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Director, Technical Design (Apparel)

Location: Vancouver, BC
As the Director, Technical Design (Apparel), you lead a department in developing apparel product with the ultimate objective of fit, construction and quality are the absolute highest, all the while accurately representing the Designer’s creative vision.
You will make an impact at Aritzia by:
  • Using your proven and outstanding leadership and interpersonal abilities to coach, develop, and manage your team
  • Possessing exemplary  patternmaking abilities and manufacturing knowledge to lead your team in developing apparel that meets Aritzia’s standards
  • Using your expertise in garment fitting and construction to develop and continually improve Aritzia Fit and Construction Standards
  • Consistently applying your knowledge of creative design concepts in collaborating with the Design team on line vision
  • Embodying excellent business acumen, poise and communication in presenting concepts and products to Executive Leadership
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                         
As a seasoned professional in your craft, you use your experience to drive business results through inspirational and effective leadership of your team. As an entrepreneur you look past what ’is’ and see what ‘could be,’ with recognition that it takes collaboration, detail and heart to be successful.
In addition, you have:  
  • Experience in a smaller start-up where you were hands-on across all categories
  • Experience in a large corporation, managing large teams  and driving strategic infrastructure
  • Desire to be hands on and  own your own brand, while managing your team

About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.

Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.

Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has more than 75 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.

Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.
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