Associate Designer, Knits & Sweaters

Tailored Brands, Inc.
Campbell, CA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Tailored Brands, Inc.

is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of menswear, including suits and a broad selection of business casual offerings as well as the largest provider of tuxedo rental products in the U.S. and Canada. We operate retail stores in all 50 states and Canada. Our U.S. retail stores are operated under the brand names of

Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Men’s Wearhouse and Tux, and K&G Fashion.

Our Canadian stores are operated under the brand name of Moores in ten provinces. Our purpose is to help our customers love how they look for moments that matter. We accomplish this by providing a personal, convenient, one-of-a-kind shopping experience with compelling products and world-class service. We help fulfill this mission by providing our employees with an engaging and inclusive workplace focused on teamwork, growth and respect. If you want to make a difference, be part of a great team and grow, you might be a perfect fit.


We offer a generous package of health, financial, professional, and work-life benefits. Benefits typically include:

  • Medical, prescription, dental, vision, savings accounts, wellbeing program, life/disability, commuter, accidental insurance, legal services, 401k.
  • Bereavement, paid holidays, floating holidays, vacation pay, sick leave, adoption assistance, employee discounts and so much more!

Work-Life Balance

We Offer Programs Such As

We understand the demands of work, school, family, and personal responsibilities. Through our work-life resources and programs we offer services for every stage of life to help you manage the day-to-day needs.

  • Zoom-Free Fridays | so you can catch up on work
  • Summer Fridays | from Memorial Day to Labor Day so you can enjoy a head-start to the weekend
  • Holiday Early Departure | close out early the business day before a company observed holiday

About The Job

We currently have an exciting opportunity for Design Associate to join our menswear fashion design team. This individual will possesses specialized knowledge in the fields of men’s fashion, design, merchandising, and technical design. The Design Associate helps facilitate the realization of the design team’s concepts and requires theoretically and practically applying knowledge of menswear design to work as part of the design team in creating concepts and pushing forth new designs, fabrications and colors for each season's collections.

What You’ll Do | Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in identifying trend influences, themes and inspiration for Corporate seasonal direction
  • Maintain communication and alignment with buyers from Buy Plan Meeting to Buy Decision
  • Maintain communication and alignment with buyers from Buy Decision to PO launch
  • Define product details (main materials, silhouette details, fit and overall aesthetic) that align with the Design Roadmap
  • Conduct market research to understand trends, identify relevant innovation
  • Identify new material needs (performance, quality, etc.)
  • Request material/swatch submits based on defined set of requirements (fiber content, performance characteristics, price point, etc.)
  • Review and provide feedback to mill on design aesthetic, including color and layout
  • Collaborate with Designer/Design Director to help define the material for use in product concept
  • Collaborate with Design team on all elements of the design process including: interior/technical trim needs, color standards for seasonal palette, and new material/color or trim/color combinations (including handloom, strike-off, etc. development)
  • Request, track, and provide feedback on exterior trim submits for development approval
  • Collaborate with design team in K-match development and corrections
  • Help identify main/design/aesthetic materials and their colors for the product and/or colorway
  • Work closely with the design and development team to create concepts and develop fabrics and trim
  • Review buying and selling history with merchant and design teams to help create seasonal product lines
  • Shop stores, fabric and trim markets for new pattern and fabrication ideas within budget guidelines
  • Monitor fashion trends for application to new and existing designs
  • Create design sketches for presentation boards and tech packs
  • Attend fit sessions and maintain current records on styles, blocks, and tech packs
  • Assist Design Director/Designer in the preparation of all fabric for buyer meetings
  • Assist Design Director/Designer in sourcing and approval of fabric samples, lab dips, strike-offs and other development materials
  • Liaise with product development, technical design and production teams to execute the seasonal product line
  • In collaboration with the rest of the Design team, ensure each of the following duties are completed timely and well:
    • Prepare and edit swatch boards and any other presentation materials
    • Produce and maintain development books, including handlooms, lab dips, and other fabric specifications and samples
    • Maintain all mill swatches throughout the season and manage the fabric library of fabric samples and prototypes
    • Prepare swatches to send to suppliers as part of development
    • Ensure the sample room is organized and well maintained to properly catalogue store bought samples and prototypes
    • Update seasonal charts and facilitate work flow as needed
    • Input information into PLM, as needed

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design, fashion merchandising/marketing, and/or design
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of design experience
  • Specialized knowledge in the fields of men’s fashion, focus on knits and sweaters design
  • Experience in garment construction, trims, fabrics, performance features, finish and fit
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Able to adjust priorities to meet deadlines with good follow through and a sense of urgency
  • Organizational skills necessary to handle multiple tasks and complete them accurately and within deadlines
  • Demonstrated creative abilities and fashion awareness
  • Think analytically and strategically given competing interests and strict deadlines
  • Technical sketching ability (flat and illustration); proficient in Illustrator, PLM, Photoshop and Excel
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week from the New York office with long hours as necessary to meet design and product development cycles and deadlines

Work Environment, Physical & Mental Demands

  • Ability to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, and reach on a daily basis
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Must utilize visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment
  • Hours regularly 40 hours per week


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Work Locations:

01068 New York Office 1400 Broadway 33rd Floor New York 10018




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