Lead Merchandiser/Designer (Baby) Company Overview
Girls’ apparel wholesale company is currently seeking a lead merchandiser/designer specializing in girls newborn, infant and toddler fashion apparel to serve as the lead merchant/designer for the category.
Lead Merchandiser/Designer Responsibilities
Research and shopping of competitive and inspirational markets to identify new trends, fabrics, and techniques while understanding the cost parameters of the competitive landscape.
Adhere to seasonal calendars to meet all design and production deadlines
Oversees the complete follow through of the product from conception throughout the complete production process.
Provides overall recommendations and sets tone regarding style and fit
Fully responsible for ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as it relates to market demands, company DNA and business strategy.
Reviewing and commenting on all factory submits
Maintain daily communication with Merchandising and design teams, Production, and Technical Design Teams.
Set seasonal fabric and trim direction.
Work with Product Development and Production teams on any development issues.
Take creative direction and implement into a full seasonal line plan
Lead Merchandiser/desigenr Skills and Requirements:
Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
Agile, with proven ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
Strong eye and understanding of the fashion market
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques,
Strong understanding of fabrication and trims being used in the girls Newborn to toddler fashion girls market
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
Must have 3-5 years’ experience in merchandising or design specifically in newborn to toddler apparel
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, illustrator etc.
Strong ability to cad/sketch