Designer, Womens/Girls Knits & Sweaters

Vineyard Vines
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Reports To: Senior Director, Women's Design

Functions & Responsibilities:

* Oversees the design of the women's knit and sweaters from concept through to final product based on the direction from the Senior Design Director

* Strong knowledge of yarn, stitch and sweater machinery; Fabric and yarn selection for all seasonal deliveries

* Manage and mentor knit and sweater design staff

* Adhere to design calendar

* Work closely with cross-functional teams: merchandising, product development/production, tech on all design information

* Collaborate with Senior Design Director on seasonal design direction and brand-right market trends

* Develop line based on merchandise plan and market trends while designing brand-right designs that offer newness and identifies and drives new business opportunities

* Oversees aesthetic development of graph, yarn, trim and fabric design

* Review sketches and prototypes in collaboration with Senior Design Director

* Assist in all fittings alongside tech


* 6-8 years of experience working in sweater design a must with focus on women's

* 2-4 years of management experience

* In-depth knowledge working with sweaters and cold weather accessories, sweater construction, including knit machinery, familiarity with mills, yarns, gauges and stitches, fit and finish

* 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

* Knowledge of fabric and trim sourcing with strong relationships and resources

* 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

* Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design

* Potential domestic and international travel