ascena Retail Group