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Christopher & Banks Technical Designer in Plymouth, Minnesota


Christopher & Banks is hiring a Technical Designer for our Corporate office located in Plymouth, MN!

The Technical Designer participates in fit sessions and works with the Buyers to achieve desired garment fit. Measures and evaluates samples to ensure vendors meet company fit specifications. Communicates the pattern and fit changes to vendors and maintains the garment specifications database.

How you will spend your time...

  • Ensure consistent fit for product categories by leading fit sessions and working with buyers for Christopher & Banks and/or CJ Banks brands to achieve the desired garment fit and sizing specifications.

  • Measure garments and input data into spreadsheet format and communicate changes, corrections, or revisions to vendors and buyers using PLM Suite software.

  • Develop patterns for product development as needed. Provide instructions for pattern changes or production processes to domestic and foreign vendors including stitching and seam specification.

  • Anticipate and participate in resolution of pre-production and production problems, while in the fit process.

  • Maintain fit records, grade rules, and basic bodies Library.

What you will need to be successful....

Education: Bachelor's or Associates degree in Apparel Design, Textiles, or related field or equivalent experience


  • Minimum 3 years of Technical Design experience in the apparel industry, women's apparel industry preferred

  • Previous experience working with live fit models preferred

Knowledge/Skills/ Certifications/Other

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pattern development and sewing processes as they pertain to garment production and labor constraints

  • Thorough understanding of fit as it relates to pattern changes

  • Ability to adapt to ongoing changes in direction and priorities

  • Strong attention to detail with a focus on maintaining quality standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficient with drawing tools and digital camera

  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management software preferred

Always in style, your career at Christopher & Banks....

When Gil Braun opened the first Braun’s Fashions in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1956, he opened it with “her” in mind: local women who were full of life and wisdom, confident in their beliefs and in search of styles that made them feel fabulous at a price they would love. That spirit continued when Braun’s Fashions opened its first stores under the Christopher & Banks banner in 2000. The same year, the company introduced CJ Banks, opening 20 stores designed to meet the need for sizes 14-24 in the underserved women’s apparel market.

Today, Christopher & Banks operates almost 500 stores nationally, and still focuses on putting “her” first, providing our customers with style, value and service that help her look fabulous and feel amazing, every day and for life’s special moments. Missy, women’s and petite sizes are available in stores and online for our customers’ convenience. Please read more about us at

ID 2019-3230

Category Technical Design/Quality