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Technical Fitting Designer – Pattern Maker

  •  2
  •  Ardooie
  •  Full-time, Day
  •  Indefinite duration

Bitten by patterns and design? You think that clothing and certainly work clothes should fit like a glove? Eager to take our brands to the next level with your passionate Sioen colleagues  in Ardooie? Want to be part of an innovative family business? Then this is the perfect job for you! – technical fit 

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What you do

  • You are part of the design department (Siotec) of the Apparel division, based in  Ardooie, which is responsible for the Sioen range
  • Siotec consists of about 20 experts and focuses on the development of custom made protective clothing at the request of customers, from design over pattern to production-ready product. 
  • You ensure that our protective clothing fits the wearer like a glove. You look at the behaviour of fits, develop and evaluate fittings with the help of specialized Gerber software. 
  • You work together with product managers and seek direction and consensus on the desired fit when creating a style and drawing out the first design. 
  • You pass on the first design to Sales via a pattern diagram or as a pattern or garment sample. 
  • You create a block pattern library and implement grading rules. You have a good knowledge of different grading systems. 
  • You will develop and monitor the accurate specifications of sizing for finished garments and ensure that they are consistent in size and fit within the brand and across product categories. 
  • You develop new concept fits and work on a fitting proposals for a clothing line or a project. 
  • We have our own production sites in Romania, Tunisia, Finland, Estonia, Indonesia and Myanmar. You are also in contact with them.  
  • You monitor developments in fashion and fits. 
  • You translate the design into bulk production while maintaining the fits and company standards. 
  • You evaluate the garments and determine whether  they meet the specifications, the construction and the fit.  
  • You identify potential problems with production, quality and costs and you give advice for improvement. 
  • You recommend new techniques or methods to improve the fit or cost. 


Who you are

  • You combine a Bachelor or Master degree with a first experience within a production environment of clothing.  
  • You have a technical background in clothing construction and a thorough knowledge of fits, including detailed knowledge of clothing production. 
  • You have experience with creating patterns, using Gerber software and being able to interpret anthropological data. 
  • You are a good communicator, a team player and have organizational skills. 
  • You work efficiently with tight deadlines. 
  • You are willing to travel abroad from time to time.  
  • You have a fluent knowledge of Dutch, French and English.

What to expect from us

  • A nice, traffic jam-free workplace in Ardooie, with great colleagues. A local team of passionate Sioen employees, part of an international group.  
  • A job in a stable, growing, profitable and international family business. 
  • A more than attractive salary package with fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, 13th month, group insurance, hospitalisation insurance, possibility of bicycle lease and flexible remuneration, ...  
  • Working in an innovative company that continuously invests in new products, installations and most importantly: people!?  
  • A flexible hourly harvester in function of a good work life balance!   
  • Freely schedulable leave. 
  • Possibility to partly working from home. 
  • Room for your own initiative. 
  • The opportunity to learn and grow through internal and external training. 
  • A contemporary working environment and offices.  
  • Fun company events. 
  • Last but not least: fantastic “passioenate” colleagues who go for it every day! 

The Passioen of

Jan Jan


A passionate family business
Dieter Dieter


Having fun at work every day
As a foreman in the weaving mill, Dieter is fully committed to his team every day. He motivates his team with a good briefing, solid training, and of course... a passioenate portion of fun! The freedom to manage his team that way improves the company and his role!
Guido Guido


Every day is different
For Guido, especially the many, daily variations in his job, as technical supervisor, is the reason why he likes to work at Sioen. "No shortage of fun challenges here! That way, we stay motivated and together we write the ambitious Sioen story."
Désirée Désirée


Fun moments with colleagues
Bettina Bettina


International and yet close
What does Passioen mean to Bettina? Being proud of more than 20 years' work in an international and ambitious company. "And the fact that Sioen is so close to my home is another big advantage. Now that's a dream job!
Tony Tony


Fun at all times
What is Passioen to Tony? No need to think about it long. "Working at Sioen is very nice: the atmosphere is always good and everyone is always ready to help each other. On top of that, I learn something new every day with such an innovative machine park. It gives me a sense of independence, which motivates me!"
Nick Nick


Hands-on with a lot of variety and interaction
"I work with both production and the office, this interaction is great! Even in a big company like Sioen, Nick and his colleagues are close enough to communicate smoothly. Sioen and Nick, that's a perfect match!
Debora Debora


I love the dynamics between the different departments
If we ask Debora what Passioen is to her, the answer is clear: Professionalism, innovation, and teamwork. "Everyone helps each other at Sioen!" This collaboration not only makes it fun to work at Sioen, but it also makes our company stronger!

Application procedure


You are applying? Well, that’s great! First, your application is confirmed and then we start working on your CV.


If the evaluation of your CV was positive, you will immediately receive an invitation for a first meeting with the HR Officer, Talent Manager or Chief HR.

First interview

In the first interview, our HR staff and/or a direct line manager determine how well you fit in at Sioen. For some positions, we do some additional tests.

Second interview

For certain positions a second interview is necessary. This interview is one with your immediate superiors, colleagues and/or CEO.

Contract proposal

Time to dot the i's and cross the t's! Our Chief HR makes you a contract proposal and together you discuss the conditions it contains.

Welcome at Sioen!

Congratulations! Now, you are one of our Sioen talents! On your first day, we will welcome you and get you ready for your first working day. Your colleagues will mentor you for the first six months.