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Senior Designer, Women's Private Label

Job title: Senior Designer, Women's Private Label
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $115,000/year - $125,000/year
Reference: 465742
Contact name: Sarah Stanley

Job description

Sr Designer, Women's Private Label (off-price and club accounts)

Client Overview: Our client is a global manufacturer of apparel, home and various consumer goods for major North American and European retailers.

Position Overview: The Sr Designer executes the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by creating and executing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process. 

SR DESIGNER RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Research and identify trend directions; create concept/mood boards, analyze collections, shop stores; perform competitive analysis; pull and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation decks for meetings
•Identify and design key items with a strong brand identity
•Execute development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment and cost structure
•Develop concepts for special design projects to expand categories into new areas or customers.
•Categories, Bottoms, knit and woven tops, bottoms and dresses for Missy and Plus sizes
• Guide and mentor direct reports
• Work with tech team to ensure proper fit and end use
• Work with Cad Designers to develop original prints, textile and embroidery designs
•Design according to line plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar
•Create Illustrator sketches; review line sheets; develop tech packs
•Source, select and review raw materials and trims ensure they are within price points
•Review styles with costing engineer to design into price points needed.
•Approve aesthetic and quality of print strike-offs, fabric and trims Customers & Relationships
•Coordinate follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design, production and vendors; manager interoffice communication
•Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers Leadership & Teams
•Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary

SR DESIGNER QUALIFICATIONS:
•Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented •Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative •Creativity, and sensibility for merchandising; ability to sketch
• Technical capability, proficient understanding of construction and expression of fit.
•Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
•Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
•8 + years experience in apparel design
•Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products
• Experience in 3-D Browzwear or other programs is a plus Apply for this job