Apparel Designer

Robert Half
St Paul, MN, USA
Posted 7 hours ago
$55,000 — $85,000 / year
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Staffing and Recruiting,Retail


  • Permanent, Direct Hire Position
  • On site position, team collaborates daily
  • Competitive, comprehensive benefit package included
  • Outstanding opportunity to grow one's career with a rapidly expanding organization

The Apparel Designer is involved in all aspects of design and development of our client's eco-made lifestyle apparel. The designer will combine trends, market research, fabric innovations, creativity, and unique detailing to create products that match our mission and standards. This role is fast-paced and multi-faceted - including the full gamut of the product development calendar: concepts, designs, fabric selection, PLM maintenance, fit/quality standardization, and product launches. You're eager to learn, will help in any way, have an eye for fashion, and are passionate about building an inspiring, sustainably sourced product line.


  • Research market trends, competitive offerings, and sustainable sourcing methods.
  • Work with team to outline the full product line assortment and brand initiatives.
  • Develop innovative concepts and designs that reflect design standards and business objectives.
  • Continually seek/source new fabrics, trims, and technology.
  • Assist with creating and updating the PLM with product details.
  • Manage all product development timelines with a crazy level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Effectively communicate (externally and internally) through all phases of development.
  • Lead or assist with every aspect of the development process including lab dips, fittings, and other submits.
  • Be the sustainable sourcing subject matter expert.
  • Enforce branding guidelines for apparel.
  • Support design team with seasonal product presentations - internally and externally.
  • Work with Marketing Team in the development of marketing materials that best showcase the products.
  • Act as cross-departmental liaison, creating a consistent flow of communication throughout the organization.
  • Additional duties as required.


  • College degree in apparel design or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in men's/women's apparel design
  • Full understanding of both creative and technical design
  • Experience designing full collections and complete product cycles from concept to finish
  • Strong understanding of lifestyle, outdoor-inspired apparel trends
  • Material and textile construction and product knowledge
  • Fit experience and understanding
  • Experience and ability to successfully communicate with overseas factories
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advance software knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, PLM software and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience driving all development calendar milestones and meeting deadlines
  • Creative eye, ability to design outside the box, solution mindset

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