Jobs - Technical Designer & Production Manager

Who We Are

Ski The East is a fast growing outdoor apparel brand based in Burlington, VT. We have been building the finest ski lifestyle clothing since 2005 all while shredding Volkswagen-sized moguls, neck deep powder, and rock hard ice with a smile on our faces. Our company has a casual office atmosphere and plenty of excellent microbreweries, farm-to-table restaurants, and America’s “6th Great Lake” (Lake Champlain) right out our front door.

We recently moved into the best office space in the state: Hula Lakeside - which houses a cafe, gym, bar, indoor gardens as well as a beach surf club and bike path mere steps away. Did we mention the beautiful Green Mountains nearby that have the deepest snow and best ski resorts in the region?


Who We’re Looking For

Have you created detailed tech packs for apparel before? Do you have job experience in apparel development or supply chain management? Can you tell the difference between flatlock and overlock stitching? Do you have a great sense of apparel style, construction, fit, fabrics, and color? Do you want to help design, develop, and deliver fresh collections of clothing for the outdoor industry?

If you answered yes to these, and have a reasonably well developed sense of humor, then you just might be the right candidate for noble entry into our Wolf Pack. This job will be approximately 50% sourcing & development, 50% technical design & production delivery. The person in this position will work to develop, design, source, budget, and ensure on-time delivery of goods for the Ski The East brand. We are seeking a candidate that can thrive in a fast paced, multi-tasking, small company environment with our team of 7 people.


Tasks Include:

  • Managing development through the production process, including prototypes, fabrics & trims
  • Daily communication with suppliers to ensure aesthetics, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Work with our team to negotiate prices, terms, and contracts with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Preparation of detailed line sheets, tech packs, bills of materials, and size grading
  • Measurement of garments and construction details against issued specifications
  • Keeping designs on-brand while also pushing into new territory for the future
  • Market research to stay on top of trends, create style boards
  • Create timelines for product development, sourcing, prototyping, and delivery within strict deadlines
  • Research new opportunities for sourcing both overseas and domestically
  • Communication with manufacturers to perfect prototypes and ensure on-time delivery
  • Work with our team to brainstorm new product ideas, and present sketches and mood boards
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed for trade shows and supplier visits
  • Other related duties as assigned


This should be you:

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • Mastery of Adobe Illustrator
  • Competency in Photoshop and Excel
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy. Must have an eagle-eye
  • Excellent communication skills: oral and written
  • Ability to plan, stay organized, stay on schedule, and make quick decisions
  • Broad knowledge of wovens and knits, fabric types, trims, stitches, interior finishes, styles, color, fits, size grading, pattern making, constructions, knitting qualities, and gauges
  • Familiarity with apparel manufacturing from start to finish
  • Familiarity with apparel sourcing from a variety of countries
  • Firm grasp of the ski and outdoor apparel industry, and their respective style trends
  • Super creative with the drive to make wonderful products
  • Ability to work with men’s, women’s, and youth apparel design
  • Multi-tasking ninja warrior and team player
  • “Keeps The Shred Alive” and is generally a friendly person


Would also be cool if you had experience in some of this:

  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Graphic design
  • E-Commerce
  • Mogul Skiing


More incredible info:

  • Position: Full Time, in-person (not remote)
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Start Date: Immediately


Benefits for Part Time Employees include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • 401K Retirement Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays totaling 40+ days per year
  • Powder Days off to go ski
  • Flexible work hours
  • Flexible remote work policy
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Paid Cell Phone Plan
  • Opportunities For Bonuses
  • Incredible brand new collaborative office space on the shores of Lake Champlain
  • Paid Gym membership
  • Paid Burlington Surf Club membership
  • Free Season Pass to local ski resort
  • Workday Recreation
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Community Volunteer Involvement
  • Loads of Free Gear


Interested applicants should send an introductory letter, resume, and links or attachments to a portfolio. The letter should be in the email body, and attach the resume.

Send your packet-of-awesome to and use the words “Tech Designer Manager” in the email subject title. We’ll respond to some of you. All of you after it’s done.

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