Assistant Designer - Chico's

Brand: Chico's
Category: Fashion Designer
Location:
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

Position Objective:

This position is responsible for assisting with the creation and developing product for assigned category or categories from start to finish, as well as support the design team to execute the seasonal concept direction, line plan style development, adhering to margin requirements, and timely completion of product.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Assists design team in creating the product collections at the beginning of each season.
  • Prepares development creative packages under direction of the senior designer and/or designer.
  • Assists in managing multiple seasons at different stages of development, while understanding the development calendar and ensuring teams are adhering to the T&A.
  • Prepares design tech packs.
  • Prepares for seasonal product review meetings.
  • Shops monthly to compile market research to gain understanding of brand and stays abreast of trends both directional and at a retail level, including, but not limited to brick & mortar and online research.
  • Maintains awareness of direction of other classifications in order to use knowledge and apply to bigger picture.
  • May prepare design tech packs.
  • May Prepare for seasonal product review meetings.
  • May attend development fit sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; 4 year college degree in Design a plus
  • 1+ years' experience in the apparel design industry
  • Strong sketching skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external partners
  • Strong sense and passion for print, pattern and details that make the brand and product unique
  • Affinity for working in a team environment
  • Computer proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Excel, and Word
  • InDesign experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of Fit, fabrics, finishes and construction a plus
  • The ability to create or visualize an idea and produce a design by hand or using CAD a plus

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Fashion Designer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's

As a Fashion Designer, you can grow your career in a variety of ways at Chico's FAS, Inc. Because we have three brands and hundreds of boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, we are able to leverage talent across the enterprise and throughout North America.

From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate Jobs in Corporate for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Fashion Designer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Assistant Designer, Woven Tops - Team members in this fashion designer job create and develop a unique product that is brand appropriate while being modern and fashion forward. They also support design development team by preparing necessary visual tools (i.e. sketches, cads, doll boards, presentation boards, fabric swatches, color standard).

Designer, Knits - Team members in this fashion designer job build and develop product ideas for apparel or accessories products. They also work closely with key cross functional partners to execute the Seasonal Concept direction, line plan style needs, AUC requirements, and completion of product.

Designer, Sweaters - The Designer creates and develops unique sweater product that is brand appropriate while being modern and cutting edge, balances core and trend items, and enhances through the details which set the product apart from other brands.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, 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. Apply online today for Fashion Designer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

At Chico's, there is no such thing as a typical career path, and we encourage everyone in a Fashion Designer role to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist. Apply online today for Fashion Designer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our stores, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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