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Technical Designer (Marmot and ExOfficio)','1800137','California-Rohnert Park','Newell Brands - Outdoor & Recreation','Full-time','!*!Position Title:                     Technical Designer

Location:                              Rohnert

Park, California

Reports to:                           Technical Design Manager

Newell Brands is a global marketer of consumer

and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they live, learn,

work and play. We are committed to building consumer and commercial brands that

matter while leveraging the benefits of being one company: shared expertise,

operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation.

This is a job summary which includes essential

job duties of this position. More specific information regarding duties may be

provided upon request.

The Technical Designer is accountable for the

commercialization of Newell Brands Technical Apparel (NBTA) products within an

assigned category/product line in accordance with established development

processes, established quality standards and the company timeline. NBTA is a division

of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), a globally-recognized designer, developer,

marketer and retailer of high-performance technical apparel and equipment with

a portfolio of brands that includes Marmot® and ExOfficio®. The Technical

Designer manages aspects of the development process such as the specification

package and development of samples. This position works with cross functional

teams throughout the creative process of the product.


Creates and maintains product specification packages

using Technical Apparel (Marmot/ExO) approved methodology. Interfaces with

Design Department to verify details of designs. Works with other departments

such as Warranty, Customer Service, Asia QA, etc. (in house and off shore) to

answer questions about the assigned category/product line.Maintains development documents including

specification packages, development tracking report and other documents as

required. Uses Adobe Illustrator to develop and revise design documentation.

Excel is the software base used for spec packages development and maintenance.Approves and communicates specifications -

communicates with contractors, technical design and materials staff to develop

samples through commercial viability and complete production approval. Communicates

with contractors to clarify specifications and/or detail changes during the

development process. Serves as secondary contact once lines are in production,

working with Sourcing, Design & Production colleagues.Organizes and maintains each round of samples for

assigned product categories from 1st counter sample through sales samples

(SMS), size runs, pre-production samples (PP) and top of production sample

(TOP).Actively manages professional


Product Fit Approvals

Drives apparel fit sessions to maintain consistency

and quality of fit across the brand categories from season to season.Partners with Designer and Category Manager in fit

sessions where necessary, primarily to ensure design lines and end use aspects

are considered in overall product category fit scheme.Manages and completes projects end to end: design

standards, records and library of sketches, samples availability and accuracy.Ensures fabrications and designs are good matches,

sustains development timeframes based upon industry best practices and adheres

vehemently to timelines and deliverables.

','!*!University or four-year college degree in fashion design or

equivalent industry experienceA minimum of 1-3 years of experience in apparel technical design

and various phases of developmentPractical knowledge of related functions including apparel design,

product development, customer service, wholesale sales, merchandising,

inventory planning and distributionPractical knowledge of product application and functionality

preferredA passion for the Outdoor Industry and Travel / Adventure a plusStrong verbal and written communication skillsAbility to communicate in multicultural environments where English

is limitedAble to effectively present information and respond to questions

from managers, colleagues and vendorsStrong analytical skills and data-driven thinking; must apply

algebra and geometry conceptsCalculation of proportions and percentages of a product are

critical; must be able to calculate measurements such as length of trims for

various sizes and compare previous season to current season fabric usages for

margin decreases or maintenanceProficiency in all Microsoft programs; intermediate Microsoft Excel

skills requiredProficiency in Adobe Illustrator requiredKnowledge of data base software preferredHighly driven, self-motivated and capable of working without

significant supervisionProven ability to work in a fast paced and evolving environmentAbility to manage and lead changeFlexible nature with the ability to react quickly and sometimes

creatively to business needsTeam playerExcellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple

projectsA sense of humorAble to travel internationally and domestically up to 10% of the




Newell Brands

Technical Apparel (NBTA), a division of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), is a

globally-recognized designer, developer, marketer and retailer of

high-performance technical apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands

that includes Marmot® and ExOfficio®.


Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong

portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO,

Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver,

Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon,

Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of

millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they

live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal

Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

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Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®. With sales in more than 100 countries, our products help consumers flourish where they live, learn, work and play – all over the world.

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