Assistant Designer - Sweaters, Denim & Menswear

New York & Company
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

BUSINESS/LOCATION:

New York & Company, Headquarters NYC

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Assistant Designer supports the Sweater, Denim & Menswear Designers in the design process by serving as a liaison to Technical Design and Sourcing. This individual administers the PDM needs for the design area and ensures that spec packages and updates are communicated effectively.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assist the Designer in adapting the concept for the season to the individual merchandise areas to which he or she is assigned.

· Assist the Designer in partnering with production, fabric development, and sourcing to design merchandise that fits within the costing parameters and target customer profile of the brand strategy.

· Ensure company objectives are met by helping create product that can drive sales and profitability in the organization.

· Administer the PDM needs for his or her area.

· Organize and build concept boards and presentations.

· Develop strong partnerships with key business partners to ensure alignment (e.g., Merchandising, Technical Design, and Sourcing).

· Support and participate in the Onboarding process of new associates.

· Foster a team environment in which information flows freely and decision making is based on a win-win philosophy; work towards desired outcomes by leveraging resources to achieve common organizational goals.

· Get to know the New York & Company customer by spending time in New York & Company stores during the Store Immersion process.

· Help create designs based on Merchant line plans and incorporate feedback for finalization.

· Assist in reviewing the line plan with the Merchants and agree on overall direction and content of the line for a season.

· Assist in the development of the complete concept for the season and adapt it appropriately to the individual merchandise areas to which he or she is assigned.

· Join in person fittings: sweaters & denim.

· Join TB meetings with merchants, vendors & follow-up.

· CAD (Denim & Menswear)

· Tech Packs (Denim)

· Market research all catagories.

REQUIREMENTS:

· 1-2 years of experience.

· Excellent design and sketching skills; Strong fashion and creative senses; keen trend awareness.

· Excel and Illustrator excellence.

· Strong English language skills, both written and verbal.

· Strong presentation skills and an ability to work well within a team-based environment.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in Design or relevant experience

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