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Apparel Designer, Juniors

Job title: Apparel Designer, Juniors
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 427161
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Company Overview: A fashion chain selling upscale womenswear and childrenswear.

Apparel Designer Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing samples for Women’s, Juniors, Missy clothing.
  • Oversee research and inspiration to create a cohesive concept each season, review emerging trends and shapes, and research local markets.
  • Collaborate with the design team to create mood and inspiration boards to showcase new trends, inspirations, materials, and silhouettes.
  • Partner with Merchandising to develop commercial components of each collection. Ensure that product is consistent with market trends and adheres to the codes of the Brand and the business strategy.
  • Oversee research and inspiration to create a cohesive concept each season, review emerging trends and shapes, and research local markets
  • Develop and implement seasonal line plans to feature a balanced product mix aligned with current trends and customer needs
  • Create a launch strategy for each collection to ensure the product is communicated effectively to the customer and product investments are supported
  • Manage the buying process and establish a pricing strategy to achieve margin goals in partnership with the planning team and VP of Product
  • Ensure deliveries and planned product flow are achieved on-time as outlined on the merchandise calendar, analyze historical customer characteristics, and identify opportunities for category expansion
  • Execute the merchandising strategy on a door-by-door basis for each retail store and eCommerce in partnership with planning and allocations teams
  • Provide competitive market analysis and manage seasonal industry trend recaps to ensure the product offering is aligned with trends in the market
Designer Qualifications:
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in junior/missy apparel design
  • Experience with discount merchandisers / private labels a plus
  • CAD, fitting, and approval experience required
  • Merchandising experience is a plus
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