Associate Designer - Washed Casual/Denim (White House Black Market))

Brand: White House Black Market
Category: Fashion Designer
Location:
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

It's our 35th Anniversary and we keep getting better with age!

Doing what you love in a place you love with people you trust? Yes. At Chico's FAS, you can have it all. A career in fashion retail where you will feel inspired and encouraged to be your best and be yourself every day. A place where values and guiding principles are more than just a sign on the wall. An environment that cultivates and champions career growth. Through our focus on servant leadership, mentoring programs, customer service and philanthropic involvement, we find ways to make a difference every day. We care about each other, our customers and our community. Headquartered in Southwest Florida, Chico's FAS is a family of Three Amazing Brands, surrounded by beautiful sunny beaches. Ready to join us? Read on.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

This position is responsible for creating 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 needs, margin requirements, and completion of product.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports design team in creating the product collections at the beginning of each season. Creates new silhouettes for categories within the collections.
  • Prepares development creative packages under direction of the senior designer and/or designer.
  • Supports in managing multiple seasons at different stages of development, while understanding the development calendar and ensuring teams are adhering to the T&A.
  • Creates assortment relevant to brand positioning.
  • Prepares design tech packs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to translate design to/for the customer.
  • 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 a retail level.
  • May attend development fit sessions.
  • May create artwork for embellishments, plaid and stripes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required; 4 year college degree in Design

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years' in the Denim design industry, preferably contemporary market
  • Outstanding sketching and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external partners
  • Past experience in business/design with solid understanding of details and trim
  • Excellent silhouette and trend forecasting ability
  • 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; FlexPLM of similar strongly desired
  • InDesign and Micrographx 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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From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate job opportunities in Fort Myers, FL 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 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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