Associate Concept Designer

maurices
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail
Brand Overview

maurices is a women’s apparel retailer that celebrates feel good fashion for real life. It’s committed to its service with style promise and offering affordable fashion that takes women from workday to weekend and all of life’s adventures in between. With inclusive sizing from 0-24, maurices is famous for its versatile styles including key categories such as denim, dresses, tops, and more. Established in 1931, maurices operates 935 stores in communities across North America. Discover even more fashion at maurices.com.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Associate Concept Designer to join our team located at our Maurices NYC Dsgn Off-maurices-New York, NY 10011.

Ready to help bring feel good fashion for real life™ to hometowns across North America? Join our family of amazing individuals in our corporate office in Duluth, Minnesota, ranked one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2019. Since 1931, we’ve helped women look and feel their best every day — making maurices not only a special place to shop, but a great place to work and connect. Apply today!

General Description

Position Overview:

Assist Concept team with research, and support setting up presentation of apparel and accessory trends and color direction for the brand seasonally and by floor set date.

Performance Requirements

Research/Analysis/Communication

  • Assist with market research, help identify and edit fashion and color trend information via runway shows, forecasting services, magazines, and the internet that is brand right. Aid in communicating information to respective teams
  • Actively participate in maintaining a customer focused mindset , always seeking to know the customer better to deliver brand right concept direction
  • Pull inspirational imagery and assist in the building of mood boards, and trend materials
  • Utilize trend analysis , best/worst selling reports. color performance, and consumer behavior in the development of future trends in partnershipo with the Concept Manager.
  • Travel domestically and internationally to shop current market trends and attend trade shows and trend presentations as directed.

Manage Process

  • Manage concept color process and color library
  • Pull and match color back to rig samples and trend resources to build palettes by zone and floor set.
  • Communicate palette changes and updates to cross functional team members
  • Manage distribution of seasonal color palettes
  • Facilitate trend presentation materials and publications as directed by Concept Manager.

Partnership and Collaboration

  • Strategize with Concept team, Design Directors, Designers, and Merchant partners to solidify seasonal brand point of view for trends, big ideas, and key items
  • Manage and leverage relationships with cross-functional teams both internally and externally
  • Effectively manage cross functional relationships, providing leadership, exhibiting influence and expertise to positively affect results

Education

WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design or a related field

Experience

  • 3-4 years experience in one or more of the following positions preferred:

Fashion design, product development, trend analysis, merchandising, buying

Skills

  • Creative and innovative: strong fashion sense and ability to adapt trends to the brand
  • Ability to provide information, recommendations, and communicate Concept Manager’s direction to Design, PD, and

Merchants to influence trend and buying decisions.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal)
  • Team player
  • Ability to take direction and adapt to business needs
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Solution based thinker

Location:

Maurices NYC Dsgn Off-maurices-New York, NY 10011

Position Type

Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.

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