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Designer

at Nine West Group

Posted: 7/12/2020
Job Reference #: 3918
Keywords: design, fashion

Job Description

Job ID #:

Location:

New York, NY

Department:

Design

Education Required:

Bachelors Degree

Position Type:

Full-time

Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

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Job Description

One Jeanswear Group designs, markets, produces, and distributes a distinguished portfolio of branded and private label Jeanswear brands throughout North America. We work with retailers in every tier of distribution, seamlessly adapting to the dynamic retail landscape to reach our widespread consumer base. Our focus is on achieving long-term growth by delivering the most innovative product and brand strategies in the market.
One Jeanswear Group currently has a great opportunity for a Denim Designer. This role is responsible for creating and executing original bottoms designs. The Designer will create products from concept through production with a focus on fit, fabric and finish. The Designer must be able to identify emerging fashion trends and business opportunities to be at the forefront of design in this zone. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Research and identify trend directions

Create inspiration boards and participate in trend overviews for each season
Shop marketplace, our competitive set and for inspiration and product opportunities
Plan the line according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends
Develop product, and marketing concepts for emerging categories or items
Develop fabrics, wash finishes, color palettes, special trims and styling details
Ensure product is being designed with in cost parameters
Create artwork for product packaging, labeling and hardware
Work with suppliers on execution to make sure the elements fall within our cost targets
Manage all overseas communication with sample facilities for sample execution
Attend all comparison fittings, first proto fittings and production fittings
Give concise feedback to technical design on how to adjust garments
Ensure production fits are to our specifications
Merchandise and style showrooms for presentations to sales
Partner with sales in presenting the line to buyers
Collaborate with marketing and sales on collateral for buyers and in store marketing needs
Build strong cross-functional relationships with sales, production, tech, fabric R&D and marketing
Adhere to time and action calendar
Work closely with Director of Design in all aspects of product development

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

BA degree from accredited art/fashion school

5 +years of experience in apparel design
Proficient sketching in Illustrator
Create initial specs
Ability to interface with Department heads outside of Design i.e., Production/Sales to drive results
Ability to develop a line from concept to completion without supervision from supervisors
Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand/consumer

PLM a plus but not required

We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
When applying, please include the link to your on-line portfolio or, upload examples of your work (include sketches).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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