Senior Designer - Factory Sweaters

TALENT
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

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Whether you are taking the first step toward beginning your career or are a professional looking for an exciting new opportunity, we offer a wide array of challenging and creative paths. Whether in our stores, our home offices or in our distribution or call centers, we believe a work environment like ours that promotes unity through diversity creates stronger teams and fosters an inclusive experience for all our associates and customers.

Job description

J.CREW

Job Description: Corporate

Title: Senior Designer - Sweaters

Reports to: Design Director

Overview: Manage seasonal product design execution to achieve overall creative and business objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and unify creative execution of product.
  • Manage creative and technical development of product within merchandise assortment strategy.
  • Research seasonal trends, themes, color, raw materials and styling.
  • Collaborate with Merchandising, Production and Technical Design to achieve product execution and maintain design integrity.

  • Conduct fittings.
  • Create design cards for first protos, including measurements and construction details.
  • Develop and counter source yarn/fabric and trim with production and suppliers.
  • Order, track, and manage all European yarns
  • Approval of lab dips and fabric/yarn submits.
  • Overseas travel for trade exhibitions, design research, and to supervise product development.

Qualifications

  • Min 8-10 years Design experience

  • Technical knowledge of garment construction, textiles and pattern/fit.
  • Experience with yarn/fabric construction and color development
  • Understanding of how to engineer costing at initial product development stage

  • Knowledge of seasonal silhouettes and color trends

  • Strong Creativity/ illustration/presentation skills
  • Understanding of J. Crew Factory and positioning in Apparel Market- ability to implement into design value without compromising quality and integrity of the brand.
  • Proven ability to research and apply market/fashion trend information
  • Collaborates and cooperates well with Merchants, Cross functional partners in Sourcing and Design team
  • Detail oriented with excellent follow through and precision
  • Strong organizational, communication and written skills

  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Previous experience managing a Design team and possesses ability to manage, coach and develop others

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

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