Associate Technical Designer - Nike

Florida - Tampa /
Fanatics Brands – Operations - FB - AVP /
Salaried
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon.  Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs. 
 
As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
 
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.   

Our Associate Technical Designer assists with all day-to-day operational functions within the Technical Design Department. Supports with maintaining key buy ready deliverables that achieve department goals, ensuring product integrity while keeping the customer in mind.

Key Responsibilities

    • Partner with Product Developers on the tracking of fit samples. 
    • Measure and spec incoming fit samples.
    • Initiate and maintain seasonal measurement templates. 
    • Support with the development of technical sketches in Illustrator.
    • Arrange Fit Meetings; schedule time with Fit Model, set up fit meeting & establish agenda. 
    • Assist during Fit Meetings; take photos, notes and general support as necessary by Sr. Tech Designers
    • Set up and pass off fit comments. 
    • Update and maintain tech pack integrity.
    • Maintain Sample Library from prototypes through SMS. 
    • Partner with Art Team on decoration placement.
    • Daily interaction with Design, Merchandising, Product Development & overseas partners
    • Assist with building and implementing technical global standards library.
    • Support with additional departmental projects as necessary.

Requirements

    • Associates Degree in Apparel Design, Technical Design, Fit Engineer, or related field of study preferred
    • Preferred Internship experience in the fashion industry with knowledge of garment development and construction
    • 1-3 years of relative experience in the Apparel industry
    • Basic knowledge of pattern making, sewing, and garment construction
    • Must be deadline driven and have a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and follow-up skills
    • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and tasks in a fast-paced environment. Strong sense of urgency and intuitive sense of priorities & accuracy.
    • Able to take direction and work with various personalities
    • Knowledge of Illustrator and MS Office applications
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Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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