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Fit and Spec Manager

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Our fashion industry client is looking for a Fit and Spec Manager. They are importers of licensed, branded and private label apparel for men, women and kids. 

Ensure that all garments managed by the Production Team are of the correct fit, look, fabric, measurement and quality.
S/he needs to ensure samples meet customer standards
Supervise and develop Fit Technicians -Work closely with Production Department to manage and prioritize workflow to ensure that production schedules are met 
Manage Fit Technicians’ workload, deliverables & timelines
Train technicians on Walmart fit tech specifications 
Prepare size and fit specification sheet to order requirement
Prepare garment grading spreadsheet calculations
Prepare paper patterns when required
Measure, comment and compare garment sample (construction, fit, style details) to tech packs created by design team
Responsible for preparing and submitting samples to customers for approval i.e.: Walmart CTL
Manage fit and work closely with design team on fitting.
Inform design team about product specifications for newly developed products
Make corrections to specifications and details to achieve desired fit and look
Ensure quality standards are being met to company’s customer requirements
Manage and keep block library up to date every season
Ensure process is in place to check art sizing at fitting stage
Clearly communicate to the vendor/overseas makers any changes, fit issues or corrections that need to be made
Create fit sketches to aid the vendor in correcting fit issues
Propose best practices as they relate to fit and spec requirements
Develop and provide technical support to team members

Education and Experience Required: ·

College Degree in fashion design or equivalent ·
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Fit Technician Manager ·
Minimum 3 years experience working with Walmart ·
5 years experience in pattern making and fitting procedures ·
5 years of experience in the fashion and apparel industry ·
Thorough knowledge of industry standard garment construction techniques
An asset: · Experience in ladies and sleepwear ·
Ability to work in collaborative team environment, as well as work independently ·
Detailed oriented, with accuracy and precision ·
Experienced with interpreting market trends in order to achieve current fashions and desired look. ·
Demonstrated ability to take initiative ·
Good time management skills, ability to prioritize, and problem solving skills