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Sr. Designer- Womenswear

Company: THE APPAREL GROUP LTD INC
Location: The Colony
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Job Description:

ROLE OVERVIEW The Women's Senior Designer is responsible for executing their Role Responsibilities in order to deliver the Design Department's Goals and Key Objectives, which are as follows.

  • Design a full range of women's product across all categories of jackets, pants, dresses with a focus on tops, blouses, shirts (both soft and structured and knit).
  • Design trend-right product which achieves the division's volume and margin goals.
  • Consistently propose new ideas for product that will drive substantial volume, enhance our customer's fashion assortment, keeps TAG relevant and ultimately appeal to new customers targeted for growth
  • Design product and marketing concepts that elevates and enhances our customer's brand proposition to their customer.
  • Conceive design concepts under direction and independently.
  • Have complete knowledge and experience in; fabric, performance features, finish, fit.
  • Have ability to sketch/illustrate to convey concepts in product and silhouette accordingly
  • Have current awareness of competitive intelligence in the market place.
  • Develop relationships with vendors/mill partners that advance our capabilities.
  • Adhere to calendar expectations.
  • Create and present trend/product presentations tailored to each account and brand profile
  • Do all of the above in order to establishes our organization as "The Experts in all that we do."
  • Do all of the above in order for World Class Design Capabilities to always be at the top of our TAG Core Competencies. RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conduct seasonally appropriate Macro (TAG) / Micro (Account) trend research
    • Ability to formulate design ideas that focus on the appropriate fashion trends that will connect with a specific Brand and its customer base -- Understand target customer and product vision
      • Always looking to learn 'who's hot?' and why?', plus identify how TAG can benefit from this information within current business, or how this knowledge can create new business.
        • Collaborate and strategize with Sales to develop product initiatives that will maintain and drive new business volume for existing/new customers
        • Organize and conduct presentation of new product to internal/external partners
        • Sketch by hand as well as Illustrator to clearly communicate new concepts
        • Attend and participate in all fittings from development to production
        • Source new fabrics, trims and prints for presentation to customer
        • Participate in ideation and creation of seasonal trend books and other media presentations through the use of illustrator, photo shop, or power point
          • Analyze past best sellers and identify what made it successful
          • Analyze worst sellers and identify what made it underperform
          • Able to use this intelligence to maximize successful formulas, minimize misfires, and know how to apply it to designs that will deliver volume product and meaningful programs to our customers -- Understand various fabric types, yarn qualities, fabric and garment finishes and their applicable value -- Collaborate with PD and Sales to analyse and engineer how designs can achieve target costs
            • Collaborate on the creation of viable brand appropriate designs with the Textile-CAD Designer
            • Coordinate and prepare new development hand off with the Tech and PD team
            • Provide complete Design information to the PD Team for Tech Packs, PLM
            • Review development submits (as necessary) w/PD Team (H-looms, Lab Dips, A/W submits, etc.)
            • Monitors Time and Action calendars to ensure on-time creative deliverables. -- Responds to daily e-mail and phone communication within 24-48 hours and communicates with a succinct and efficient style that focuses on advancing design and development to a more complete stage.
              SKILLS:
              • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe products - specifically Illustrator and Photoshop
              • High taste level and creative ability - ability to take inspiration to fully realized samples
              • Strong color sense and understanding of garment construction
              • Excellent communication and presentation skills
              • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills
              • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines - highly detail-oriented
              • Must be self-motivated, proactive and team playe
                EXPERIENCE:
                • BFA in Fashion Design or fashion related field
                • Minimum 3-6 years experience preferred
                • Experience with PLM systems a plus

Keywords: THE APPAREL GROUP LTD INC, The Colony , Sr. Designer- Womenswear, Other , The Colony, Texas

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