Senior Manager, Cad Textile Design

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 6 hours ago
Full time

Company presentation

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next.

Job description

About the Role

In this role, you will drive the development of color, print and pattern identity for a product area or division. You will develop seasonal print and woven concepts using a CAD system to create repeats, colorways, and scale variations of both purchased and original artwork. You'll need to partner closely with the design team and understand the brand aesthetic to achieve iconic and flawless concepts.

What You'll Do

  • Create seasonal print/color concepts and build out relevant print/yarn dye/ embroidery pattern stories from that concept that are on brand
  • Lead, develop and guide CAD Textile Designers and Associate Designers to build a highly talented and technically experienced team
  • Build cross functional partnerships and consensus
  • Influence strategy for product area or division
  • Ensure prints and yarn dyes are maintained in CAD system in multiple colorways and various sizes, maximizing efficiency and organization and meeting deadlines
  • Maintain an understanding of print and CAD technology trends in the market, providing relevant imagery to communicate print trends and build seasonal color palettes and pattern boards
  • Responsible for preparing artwork packages that comply with production ready standards, providing well defined recommendations to meet business requirements


Who You Are

  • Expert Knowledge of CAD systems/software/printers (NedGraphics; Illustrator; Photoshop), MS Office and Excel, print and textile designs, color matching and creation of colorways
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Awareness of product development from conceptualization to finished design for textiles
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions
  • Basic understanding of the procedures in other relevant areas, such as merchandising, design, and production.

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