Designer

New York, NY

The Designer executes the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by creating and executing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales, and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy & Innovation

  • Research and identify trend directions; perform competitive analysis; pull and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation boards for meetings, mock-ups, color-ups, inspirational photos
  • Execute development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment and cost structure


Operations & Results

  • Design according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Create Illustrator sketches; review specification sheets and line sheets; ensure accuracy of product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; ensure maintenance of designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives
  • Select and review raw materials and trims; ensure maintenance of fabric/trim library
  • Approve lab dips with Senior Designer(s) and ensure consistency with color standards and licensor directives, where appropriate; review prints and graphics where appropriate and advise revisions; manage fit process


Customers & Relationships

  • Coordinate follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design, production and vendors; manager interoffice communication
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers


Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic


Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
  • Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising; ability to sketch
  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
  • 4-7 years experience in apparel design
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and 3D design such as Browzwear or similar programs


In return, we provide an industry-competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision) that includes a matching 401 (k), Summer Fridays, generous PTO, merchandise discounts, excellent career development opportunities, and a work environment that reflects our industry leadership. Our social impact program, Centric Cares, focuses on volunteerism to make a difference in communities we live and work in and our D&I committee is shaping the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at Centric Brands though workshops, resources and inspiring conversation. 

 

Be part of our growing community by getting involved with groups, teams and initiatives like Be Green, Be Giving, and Be Celebrated.

 

Centric Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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