Designer for Track - Juicy Couture

US-CA-Arleta
Category
Design
Division
Juicy Couture

Specific Responsibilities

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.


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 and manage up where necessary.
  • Attract, develop and retain talent.

Skills and Requirements

  • 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 Mac computers.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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