Women's Fashion Designer

Cato Corporation
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail

The Cato Corporation, a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel with corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates three concepts: Cato, It’s Fashion and Versona. The Company has over 1,300 stores throughout the United States and a diverse workforce of over 7,500 associates. The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “CATO”.

Cato is seeking an experienced Designer in women’s fashion Woven Bottoms & Jackets 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;
  • 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;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Minimum 2-year college degree in Fashion Design is required; and
  • Must be able to relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina.

For consideration, please submit your resume and salary history in confidence to: The Cato Corporation, PO Box 34216, Charlotte, NC 28234, fax to (704)551-7246 or email to lmort@catocorp.com. EEO/Drug Testing

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