Technical Design and Product Development Specialist - Houston, TX

FrancescasPosted 7 hours ago
Full time

Location: 8760 Clay Road Houston, Texas 77080Employee Type: Regular

We offer a creative and friendly environment with plenty of opportunity for advancement. 

The role of Technical Design and Product Development Specialist is to support the merchant team in creating compelling products that embodies the brand direction and allows for commercial success. They partner with the merchant teams to build the vision and ensure the product meets the customer needs. The ideal candidate will embody not only technical/creative talent but a full understanding of the business.

What you’ll do:

  • Under the guidance of the Chief Merchant work with the merchants and vendors to develop trims, packaging and fit across multiple seasons for both apparel and JAGS to enhance Francesca’s brand creating best in class assortments.
  • Manage new packaging requests and sample and cost with vendors.
  • Place packaging orders and manage stocks.
  • Be the key point of contact for packaging vendors.
  • Measure and prepare samples for fittings.
  • Take fit notes and photographs during meetings and enter specs and comments into tech packs.
  • Maintenance of Vendor technical design onboarding guides.
  • Develop and commercialize products that meet product briefs, brand vision and target costs.
  • Constant evaluation of francesca's fit and the competition.
  • Maintain an effective fit calendar keeping all cross functional partners accountable and reporting out to key stakeholders.
  • Work with Merchants to continually improve cost of new and existing products to enhance margin through cost engineering with vendor partners.
  • Work with all vendors on technical design and development to achieve first samples that are at an adoptable status.
  • Work with cross functional teams to ensure that products are successful – meeting the brand aesthetic and meeting the needs of the customer.

What you bring:

  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven technical design expertise.
  • Ability to present and communicate ideas to all levels of the business and across multi departments.
  • Understanding of costing and margin and ability to cost engineer and support merchant team.
  • Highly motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • A complete team player who strives for the success of the company.

Why francesca’sOur inclusive brand reflects our people and commitment to the world. We want you to be part of delivering unique, free-spirited fashion and lifestyle products & create a space to amplify the voices of everyone seeking self-expression.

Competitive Benefits Offered:

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities
  • Generous Associate Merchandise Discount

We are continually sourcing and attracting top talent. We consistently seek candidates for current and future consideration. If you believe your skills, experience, and passion would be a great fit for francesca’s, we encourage you to apply today!

francesca’s® is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

This job description may be revised at any time.  Neither the performance of the essential duties and responsibilities in this job description shall create an obligation or expectation by either party that the Associate will continue employment with the company, nor will it obligate the Associate to continue such employment.  The employment relationship between the company and its Associates is, and shall remain, at will.

francesca's® understands that it is our team members that contribute to our growth and we invite you to help us continue in our success!

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