ASSISTANT DESIGNER / ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Shantex Group, LLC.
New York, NY, USA
Posted 15 days ago
Full timeEntry LevelMid to Senior Level

About Our Company:

SHANTEX GROUP, LLC, which is representative of the biggest sweater manufacturer in Shandong China, locates its showroom in New York. We are specialized in various kinds of sweaters & knitted accessories showcasing on trend designs and novelty knitting techniques. We are a leading international sweater manufacturer and marketer of specialty products to the US, EU, and global markets. Our factories own a vast set of advanced technology including Stoll, Shima, and seamless knitting machines. Advanced technology and state of the art products have allowed us to establish a powerful market position and develop significant operations in China and internationally. Its yearly capacity is 20 million pcs across 3GG to 12GG, and its annual sales turnover is over 200 million US Dollars. The continued growth of the organization has created exciting opportunities for seasoned, energetic, and practical professional to join their management team to lead and develop their operations further.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Designer/Associate Designer supports the VP of Design in the research, design and development of Women’s, Juniors, Girls, and Men’s Sweaters. The ideal candidate is highly creative, energetic and possesses a high fashion aesthetic and youthful approach to design. They must also have strong organizational skills and thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment. This role is also responsible for maintaining the showroom for buy meetings and coordinating all development samples, design materials, and sample archive. 

Experience: 1+ years of Design and/or Showroom experience *Sweater experience is preferred

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field 

Schedule: This is a full-time position – working in office Monday-Thursday & work from home Friday

Salary: $60,000-75,000

Responsibilities

Assist with concept, silhouette, yarn, trims, and color research each season

Ability to develop original artwork for sample development

Render, recolor, and adjust CADs in Photoshop and Illustrator

Execute sketches and specs to communicate designs and request samples from overseas factories 

Stay up to date of current and emerging trends via retailing, web sites, social media, and trend services

Communicate with teams in NY and factories in Asia to ensure samples are executed properly and arrive on time

Confidently communicate with buyers and react quickly to buyer requests

Attend all buyer meetings, manage showroom calendar, and schedule appointments

Set-up and update all seasonal style books by account and season, actively update them with all new incoming development

Track and ship samples to buying teams / Receive all incoming design packages to the showroom

Responsible for design and development for all categories under the direction of the VP of Design

Review all development samples with VP of Design

Support and collaborate with VP of Design, buying partners, overseas and production team

Help maintain stock charts, color palettes, and digital sample archive

Build and maintain yarn and color libraries

Prepare showrooms for in-person sample reviews and meetings and/or offer support for digital presentations

Responsible for maintaining and organizing sample/material closets and showroom

Qualifications

1-2 years of Design and/or Showroom experience 

(Previous Sweater experience is preferred)

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Strong awareness of trends, color, and design eye

Detail Oriented – construction, style, fitting

Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Proficiency 

Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite: Office, PowerPoint, Excel & Word

Ability to balance multiple different accounts and design into different brand trends and aesthetics

Strong interpersonal skills & collaborative attitude

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Organized with excellent notetaking and follow-up

Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Hands-on mentality

Eager to learn and grow

Punctual, meticulous, and driven

This is a Full-time position – 5 days/week

Schedule is in office Monday-Thursday and work from home Friday

Ability to be flexible with hours and adapt to a deadline-focused calendar is necessary

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