The Designer will be responsible for the design and merchandise for socks private label. Must have the ability to think conceptually; experience with color/print approval, working with overseas facilitates. Must be well organized and be able to manage design/development on the T&A calendar. Exceptionally good interpersonal skills required to manage licensor/vendor relationships.
This is a full time position at our Secaucus, NJ offices.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conceptualize, identify, and interpret fashion, lifestyle, and leg-wear trends by attending trend seminars and trade shows
Take seasonal shopping trips to be scheduled to gather inspiration from the global market place
Maintain and develop contact with sock suppliers, trim vendors, and yarn producers to understand and apply new technologies
Work closely with Merchandising and Sales teams to create brand right product at targeted price points
Develop and maintain both trend and product presentations/boards
Ensure the creation of new design that is aligned with the brand direction and strategy
Produce and maintain tech packs for each style
Maintain effective communication with suppliers, as well as internal teams.
Evaluate proto-types and samples to ensure conformity to tech packs and resolution to quality issues.
Manage your design process to ensure that key dates/deliverables are met
Create clear and detailed technical sketches
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in design
4-6 years of related experience
Good presentation skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize your work
Ability to work fast and independently.
Good time-management skills
Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop