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Technical Developer - Handbags & SLGs

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

since our launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, kate spade new york has always stood for optimistic femininity. today, our brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—kate spade new york’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. under the vision of creative director nicola glass, we continue to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.


The successful candidate will leverage their technical development skills to...      

  • Key communicator of technical information in regard to achieving design aesthetic intent and clarity of design card information
  • Review samples for corrections including aesthetics, dimensions, hand feel, functionality and workmanship.
  • Create full scale technical construction sketches and specs to build cohesive collections
  • Maintain established standards, details (including hardware) and integrity of the product. Provide technical callouts while reviewing line in its entirety to ensure consistency
  • Create CADs for color blocking, material placement
  • Create full scale layouts as needed (ex: artwork layouts, detail specs and proportions)
  • Identify, clearly define, and resolve technical issues and partner with PD team to ensure comments are communicated


The qualified candidate will possess...

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in technical design / product development with focus on handbags / leather goods
  • Thorough understanding of the design and development process from inception through production; experience working with and in global factories
  • Leathergoods product construction and engineering required; 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


kate spade new york 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 kate spade new york at #LI-mh1

Req ID:  57580

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