Fit Technician

Location: Laval, QC, Canada

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Location Details: Head Office

PostalCode: H7X 4G8

Category: Corporate

Requisition Number: 14929-FIT-05-03-2024

Date Opened: May 3, 2024

Number of Openings: 2

Job Type: Permanent

Pay Class: Full Time

Education: Some College/Certification completed

Career Level: Experienced

Who We Are:

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Hey, we're Ardene!

We're the ultimate destination in North America and beyond for head-to-toe apparel, footwear, and accessories - all at the best prices. In 1982, we started as an accessories and jewelry retailer. Today, we're on a whole new level, with 250+ stores in Canada, the USA and internationally – not to mention ardene.com and our app!

We believe that fashion shouldn’t be exclusive or intimidating – it should be celebrated with youthful confidence and fearless enthusiasm. Our journey is ongoing in this new era of retail, as we focus more than ever before on customer experience and sustainable practices.

We also take employee wellbeing and personal growth to heart. Our teams focus on driving initiatives in the area of mental health, diversity & inclusion, engagement and recognition. This includes our many mindfulness programs too, so our teams can create meaningful connections, lead with intention and kindness, and be their best selves at work and in their lives.

Want to learn more about Life at Ardene? Check out our careers site for the latest updates & read one-on-one personal interviews with team members from across Ardene.

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Description:

WHO YOU ARE:

We are looking for a Fit Technician to join our team! The candidate for this role will be responsible for technical aspects of the styles, prepare and organize fit samples. The Fit Technician makes corrections in order to ensure fit and quality standards are achieved and communicates all necessary information within the established timelines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Create tech packs for overseas development;
  • Educate suppliers in understanding the required pattern-making and construction requisites;
  • Develop and implement fit and quality standards by product by category;
  • Lead fit sessions with live models;
  • Identify and analyze problems, make sound recommendations and take appropriate action;
  • Communicate in a timely manner with suppliers any changes, corrections in a clear and concise manner;
  • Liaise between designer/coordinator and supplier with necessary updates/ info and delivery risks where applicable;
  • Follow-up on the daily communication with suppliers;
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records on sample approvals.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Diploma in Fashion Design or related field of study;
  • 5 or more years of experience as fit technician/patternmaking/grading;
  • In-depth knowledge of garment construction and fit;
  • Bilingual, with strong spoken and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Outlook and other MS Office applications;
  • Knowledge of Illustrator required;
  • Knowledge of Pad system is an asset;
  • Great organizational skills and a keen attention to detail a must;
  • Ability to foster teamwork and contribute in a team environment;
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Strong multi-tasking, time-management and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to prioritize;
  • Great organizational skills and a keen attention to detail a must

GROW WITH US!

We’re pretty proud to say that everything we do starts with our people – whether it’s in-store or at the head office. From sales associates and store leadership; dedicated in-house apparel and design teams; marketing, brand, and digital experts; stylists, photographers, and graphic designers; all the way to store concept and operations. We do it all. Ardene is truly a creative hub that is second to none.

Be part of a fun, dynamic and energetic team! Join our team and begin your career at one of North America’s top retail chains!

Ardene is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of an individual’s race, ancestry, color, place of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, citizenship, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, family status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

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