Assistant Artist, Trend & CAD

Job Ref#: 9473
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: CAD Design
Job Type: Full-time
Location:
11215 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL


Employment Type: Full-time


With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:


This position is responsible for collecting and organizing elements needed to research trends within a brand right frame of mind. This role understands and learns the processes within the area. Supporting Trend & CAD team with creative, tactical, and organizational needs and assists in achieving department goals.


FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists team in maintaining organization of the retail sample racks, print and pattern library.
  • Assist with logging in purchased art and samples by season.
  • Collects, organizes, and assists with the maintenance of all available sources to determine color concept, print direction, fabric and material lists, silhouettes updates, details and key volume drivers according to direction.
  • Assists in compiling trend information, files, records, themes and concepts according to seasonal/monthly direction.
  • Assists in creating color palettes and trend mood boards for seasonal kickoff presentations.
  • Provides timely and effective communication of information/approvals to cross functional teams as directed.
  • Assists in maintaining subscription and relationship with all trend resources and flags upcoming changes/events/novelty for available trend products.
  • Assists in the creation of monthly and quarterly publications created by the trend team to include providing photography and page layouts.
  • Updates visual database, documents and subscriptions for the department.
  • Assist in the research for trends on internet or through magazines. Scan in swipes and prepare them for CAD Artist and Designers.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience in women’s wear market, trend research and development
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for brand and customer design
  • PC proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office with emphasis on PowerPoint; Adobe Design Suite, Illustrator a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience on Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Team player who is highly detail oriented, self-motivated, and a creative problem solver
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • 1-2 years’ experience in CAD Development/Design preferred
Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.
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About Chico's

In 1983, we started as a small Sanibel Island gallery filled with artfully stylish pieces. Decades later, our assortment includes clothing, jewelry and accessories—in over 500 Chico’s boutiques and 100 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and at chicos.com.

Though we’ve evolved, our distinct point of view remains: Create carefully curated collections with quality, comfort and versatility as the focal point — essentials punctuated by memorable pieces, pops of color, artful prints and globally-inspired finds.

Our collections invite our spirited customer to discover something chic and unique every day.

About WHBM

White House Black Market was founded by women, for women over 35 years ago. Now there are over 300 boutiques and over 50 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 24/7 shopping at whbm.com

We built our brand on the foundation of fashion’s most iconic contrast—White + Black. That natural contradiction inspires everything we do, and perfectly reflects our customer. She is strong yet subtle, modern yet timeless, hard-working yet easy-going.

We empower her to fully embrace her complexity—giving her looks that are feminine yet strong, sensual yet sophisticated, attractive yet approachable. Because we believe that no woman is any one thing.

About SOMA

For women by women since 2004. Our customer is our inspiration. She works hard at everything she does, so we’re working hard to create beautiful bra solutions for her, for all of us.

It’s not about the runway, it’s about the real way. We are embodying the journey of women supporting women. We are here to listen to her, tell her story and design product that supports her needs.

Visit us in 250+ boutiques or online anytime at soma.com

About Chico's FAS

Founded by women, led by women. With our service and products, we strive to create a world where women never have to compromise, providing solutions to give them confidence and joy. Our portfolio consists of three brands: Chico’s, WHBM and Soma—specialty retailers of women’s apparel, intimates, accessories and related products—found in over 1,000 boutiques throughout the United States and online.

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