Assistant Designer Pants & Suiting

New York, NY, USA
Posted 19 days ago
$50,000 — $55,000 / year
Full time

The Assistant Designer supports the creation and development of the category into a marketable product line.

The starting salary range is $50,000 - $55,000.

What We Offer:

  • Growth! Here at Talbots our goal is to give you the tools to grow beyond this position and into the next.
  • Condensed Work Week! If we have no work obligations, our Life-Work balance approach allows for us to start our weekend at 1pm on Fridays.
  • Complete Benefit Package! Our benefits kick off the first day of the month after your start date! Discover more about our full benefits package here. We have competitive time off, including paid time to volunteer within the community.
  • Merchandise Discounts! 50% off Talbots and our Haven Well Within brand as well as local business discounts (where applicable)!

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

What You'll Do:

  • Participates in all stages of seasonal category product development.
  • Executes tech packs, utilizing Adobe Illustrator for flat and technical sketches, prepares pitch and trim sheets under supervision of Sr. Designer.
  • Completes and maintains paperwork process for department, including design boards and the preparation and updates of sketches and product specifications.
  • Consistently shops the marketplace (locally and through the web) to provide innovative ideas for category.
  • Strong understanding of Talbots customer -- ability to present ideas through sketching, presentation boards and details that translate and reflect brand identity.
  • Partners with Senior Designer and cross-functional teams (Product Development, Sourcing, Technical Design, Research + Development and Merchandising) to ensure all phases of goal development from initial design to final product are being met.
  • Assists with fittings, keeps details notes and provides input/feedback as necessary.
  • Responsible for achieving all calendar deadlines for Design.
  • Manages and maintains trim and development library.
Who You’ll Work With:
  • Internal: Product Development, Sourcing, Technical Design, Research + Development, CAD, Merchandising, Facilities
  • External: Market Vendors, Fabric Mills, Factory Representatives
Who You Are:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion or Design preferred
  • Minimum 1+ year(s) experience
  • Proficient with computer programs including Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and Illustrator (a must)
  • Working experience using MS Teams, a plus
  • Experience working in PLM, a plus
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Key attention to detail
  • Ability to initiate, anticipate needs and manage up
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Team player who enjoys a collaborative work environment

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