ASSISTANT DESIGNER-MEN'S LEATHER ACCESSORIES

Randa Corp
St Rose, LA 70087, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeManufacturing

Randa Apparel & Accessories is one of the world’s leading fashion clothing and accessories companies, spanning 11 countries, with a portfolio of 30 brands including Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Dickies and over 100 years of industry leadership. From the #1 dress pant brand in North America to the #1 belt and wallet, RAA produces exceptional products and services worldwide, delighting customers and making partners successful.

Position Overview:

Come join a creative team of designers with a passion for the details, designing belts and small leather goods. Accessory Designers collaborate with sales and merchandising, as well as licensed brand partners to create innovative and trend right collections of belts and wallets. Their main duties include trend and market research, and designing aesthetically pleasing and functional product, within the purview of the design director.

Functions:

  • Maintains an awareness of current design trends, influences and stays up to date on competitor research.
  • Designs and creates trend boards and collateral materials for both internal, licensors, and customer presentations.
  • Develops new materials, constructions and hardware for the brand of responsibility.
  • Collaborates with licensors, merchandising and design team by communicating, presenting, and explaining ideas internally.
  • Designs collections that meet brand direction as well as company initiatives and market needs. Guides the development process from research to technical development to market presentation.
  • Creates detailed technical drawings and specs for factory partners.
  • Conducts follow up of product design process to include preparation of tech packs, sample requests, Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) processes, communications with overseas factories, etc.
  • Achieves set goals with attention to detail, tracking progress & anticipating potential issues., and manages design calendar deadlines

    Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the activities enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/License Requirements:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Industrial Design or equivalent degree/experience

General Experience Requirements:

Required: 3-5 years of experience in relevant field (i.e. design or product development)

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities (e.g. software proficiency, language, project management):

Minimum 3 years working with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

Working knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite

Working knowledge web-based Product Lifecycle systems (PLM systems) a plus

3-D Software/printing experience a plus

Knowledge of raw materials, sourcing and designing within target costs

Working Conditions/Physical Demands (e.g. lifting 50 lbs., travel requirements):

Ability to travel domestically and internationally (25% - 30%), previous experience traveling overseas is a plus. Must able to receive, lift, open and unpack boxes containing product samples

Core Behavioral Attributes (e.g. Interpersonal and communication skills):

Solid communication and presentation skills

Creative, innovative and able to contribute unique ideas and concepts

Communicate well with all departments, including Merchandising, Sales, Packaging and Sourcing

Adaptability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment

Capable of taking direction and receiving constructive criticism from internal reviews

Contribute positively to the team dynamic; desire to work collaboratively.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge ofYuniquePLM– Gerber Technology
  • 3-D software/ printing experience
  • Experience working with Leather and PU

What we Offer:

  • Competitive base salary.
  • Three weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment.
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid parental leave.
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance options with low employee contributions.
  • Commuter benefit plan.
  • Optional supplemental life insurance, pet insurance, and accident & critical illness insurance offered at a group discount rate.
  • 401(k).
  • Unlimited access to our award-winning online fitness, and wellness program.
  • A great place to work, fast-paced, with terrific career growth.

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