Designer, Women's Apparel

Cato Corporation
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted 6 hours ago
Full time

Designer, Women’s Apparel - (On-Site)

Charlotte, NC 28273

Cato is seeking an experienced Designer, Women’s Apparel to join its Design Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating on-trend designs that supplement the development of product consistent with the brand strategy of the company;
  • Development of new ideas through competitive shopping, trend research, and design recommendations;
  • Creating sketches and overseeing design and samples throughout the design and development process while adhering to target customer and retail price guidelines; and
  • Working in a collaborative environment with our merchant and sourcing teams along with Asian suppliers.


  • Minimum of 5-10 years of apparel designer experience with a proven track record in a fashion retail environment; Sweater experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with overseas suppliers;
  • Experience in the use of fabrics and how they relate to garment design;
  • Strong fashion and creative sense;
  • Excellent design and sketching skills for technical drawings and freeform renderings;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment;
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Minimum 2-year college degree in Fashion Design is required

The Cato Corporation offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including Medical/Dental/Life Insurance package, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Plan, Stock Purchase Plan and more!

The Cato Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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