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DESIGNER – Skirts White House Black Market

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Position Objective

This position will direct, build and develop product ideas for apparel or accessories products. Work closely with Directors, Merchants and Product Development Teams to execute the Seasonal Concept direction, line plan style needs, margin requirements, and completion of product. Manage Brand Integrity through internal and external Design and Product Development. Continue to evolve Chico’s product process.

Position Objective

  • Develops prints, create CADs, sketches by category following design ratios and assist in Print Review Meeting
  • Work cross functionally with the Design Development and Product teams to coordinate assortments for presentation through artwork print, fabric, silhouettes, outfit coordination and presentation boards
  • Partner with Design Development to identify yardage and color needs for Design Development samples
  • Execute development interpretation and communicate creative packages and deadlines to internal and external teams
  • Partner with Sr. Designer to utilize CAP/Line Plan to guide development needs and manage overdevelopment
  • Work with Trend Department to assure Merchants seasonal buying tool needs are met.
  • Partner with CAD artist on print, yarn dye, embroidery and novelty design development
  • Execute timelines on Development Calendar and Line Plan needs
  • Coordinate visual boards and samples to drive newness to the Brand
  • Prepare and assist in seasonal product reviews to Sr. management and Merchant team by creating line presentation and concept boards
  • Attend all first Fit in partnership with Technical Design for styling and aesthetic comments/input
  • Work closely with other Product teams to compliment and coordinate process, procedures, and development needs/packages
  • Manage fabric development and seasonal presentation for core category
  • Mentor and train direct reports and vendor design teams to create better understanding of customer and creative interpretations
  • Travel as needed

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or equivalent
  • 6 plus years’ experience in Design within the retail industry (preferably Ready to Wear)
  • Excellent managerial, organization and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and visual communication skills
  • Extensive background in fit, fabric development, finishes and construction details
  • Computer skills a must – Excel / Word (PDM / Micrographx, Adobe Illustrator a plus

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DESIGNER – Skirts White House Black Market
Organization: Chico’s FAS, Inc.
Location: Fort Myers, Florida