Associate, Designer (Kid's Activewear)

US-NY-New York

Specific Responsibilities

The Associate Designer supports the Designer(s) in the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by contributing 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

  • Assist and take direction from Designer(s) and Senior Designer(s) for preliminary design research, including competitive analysis; pull fabrics, develop concepts, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mock-ups, color-ups, and inspirational photos.
  • Assist in development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment.

Operations & Results

  • Support Designer(s) in creating Illustrator sketches; preparation of specification sheets; prepare designs for line review; prepare line sheets and update as necessary.
  • Create and maintain seasonal catalogs.
  • Create and maintain tech packs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives.
  • Maintain fabric/trim/color library.
  • Keep detailed notes during seasonal reviews and update line sheets/tech packs accordingly.

Customers & Relationships

  • Follow-up with sales, technical design and production; facilitate inter office communication.
  • Build collaborative relationships within the team and other areas

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.

Skills and Requirements

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.
  • Self-motivated, willing to take initiative.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.
  • Basic knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design.
  • 2 plus years related experience and/or training in apparel.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products and Mac computers; knowledge of CAD preferable.
  • Experience with PLM preferable.
  • Passion for sport and leads active lifestyle.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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