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RTW DESIGNER – Nine West

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Responsible for the design of multiple categories or a large brand – creates an assortment that is relevant to brand position and target customer.

RTW DESIGNER – NEW YORK DESIGN OFFICE – NINE WEST

1400 BROADWAY

DESIGN

  • Designs, owns, builds, creates and updates tech packs, trim sheets and design packages; ensures information is accurately entered into PLM
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of the brand with Design Director
  • Provides direction for color and art development to artist
  • May present their designs in meetings and influences cross-functional partners on product direction
  • Partners with trend and Design Team to prioritize trends for area of responsibility and to share creative ideas
  • Researches the domestic market in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc. and completes pre-packages
  • Meets with vendors for sourcing of fabric and trim and reviews seasonal concept direction
  • Ensures product consistency with market trends as well as business strategy
  • NYDO: Shop and purchase samples for category ownership and conceptual direction (owns the fit for the categories they own)

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Concepts development of the brand and provides direction to team/Concepts the development of the brand (builds the brand)
  • Oversees tech packs, trim sheets and design packages; ensures information is accurately entered into PLM
  • Presents designs in all meetings and influences cross-functional partners on product direction
  • Partners with Trend and Design Team to prioritize trends for area of responsibility and to share creative ideas
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement
  • Researches and stays abreast of trends, newness and innovation through travel, participation in events, and leveraging networks
  • Determines how and what to adopt, as well as fosters an environment of idea sharing and cross collaboration
  • Presents recommendations to Leadership – influencing cross-functional partners to action

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to partner cross functionally
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Strategic thinker while being creative and innovative team oriented
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of product, accessory business and the competitive landscape
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and CAD
  • Elevated taste level

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Proficient in Illustrator or related system – ability to learn how to design through new/advanced technology

PREFERRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design or related field
  • 5-7 years design experience
  • Previous retail experience

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Job Title: RTW DESIGNER – Nine West
Organization: Kohl’s
Location: New York, NY