Garment Developer in Levi Strauss & Co. at San Francisco, CA

Website Levi Strauss & Co.

This listing is about Levi Strauss Co in San Francisco, CA
in 2022

About the job

Job Description

You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

About The Job

  • Create technical specification packages and develop a selection of patterns/fit blocks for proto development within a given consumer group
  • Apply knowledge of the sourcing strategy, source base, fit, construction and design aesthetics to develop garments that will meet LS&Co product standards in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Collaborate with and influence Design in interpreting and translating aesthetic requirements into styling details that can provide commercially viable product for mass production
  • Attend / lead fittings and evaluate, document and communicate all proto/sales/production comments to the production locations
  • Act as a liaison between Design and Product Management for quality product execution and bulk production problem solving
  • Effective integration of all timeline processes with key internal and external stakeholders to meet all relevant “go to market” milestones
  • Keep abreast of contractor related technical/equipment capabilities
  • Ensure product quality and product safety requirements are met

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree (7+ years combined college education, pattern-making training and work experience may be substituted for a degree); Design school degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years experience focusing on the execution of design concepts
  • Experience with manual or computer aided pattern-making and grading
  • Drawing, flat sketching or Illustrator drawing experience
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, CAD, Illustrator, PLM and Gerber Accumark Fit development a plus
  • Experience in the apparel industry focused on Women’s Bottoms Fit Development for non-denim and denim woven Bottoms (Jeans, Shorts, Skirts, Overalls) and Trucker Jackets.
  • Experience in interpreting designers’ fit direction with the ability to interpret and direct corrections to contractor pattern work
  • Preparing fit meetings, conducting fit sessions, updating patterns and specification documentation in required systems
  • Ability to forge strong partnerships with overseas technical teams as a means to drive clarity on all pattern work and fit requirements. Troubleshoot fit issues and bring to resolution
  • Strong understanding of product development calendars and sense of urgency to meeting all required deadlines
  • Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal) with attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills; especially when it comes to working directly with senior level directors
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new computer programs quickly
  • Digital / 3D Design and Patternmaking skills would be an advantage
  • Ability to be flexible in a multi-task environment
  • Strong team orientation
  • Excellent discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Must demonstrate an energetic, positive, helpful demeanor and a passion and interest in LS&Co.

Here’s a Small Snapshot

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we’ve got you covered.

  • 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.
  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations
  • Product discount of 60% off regular-price merchandise
  • Paid Family Leave

Currently, LS&CO requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of commencing employment, except in those jurisdictions where prohibited by law. Medical or religious accommodations, or other exemptions that may be required by applicable law, will be approved when properly supported. Further information is provided during the recruitment process.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets LOCATIONSan Francisco, CA, USAFULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time Current LS&Co Employees, apply via your Workday account.

Company: Levi Strauss & Co.

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Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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