You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.

Product - Associate, Technical Textile Developer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

The mission of the Technical Textile Design Department is to bring ultimate technical knowledge to translate prints, graphics, patterns, and embellishments into actionable blueprints.


Aritzia is growing, and our Technical Textile Design team is growing with it. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team responsible for working closely with our suppliers as well as the Creative Design and Creative Textile Design teams to execute their vision in prints, patterns, graphics and embellishments to Aritzia's requirements. You will partner with our suppliers to create and technically specify blueprints for strike off development, targeting a reduction in development lead time and high aesthetic textile programs. And, with the skills you gain in this role the opportunities are endless - from a rewarding career in Technical Textile to continued growth with Aritzia.


As the Associate, Technical Textile Developer , you will:
  • Select the most effective textile application methods that will produce the highest quality result
  • Ensure all detailed specifications are expertly captured across all prints, graphics, patterns, and embellishments
  • Develop blueprints in alignment with the creative vision that outline the desired aesthetic and technical outcomes
  • Partner with suppliers as they develop strike offs, ensuring adherence to time and action plans and approved production timelines
  • Ensure technical feedback and approvals from cross-functional teams are communicated effectively to suppliers


The Associate, Technical Textile Developer has:
  • Proven skills, education, and/or applicable certifications in:
    • Partnering with external suppliers to communicate technical specifications for prints, graphics, patterns and embellishments
    • Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems or other enterprise business systems
    • Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
    • Data analysis and Microsoft Excel
    • Colour theory and colour correction
  • A commitment to learn and apply Aritzia's Values, Business and People Leadership principles
  • The ability to collaborate fluently with cross-functional partners.
  • A commitment to quality and investing in results that add value to the business
  • An understanding and a passion for the industry in which we operate


The typical hiring range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 CAD per year. The final agreed upon salary may vary based on factors such as job-related knowledge, skills and experience. Additionally, this position may be eligible for bonus.

We are always looking for top talent - if your qualifications differ from those listed above, the scope of work and final agreed upon salary may be adjusted to reflect your individual qualifications.

Aritzia's Everyday Luxury compensation package goes beyond the base salary with endless growth and recognition opportunities through our pay-for-performance philosophy. Along with comprehensive benefits, aspirational workspaces and elevated employee perks and experiences - we provide it all.


Some of the industry-leading benefits you will receive working at Aritzia:
  • A-OK Commissary & Café - Our in-office, world-class bistro and café
  • The SET - Our in-house gym, with state-of-the art equipment and custom classes
  • Aspirational Workspace - Every detail is considered to connect to the energy of the culture
  • Amenities - Facilities include private parent's room, bike storage rooms, and shower facilities with complimentary conveniences
  • Product Discount - Our famous product discount, online and in store


Aritzia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Our goal is to be inclusive, diverse, and representative of the communities where we work while creating an environment where every person can enjoy a successful career. This commitment applies to all candidates and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, disability, age, and any other protected characteristic.

Requests for accommodation due to a disability or any other protected characteristic can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and during employment by contacting our People & Culture Team.
Creative and Graphic Design Software and Programming