Apparel Technical Designer

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New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?


As an Apparel Technical Designer, you will be responsible for accurately interpreting design’s intent from development through production. You will preserve fit consistency using models and dress forms. You will be required to schedule and lead fit sessions. You will fit athletes for both custom and competition use and adaptation to commercial apparel sales. In this role, you will create and maintain technical aspects of the tech pack, including detailed construction sketches, sewing instructions, measurement verification and tolerances, graded measurement specs, fit evaluations, and pattern corrections. You will identify potential construction, costing, fit, production, and quality issues and make recommendations to management to resolve these issues. You will partner with team members in block pattern development. You will track and manage workflow to ensure that seasonal deadlines are met.


  • Bachelor’s degree in clothing and textiles or a related major. Minimum of 5 years of experience in technical design.
  • Experience with performance apparel and athlete fittings as well as fitting, pattern making, and specs.
  • Strong understanding of product engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • Exceptional communication skills required.
  • Organization and time management skills are essential.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Excel and Illustrator.
  • International travel required.

We believe our associates are meant to grow through the development of their talents and to capitalize on opportunities to share their passion for the business. New Balance rewards associates with generous, industry-leading benefit and development opportunities, which support our associates' health, wealth and overall well-being. In addition to a comprehensive medical and vacation benefit package, we offer: Development Programs, Discounted Health Club Membership, Fitness Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, Corporate Gift Matching and 5 % Matching 401 K Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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