Designer

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Posted: 03/29/2019 Employment Type: TempToFT Industry: Design Job Number: 93709
We' re seeking a Designer for our client, a premier sock and legwear design and marketing firm, located in Winston-Salem! This is a Temp-to-Hire opportunity with a full-time, day shift schedule, and a competitive pay rate. The primary responsibilities of the Designer will be to conceptualize, identify and interpret legwear trends, in order to design and develop product that is in line with brands and salable to retailers. The ideal candidate will have previous design experience, preferably in hosiery. This company has built a team of technical experts and designers who work diligently to create socks of the highest quality and style for their customers, with brand partners representing some of the leading footwear and apparel brands in America. If you are pursuing opportunities to expand your design career and feel your skill set would align with the duties listed below, apply today for consideration!

Responsibilities:
- Research & Development tasks including shopping for competitor product and trends, and analyzing competitor fit, yarn and construction details
- Analyze space at retail to determine white space in the market
- Identify new materials and innovation
- Interpret product direction and seasonal themes from brand and line plans, and investigate and translate trends using services provided and market data
- Review retail/booking results and incorporate relevant learning information into the collections
- Manage design process to ensure key dates and deliverables are met
- Create designs for commercially compelling product that is in line with brand
- Create sketches and CADs for reviews with Design Director and brand teams
- Collaborate with product development team to achieve fit, quality and construction goals
- Develop and review prototypes and make necessary adjustments to fine-tune products until desirable concepts are achieved
- Manage product changes and updates
- Develop clear, comprehensive soft board presentations that reflect merchandising plan to be used for selling tool
- Create board presentations for brand meetings, retailer meetings and internal uses
- Develop POGs based on specific retail space and create visuals
- Design and develop packaging materials as needed, and merchandise all individual packs and entire assortments
- Develop materials needed for Go To Market Meetings
- Create and update all artboards for tech packs and add to Andromeda
- Maintain organization for Andromeda and Sharepoint files
- Attend meetings with retail and brand partners
- Clearly communicate with domestic and overseas factories and suppliers
- Work with product coordinator to answer quality and aesthetic questions
- Collaborate with cross functional teammates including Product Development, Brand, Sourcing and Product Operations
- Maintain organization in design area

Qualifications:
- At least 2 years of previous Design experience, preferably in hosiery
- Experience using SharePoint for at least 1 year is preferred
- Bachelor' s Degree in a related field is preferred

Submit your resume online, or send directly to aassante@theresource.Com, to be considered for this position. For additional information, please call or text our office at 336.970.5237.
While we appreciate all inquiries, only qualified candidates will be contacted for further information.
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