Senior Manager

Technical Design

Posted on 4/30/2024

Short Story

Short Story

51-200 employees

Personalized styling service for petite women

Consumer Goods


San Francisco, CA, USA

  • BA or BS preferred
  • 12+ years of experience in technical design and product development within Women’s apparel
  • 8 years of management experience
  • Experience in Petites technical design is required
  • Lead the growing Technical Design team at Story Story, specializing in petite fit expertise.
  • Establish processes to maintain Short Story’s industry-leading position in fit and quality.
  • Educate and coach the Technical Design team to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Evaluate and stabilize processes and tools to execute product strategies efficiently.
  • Drive innovation in technical design work and establish best-in-class tools.
  • Streamline development process to drive speed, bandwidth, and accuracy.
  • Champion for product excellence in fit and quality.
  • Hold partners accountable for excellence in fit and quality metrics.
  • Partner with vendors to ensure products meet fit goals and quality standards.
  • Foster strong vendor co-creation partnerships with clear standards.
  • Introduce innovation and leverage supplier expertise in fit and product creation technologies.
  • Leverage data to strengthen the technical design process and inform decision-making.
  • Prioritize talent development and provide transparent feedback.
  • Partner with the Head of Product Development and Sourcing to evolve team structure and partnerships.

Short Story specializes in providing a tailored styling service specifically for petite women. By utilizing personalized styling algorithms and integrating community-building features, this company not only enhances the shopping experience but also cultivates a supportive environment for its clientele. This targeted approach in a niche market combined with a focus on technology and community engagement makes it an exciting workplace for those passionate about fashion technology and customer satisfaction.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, dental and vision benefits

Unlimited vacation

Competitive startup compensation

Opportunity to work with a dedicated and experienced founding team

Company meals & events

Professional development resources

Opportunity to progress rapidly through your career