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Design Director (Girls)

Job title: Design Director (Girls)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: 110k-140k
Reference: 438383
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Role Overview: Our client, a children's apparel brand, is looking for a design director who will be responsible for the design, execution and involved in merchandising of a major brand in both swimwear and outerwear. 

Design Director Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for building around the brand DNA and ensuring all product and development reflects the brand DNA and the target market.
  • Consistently shop marketplace, competitively and for inspiration and product opportunities.
  • Oversee the product direction and execution across all classifications of the brand.
  • Manage time and action calendar
  • Sign-off on all production escalating issues as they arise.
  • Partner with sales and creative teams to ensure that assortment reflects concept direction, sku plan and styling needs.
  • Responsible for all approvals, corrections, updates, and changes to the product line
  • Lead the merchandising process.
  • Analyze daily, weekly, and monthly performance identifying key styles and categories that drive sales and build off of successes.
  • Lead design meetings
  • Meet with buyers and licensors on product development and approvals
Design Director Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of related experience in Design and or Merchandising of outerwear/swimwear
  • Must understand the girl’s outerwear/swimwear market
  • Strong Merchandising sensibility, coupled with a commercial design eye
  • Proven track record of growing businesses, identifying trends, and delivering results
  • Understanding of the marketplace and competitive landscape in off price, mass market and department stores
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