Manager Pattern Apparel - Running Apparel (m/f)

Herzogenaurach, Bayern (DE)
15 Sep 2016
13 Oct 2016
Job Type

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Leads and drives the Basic Pattern selection process, and understand future business needs to determine future basic pattern requirements
  • Develop basic and model patterns, drive the pattern creation of fully graded technically innovative basic and fit critical model patterns in cooperation with X-functional partners
  • Evaluates, creates and implements standard grading rules to ensure consistency in fit and contributes actively in terms of fit/principle pattern guidelines
  • Understands and considers relationship between pattern/material usage/yields during pattern creation as it relates to margins
  • Monitors performance, trains and consults on pattern creation and grading for area of responsibility
  • Develops training plans and manuals for the global pattern and Product Development teams. (i.e. how to measure manual)
  • Where applicable creates virtual prototypes to increase speed and efficiency of the product creation process
  • Manages the testing of new patterns and garment construction in cooperation with the sample shop if applicable

Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience: 

  • Advanced knowledge in pattern creation and grading with the ability to provide effective and cost efficient pattern solutions and an understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate designs on model level in regards to pattern execution/engineering
  • Consulting and training skills
  • Strong team player/communicator with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under multiple deadlines
  • Advanced skills in Gerber or similar CAD programs
  • Advanced knowledge in V-Stitcher or similar 3D programs


  1. Technical college/fashion school training in pattern making / grading, “Meisterbrief” or equivalent education
  2. Minimum of 2-3 years related work experience in garment industry in comparable role

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