ONE Jeanswear Group, Inc. has a great opportunity for a Sr. Designer, Wovens for the Jessica Simpson brand. The Designer will design products from concept through production with a focus on fit, fabric and finish. The Designer must be able to identify emerging fashion trends and business opportunities to be at the forefront of design in this zone. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Research and identify trend directions * Create inspiration boards and participate in trend overviews for each season * Partner with knits team on creating overall seasonal concepts and big ideas * Consistently shop marketplace, our competitive set and for inspiration and product opportunities * Plan the line according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends * Develop product, and marketing concepts for emerging categories or items, hot spots and blitz styles * Develop fabrics, color palettes, special trims and styling details * Ensure product is being designed within cost parameters * Work with suppliers on execution to make sure the elements fall within our cost targets * Manage all overseas communication with sample facilities for sample execution * Attend all comparison fittings, proto fittings and production fittings * Give concise feedback to technical design on how to adjust garments * Ensure production fits are to our specifications * Merchandise and style showrooms for market * Present line to EVP of Merchandising, Sequential Brands and sales team * Collaborate with marketing and sales on collateral for buyers and in store marketing needs * Build strong cross-functional relationships with sales, production, tech, fabric R&D and marketing * Adhere to time and action calendar * Work closely with VP of Design in all aspects of product development
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* BA degree from accredited art/fashion school * 7 +years of experience in apparel design * Ability to lead and manage a team * Able to provide creative direction for the team to follow from season to season * Ability to interface with Department heads outside of Design i.e., Production/Sales to drive results * Ability to develop a line from concept to completion without supervision from supervisors * Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand/consumer * Knowledge of MS office * Proficient sketching in Illustrator * Capable to in Photoshop * Strong organizational and problem solving skills * Ability to multi task and prioritize * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
~ When applying, please include the link to your on-line portfolio or, upload examples of your work (include sketches). Thank you.
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