Sr Designer

Confidential Company  •  New York, NY

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18
Confidential Company
New York, NY
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18

About the Position

The Senior Designer oversees the design process from conception to final prototype for assigned products; is fully responsible for entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing and fit; embodies the Company's Values & Practices by maintaining effective collaborative relationships, taking pride in the company and brand, embracing diversity in all facets of the position and representing a hunger for knowledge and responsibility.

Responsibilities

•  Create and execute seasonal vision

•  Research global, domestic and competitive markets to identify new trends, fabrics and techniques

•  Concept and execute silhouette, fit and styling direction

•  Partner with Merchandising team to set seasonal framework and ensure creative ideas and business goals are in tandem

•  Ensure that product is consistent with market trends while maintaining the brand identity and business strategy

•  Set seasonal fabric and yarn direction, working with Product Development on research and development of qualities

•  Pre-merchandise the line when designing the season’s collection

•  Maintain daily communication with Merchandising, Product Development, Production and Technical Design teams regarding

•  QA results and development issues

•  Present collection at Line Building, Concept Review and Line Review

•  Adhere to cross-functional calendar and attend all meetings as required

•  Approve and oversee all specification sheets

•  Possess strong knowledge and understanding of product/client and be able to make decisions based on new information and changing trends

•  People Management

•  Select, develop and retain team members

•  Mentor, coach and counsel direct reports on performance expectations

•  Provide a positive, challenging work environment

•  Recognize and reward talent and accomplishments of direct reports

Requirements

•  Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent

•  8+ years’ experience in Design

•  Creative and innovative sketching, design and conceptualization skills

•  Ability to design around concepts

•  Outstanding sense of style and color

•  Thorough knowledge of fabrication, silhouettes, color ways, construction techniques and trim

•  Outstanding leadership and managerial skills

•  Ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and divisions

•  Flexible/adaptable in a fast paced environment

•  Highly organized and has capacity to anticipate change based on events

•  Outstanding communication, presentation and persuasion skills

•  Good understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment

•  Executes to timelines and provides timely solutions

•  Global travel and ability to source European and Asian markets

•  Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications

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