Associate Fashion Designer (NYC)

BCI Brands LLC.
New York, NY, USA
Posted 20 days ago
Full time

BCI Brands designs, sources, and markets nationally and internationally an extensive range of women's careers, casual sportswear, and dresses. Our products are sold through all primary retail distribution levels, principally under various trademarks and private label brand names.

The Associate Designer will work closely with the Design Director on the development of the line.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Creative Director with the design process from initial inspiration to final production
  • Communicate daily with sales and production to ensure design sheets are being completed properly and in a timely manner
  • Create and execute on the vision of the Creative Director, ensuring that the product is consistent with market trends, while defining the brand identity and overall business strategy
  • Developing Design sheets in Exenta (PLM System)
  • Updating reorder bodies with new ideas while incorporating upcoming trends
  • Sourcing trims, prints and novelty fabrics with venders/In the market
  • Choosing matching linings
  • Setting up new silhouettes in prints and new fabrications in our in house sewing room to get cut and sewn
  • Supporting the head designer in creating and organizing a cohesive line
  • Creating inspiration boards
  • 3-4+ years of fashion design experience
  • Knowledge of garment construction and patterns
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Self-starter and proactive worker
  • Enthusiastic and team-oriented with sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of Exenta is not required but is definitely a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Pattern construction would be great, but not required
  • Must be fluent in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience working in Procreate would be great, but not required
  • Must be able to sketch (Flats/Floats) in Procreate or Illustrator
  • Learns quickly and eager to learn all parts of the industry
  • Must have an eye for Merchandising, Assorting Fabrics/Garments accordingly
  • Must be comfortable with long hours, if needed
  • Portfolio preferred!

Please note the annual salary for this full-time, exempt position is between $65-75k.

BCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, family responsibility, national origin or ancestry citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, or as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

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