Mens and Womens Accessories Designer

Recruiter
Vineyard Vines
Location
Stamford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Oct 19, 2016
Role
Retail
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reports To: VP of Men's Design & Senior Director of Women's Design

Overview: This individual will be responsible for collaborating with the Men's and Women's Design Directors to design and develop all product categories for the men's and women's collections.

Functions & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for creating original and innovative accessory designs each season in conjunction with the Design Director of Men's and Women's that are on concept, brand appropriate and trend right

* Create and present key trends boards of fabric and silhouette direction to Design Directors and Merchandising Teams ensuring that all recommendations cover line plan and business needs

* Partner with Design Directors to refine seasonal concept, materials, hardware and color palette for accessories collections

* Meeting design calendar deadlines

* Responsible for timeline adherence; ensuring all Design Cards/artwork is accurate

* Work with team to develop new fabrications, silhouettes, embellishment and embroidery while also updating successful existing silhouettes

* Work closely with cross functional teams - Product Development, Merchandising, and Production to ensure information flow is accurate throughout the development through production process

* Create detailed technical flats for presentation and design packs

* Prepare design packages in Blue Cherry Web pdm system

* Assist in all aspects of daily follow-up with external and internal partners

* Participate in group meetings, fabric shows and trend shopping

Requirements:

* 4-5 years of experience working in accessory design

* Experience in all accessory categories: men's & women's

* Excellent creativity, a high taste level and a strong understanding of the Vineyard Vines aesthetic

* Innate knowledge of fashion and trends with the ability to focus into the new direction each season that is brand appropriate

* Knowledge of manufacturing, materials, hardware, leather and trim sourcing with strong relationships and resources

* Experience designing Home related products a plus

* Computer skills: Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills, Microsoft Excel, a web pdm type program

* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Strong time management skills and ability to thrive in a face paced environment; excellent delegation skills

* Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team

* Upbeat, positive attitude