Associate Designer, International Handbags

Steve Madden
New York, NY, USA
Posted 8 hours ago
Full timeRetail
General Summary:

This position assists the Designer and Design Director in the day-to day operations of the design department.

Major Responsibilities
  • Create swatch books for all fabrics, trim, used in design
  • Maintain an up-to-date picture record of all samples and also an up-to-date file of all names and style numbers
  • Check in all orders received and handle all shipping
  • Keep all sample rooms organized
  • Track all sample orders, and ad samples
  • Collaborate in sketching and detailing
  • Collaborate in designing the product line
  • Create line sheets
  • Preparation of correspondences, spreadsheets, and forms
  • Communicate with vendors
  • Assists in the confirmation process
  • Assists in brand direction and trend forecasting
  • Domestic and International travel
  • Special projects as needed
  • Other duties as required
Specific Job Skills
  • Ability to perform complex verbal and written communications face-to-face and in group settings
  • Majority of decisions are made utilizing established policies and procedures, and concern self and/or work responsibilities only
  • Work responsibilities occasionally concern confidential and/or sensitive information requiring the use of discretion
  • Job duties are somewhat varied, occasionally requiring conceptualizing, planning and implementing
  • Assertive self-starter with strong decision making ability
  • Ability to work in a multi-task, high pressure environment
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and time management skills essential
  • Strong follow-up and completion skills
  • Personable and excellent customer service skills are essential
  • Under limited supervision, anticipates and solves problems for self and other lower level employees
  • Provides basic work direction and support to small groups of usually skilled and semi-skilled employees
Education, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations And/or Experience
  • College degree in Arts/Fashion preferred
  • Ability to sketch and CAD
  • 2-4 years experience in the field
  • Creative background a plus
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Photoshop, and Illustrator

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