Flor Bakhshi Technical Designer Manager
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Over 20 years of sophisticated technical design, Fit, (women’s Missy / plus size, men’s, young adults, and kids) with substantial success of developing/implementing technical packages, grading, Block building, detailed sketches, garment construction techniques, and fabrication expert of knits, woven, leather, etc while spearheading end to end management of technical design to execute a great fit in a short period of time which resulted in decreasing cost and increasing revenue in double digit in less than a year. Credible history of forging solid relationships with diverse range of vendors to source resources and ensure adherence to quality/safety standards. Articulate communicator with capacity fostering interdepartmental collaboration to deliver designated projects within time and budgetary constraints.
. Areas of Expertise include:
Career in Apparel Design
Design & Merchandising Processes
Technical Design Implementation
PLM, WEB PDM, power point
Cost Reduction & Avoidance
Master Pattern Creation
Vendor Performance Inspection
Team Training & Leadership
Incident Detection & Prevention
Innov8 Partners Modesto, CA 2017 to 2020
Technical Designer Manager
Managed development and implementation of vendor-ready technical specification packages and technical designs for category. Established productive business relations with external vendors to develop and ensure compliance with standards, while steering category fit sessions.
Spearheaded all stages of seasonal design and merchandising processes from inception to completion in collaboration with design, production, and merchandising departments.
Monitored and analyzed reliability, quality and performance of vendors and developed safety manual to mitigate recordable incidents.
Oversaw recruitment and training process for technicians and fit models to check the fit, drape and visual appearance of a design.
Conducted in-depth market/trend analysis for fit and garment construction methodologies to discover and capitalize on existing market opportunities.
Royal Robbins Modesto, CA 2014 to 2017
Technical Design Manager
Executed procedural analysis in coordination with merchandising, design, production, and external vendors to implement predefined fit, construction, and quality standards, as well as grade rules and tolerances. Strategized category assortment plans based on garment construction, fabric costing, and consumption by coordinating with multiple business units.
Prepared Time-and- Action calendar (TNA) for tracking and following up of important milestones in preproduction processes to ensure timely delivery within stipulated delivery date
Liaised with internal/external stakeholders and developed business rapport with suppliers, vendors, and licensors aimed at reducing cost and increasing operational efficiency.
Innovation ( Nobbis ) Markham, Ontario 2012 to 2014
Technical designer / product developer Manager
Drafted master pattern onto fabric before being cut out and assembled and graded pattern to ensure optimum fit in all sizes.
Drew layout and cut master pattern of product and marked all necessary identifications.
Maintained brand specifications and fit standards for all garments that included consistency of fit, overall silhouette, and high standards of quality and detail.
Optimized balance, fit, and overall quality of garment by delivering actionable recommendations regarding specs, pattern, and construction procedures techniques.
INC. (Fairweather) Toronto, Ont 2010 to 2012
Technical designer / product developer Manager
Fostered effective collaboration with buyers/merchants to finalize fit and aesthetic details, while using software, technical sketches, and digital photos for effective communication with suppliers. Utilized Illustrator to create tech pack, specs, fabric, trim details, and technical sketches.
Participated in weekly meetings to foster cross-functional collaboration for exceeding set performance goals.
Communicated standardized grade rules for bulk production and validated fit and construction of garments to ensure project completion within time constraints.
CTL, (Wal-Mart) Mississauga, Ont 2009 to 2010
Supervisor Technical Designer
Evaluated operational procedures to identify performance gaps and deliver insights for increasing productivity and product quality.
Validated authenticity of PO production schedule and production status information by steering vendors and product planning team.
Designed and developed Technical spec packages, Technical Sketch, Patterns, and Grading.
Delivered actionable recommendations to vendors on pattern correction.
Graded master pattern to proportionally increase or decrease the size of a pattern, while maintaining shape
Conducted regular sample tests to ensure quality of all factors involved in production.
Additional experience as Supervisor Product developer / Technical designer at Adele Wechsler Senior Technical Designer at Amerella Plant Manager at Rue de La Maille.
Honors Fashion Designer / Web Graphic Design
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