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Technical Designer


New York, NY, US

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.


Technical Designer, Women’s Retail Bags

Technical Designer, Women’s Retail Bags:  Responsible for executing the technical design process from development through production. 


  • Partner with Design, internal Patternmakers and PD to translate Design intent into product technical specifications.
  • Key communicator of clarity of design card information from DC handoff through product approval.
  • Identify and resolve technical issues and partner with PD team to ensure comments are communicated.
  • Create CADs for color options/color blocking.
  • Create full scale layouts as needed (ex: artwork layouts, detail specs and proportions)
  • Create and update specification tech packs, including detailed technical sketches, graded measurements and construction details from development through to production.
  • Identify opportunities for cost engineering improvement and raw material optimization.
  • Maintain all elements of a Design Card through development process: clean sketches, dimensions, & proportions, materials placement, alternate views, detail view, hardware and thread list.
  • Execute and update all Design Card updates from 2nd proto through to commercialization.
  • Review samples for corrections including aesthetics, dimensions, hand feel, functionality and workmanship.
  • Execute options, mockups and revisions after Design review (i.e: embossing, scales, artwork placement, engineered embellishment placement, patchwork, details, etc.)
  • Provide technical callouts while reviewing line in its entirety to ensure consistency.
  • Own design card scrub on behalf of Design for technical accuracy and suggest options to achieve aesthetic intent and insure design elements are consistent across collections.
  • Provide technical insight into new silhouette development
  • Partner with Design and PD to offer options to meet design intent and margin targets for new silhouettes
  • Maintain established standards, details (including hardware) and integrity of the product.
  • Confirming label and marketing placement instructions for conformance to standards. 


  • Minimum 5 years work experience in technical design with focus on handbags/leathergoods
  • Thorough understanding of the design & development process from inception through production, including product construction and engineering; experience working with and in global factories
  • Advanced knowledge of industry construction standards and manufacturing, including materials (hardware, leather, fabric)
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Illustrator; ability to CAD in fast paced environment
  • Keen attention to detail, initiative, and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, fashion retail environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and resourcefulness
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at

Req ID:  59235

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