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Jockey International, Inc. Designer, Mens Activewear in New York, New York


Jockey International, Inc. is the Original American underwear brand. Jockey is a third-generation family-owned company, headquartered between Chicago and Milwaukee in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The company employs more than 1,000 associates around the world with additional operations in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, New York, and North Carolina. JOCKEY is a registered trademark in over 120 countries.

Jockey has a long history of designing high-quality, innovative products, all starting with the crafting of superior wool socks for lumberjacks.

In the U.S., Jockey operates retail outlet stores along with a robust catalog and e-commerce business under its Direct to Consumer unit. Likewise, Jockey has dominant market positions in partner countries like India, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand.

The fuel for Jockey’s growth continues to be a stream of differentiated and innovative products. Jockey’s legacy of innovation began in 1934 with the introduction of the first men’s brief.

Jockey’s culture reflects the values of our ownership. At Jockey, success is achieved through hard work, mutual respect, and offering consumers products with striking quality from a brand they trust. Jockey associates and Jockey products are the genuine article.


  • Design from the conceptual stage to the development stage by drawing detailed proportioned sketches and selecting fabrics, trims, and accessories to achieve target costs.

  • Collaborate closely with merchandising to build and grow men’s businesses

  • Collaborate with alternate categories (men’s underwear and socks) to optimize brand alignment.

  • Present new design ideas seasonally to cross functional partners

  • Responsible for flat sketching in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Create and maintain design Line Sheets/CADS.

  • Set up Initial Proto Tech Packs.

  • Work in PLM system throughout design process and responsible for BOM.

  • Attend fittings to ensure design aesthetic is achieved.

  • Collaborate with Technical Design and Design Director to send garment and workmanship comments on fit samples.

  • Research active and sleepwear market to identify new assortment opportunities and merchandise trends.

  • Participate in weekly meetings with men’s teams to gain understanding of each business and its priorities.

  • Prepare working tools for meetings.

  • Attend cross-functional team meetings to ensure calendar deadlines are met


  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, or related field required.

  • Minimum 4+ years apparel design experience, preferably in men’s activewear or sleepwear, with strong knowledge of fabrics and trims and a solid understanding of the design process

  • Strong flat sketching skills in Adobe Illustrator

  • Proven creative and innovative design ability with strong color sense.

  • Solid understanding of product construction (e.g., finishes, fabrics, hardware, stitches, and safety requirements).

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Proficient in Excel.

  • Some experience working in a PLM system a plus

    To be considered for this role, please submit an attachment or link to your online portfolio


  • Full-time employment with competitive salary and benefits (including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation and holidays)

  • A consistent first shift, weekday work schedule

  • Onsite health & wellness programs and generous employee discounts

  • Fashion-forward, business casual work environment (Jeans are ok!)

  • 40 hours per year of paid volunteer time

  • PTO/shut down the week between Christmas and New Year’s

In return for your expertise, JOCKEY offers a unique opportunity for on-the-job training, fitness club discounts, onsite health & wellness programs, generous employee discounts, a business casual work environment, and a challenging work environment! Follow us on LinkedIn and stay connected!

Founded in 1876, Jockey International, Inc. is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Kenosha, WI. Started by Rev. Samuel T. Cooper as a sock company to serve lumberjacks of the day, the company has expanded into one of the most well-known apparel brands around the world. Today, Jockey products are sold in more than 145 countries. Jockey is committed to quality and innovation, and the passionate pursuit to satisfy the human need for comfort continues to be the company’s hallmark. Visit to experience the quality and craftsmanship of the Original American Underwear brand.

Jockey International, Inc., and its subsidiaries, provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures.