Company: Mahco, Inc.
Posted on: October 12, 2019
SUMMARY: The Apparel Designer will work cross-functionally within
the apparel team, creating apparel designs and technical packages
under the design direction of the Lead Designer. Participation in
fit sessions and assisting product managers with development
efforts are also key duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create original designs exclusive to our company that achieve
sales, performance, brand and quality goals, under the design
direction of the Lead Designer Assist in management of product
development processes as needed, including product line initiation,
organization and follow up, sample reviews and approvals, sales and
customer communication, direction and communication with China
team, and any other duties as needed. Create technical
specifications as needed. Participate in fit sessions to
collaborate with the team and troubleshoot fit and construction
issues that arise. Work to understand markets and trends to
identify new products while maintaining brand identity and business
strategy. Understand material and supply trends, sales performance,
and global manufacturing environments. Use this knowledge to
advance the performance of our product lines in the marketplace.
Present graphic concepts, sketches and designs to internal product
teams and management as required. Participate in Customer line
review meetings as requested by Account Managers. Collaborate
within Product Development and with Sourcing teams to ensure
designs will achieve pricing and manufacturing goals. Research and
identify seasonal color palettes, prints, patterns, fabrics, styles
and details. Attend trade shows to remain current in the market.
The duties listed above are the key duties of the Apparel Designer
but are not limited to these duties. The company may expand them as
it deems necessary to meet the needs of the company and its sales
efforts. QUALIFICATIONS: Four year degree in apparel design; OR
comparable work experience. Minimum 2 years experience in apparel
design. Preference given to candidates with experience creating
technical specifications and managing garment fit. Must possess a
strong sense of the marketplace. Must have fashion and color
sensibility. Technical skills: Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
Optitex experience preferred but not required. Excellent
communication, presentation, and organizational skills. Must be
detail-oriented and accurate; no exceptions. Demonstrate strategic
thinking and problem solving ability. Ideal candidates show a high
level of performance. In addition, business experience in
purchasing, sales, merchandising, supervision and/or business is
desirable but not required. Experience in product development,
including knowledge of fabric, materials and construction, as well
as related costs of product components. Exposure to Asian sourcing.
Team player. Ability to manage multiple deadlines and calendars.
International and domestic travel is required.
Keywords: Mahco, Inc., Fayetteville , Apparel Designer, Other , Fayetteville, Arkansas
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