Designer, Walmart Private Label

24 Seven Talent
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Client Overview:One of the world’s leaders in the design, development and sourcing of consumer goods. Headquartered in London, with offices throughout Europe and the USA, our client provides a diverse and dynamic range of private label products across apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and many other divisions.

Position Overview:The Designer executes the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by creating and executing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.

Designer Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify trend directions; create concept/mood boards, analyze collections, shop stores; perform competitive analysis; pull and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation decks for market meetings
  • Identify and design key items with a strong brand identity
  • Execute development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment and cost structure
  • Develop concepts for special design projects to expand categories into new areas or customers.
  • Categories including women’s bottoms
  • Guide and mentor direct reports
  • Work with tech team to ensure proper fit and end use
  • Work with Cad Designers to develop original textile and embroidery designs
  • Design according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Create Illustrator sketches; review line sheets; develop tech packs
  • Build 3-D bodies
  • Source, select and review raw materials and trims ensure they are within price points
  • Review styles with costing engineer to design into price points needed.
  • Approve aesthetic and quality of print strike-offs, fabric and trims
  • Coordinate follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design, production and vendors; manager interoffice communication
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers

Designer Qualifications:

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
  • Creativity, and sensibility for merchandising; ability to sketch
  • Technical capability, proficient understanding of construction and expression of fit.
  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in womenswear apparel design
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products
  • 3-D Browzwear a plus

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