Design Director (Baby)

Job title: Design Director (Baby)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York City, NY
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 402371
Contact name: Alana Yavers
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

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 


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