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DESIGNER – Herve Leger

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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.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Strategy & Innovation

• Research and identify trend direction to create innovative, elevated and relevant product for the luxury market
• Collaborate with Creative Director to select yarns, develop swatches, create color stories
• Create, presentation boards for internal and external leadership meetings
• Interface with Technical Design on prototype development, style fittings and Showroom Sample pre-production fittings
• Execute Showroom Sample Collection from concept through Pre-production stage meeting key milestones on the Timing & Action calendar

• Create product with strong price/value relationship to insure margin requirements

Operations & Results

• Design product in accordance with Seasonal Line Plans to drive brand DNA: insuring to meet the needs of the business product pyramid
• Ensure timely execution of T&A calendar with specific accountability of Design work flow
• Create Illustrator sketches; Initiate specification sheets as first member in cross-functional work flow. Collaborate with Merchant on creation and accuracy of line sheets; Manage Design boards and design archives library; ensure maintenance of designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives
• Select and review yarns and trims; ensure maintenance of fabric/trim library

Leadership & Teams• Actively manage cross functional relationships with Technical Design, Merchandising and Production

• Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary
• Attract, develop and retain talent

Skills and Requirements

• Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for product and line building; ability to sketch
• Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
• 7+ years experience in Women’s apparel design

• Knit expereince is a must

• Highly proficient in PLM, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Adobe products, and CAD

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Organization: Global Brands Group
Job Title: Designer – Herve Leger
Location: New York, NY