PVH Corp. Designer I, Womens Sweaters - Tommy Hilfiger in New York, New York
The Designer, I Womens Sweaters is responsible for leading the full design process from implementation of ideas to finished product with approximately 50-60 styles per season. Provide market research insight to build business in white space areas and to update old business. Managing and providing mentorship to direct report(s).
Own the full (sweater) product design process including market research, yarn selection & stitching, designing based on initial concept, hand sketching, flat sketching, specing, creating tech packs, color & trim selection and ensuring that product is designed to meet target customer's fit criteria
Research current best sellers and trends to develop appropriate styles and enhance brand right business growth
Work closely with the design team and cross-functional partners to ensure a cohesive product line is realized and desired outcome is achieved
Maintain the progression of design in the Design Directors absence
Establish full working knowledge of yarn selection and finishes; provide direction to align seasonal concept with yarn trends and implement stitch techniques and construction that will execute and create the best 1st proto and market sample
Adhere to the framework of the seasonal line needs, to reflect a balance between fashion/trend as well as core and emerging businesses for presentation to and selection by the merchant team
Adhere to OD guidelines, new calendar/ process charters and be a champion for change in adapting new processes to benefit the organization
Own proto and market sample review for sweater knit classification; evaluate all adopted styles for aesthetic, fit, construction, and quality
Possess strong knowledge of garment construction and lead fit sessions alongside tech partner to help solve all problems that may occur during proto sample and SRS stage; responsible for final approval of sample fit to ensure production-ready market samples
BFA in Fashion Design
7+ years in Apparel Design related experience
Management experience is a plus
Knits/sweaters experience required
Must have proficient knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Web PDM/PLM
Ability to sketch and draw flats by hand and in Illustrator
Strong knowledge of Knitwear garment construction & stitches and the ability to explain the nuance of fully fashioned knitwear to top executives
Ability to build positive, collaborative relationships cross functionally and as a manager
Adept at the working place, multi-tasking multiple seasons and juggling priorities in an organized, flexible manner with accuracy & attention to detail.
Must have a clear understanding of the Tommy aesthetic and ability to identify key trends and determine how they relate to our brand
Strong time management, organizational skills & problem solving skills
Ability to work long hours and some weekends during seasonal deadlines
Ability to handle stressful situations while remaining professional
3D design skillset, a plus
Some domestic & overseas travel required; must have valid passport
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co . intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.
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