Technical Designer – Apparel

Job ID 2018-2287
Job Locations
Regular Full-Time


BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.

We give our team members the creative freedom and foster the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to champion our clients’ branding goals utilizing cutting edge ideas. Our people are our No. 1 asset, and we remain committed to making our company a great place to work for our team and family.

We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement.



Our talented Program Merchandising Group within BDA— develops, designs, and sources for 25+ Fortune 500 clients. From classic to stylish, this team is shaping the styles and looks our clients love for their brand.
An effective Merchandiser is experienced, results-oriented and views the business through the lens of the client.


  • Experience in garment engineering
  • Ability to multi task in high pressure, fast moving environment
  • Must demonstrate strong knowledge of garment construction
  • Expert in writing and reading tech packs
  • Must have a deep understanding of fabric content and usage
  • Ability to see inspiration samples and be able to write a tech pack to match specific details of the garment while avoiding IP issues
  • Be able to add measurements and dimensions to custom apparel sketches and drawings
  • Be able to scale sizing both up and down for development of size range
  • Must be able to modify tech packs based on feedback of garment fit
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong fabric issue resolution and troubleshooting of fabric related issues
  • Conduct research and analysis on how to reverse engineer innovative fabrics to meet a value proposition
  • Identify key new technologies in textiles, finishes and treatments to enhance quality and performance of fabric.
  • Confidence and Ability to work in a team environment to develop a trend forward retail line of apparel.
  • Athletic wear and athlesuire experience a plus
  • Deliver product performance results based on strategic goals and budget expectations
  • Assortment planning and catalog merchandise development.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of assortment planning.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong organization skills
  • Any additional tasks or projects as assigned

Travel: Maybe
Financial/Budgetary Responsibility: No
Strategic Planning Responsibility: Yes
Direct Reports: Yes


Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in textiles or apparel related field
  • 5 years years of work experience in apparel product creation with a background in material   development, textiles, fabric constructions, yarn and fiber types, and international testing standards.
  • Sound knowledge of garment construction, costing, fabric and manufacturing processes
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills - MS Office
  • Oracle Experience a plus
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills


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