Job Details

Designer - Knits (WHBM)

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

 Position Objective

This position will direct, build and develop a product category (for apparel or accessories products). Work closely with teams to execute the Seasonal Concept direction, line plan style needs, margin requirements, and completion of product. Manage Brand Integrity through internal and external Design and Product Development. The Designer will have a creative eye for product with the ability to drive business forward.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Work with the cross functional teams to coordinate assortments for presentation through artwork print, fabric, silhouettes, outfit coordination and presentation boards
  • Partner with Design Development to identify yardage and color needs for Design Development samples
  • Execute development interpretation and communicate creative packages and deadlines to internal and external teams
  • Partner with CAD artist on print, yarn dye, embroidery and novelty design development
  • Execute timelines on Development Calendar and Line Plan needs
  • Coordinate visual boards and samples to drive newness to the Brand
  • Prepare and assist in seasonal product reviews to Sr. management and Merchant team by creating line presentation and concept boards
  • Attend all first Fit in partnership with Technical Design for styling and aesthetic comments/input
  • Work closely with other Product teams to compliment and coordinate process, procedures, and development needs/packages
  • Manage fabric development and seasonal presentation for core category
  • Mentor and train direct reports and vendor design teams to create better understanding of customer and creative interpretations
  • Travel as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required,
  • 5-7 years' experience in Design within the retail industry (preferably Ready to Wear)
  • Excellent managerial, organization and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and visual communication skills
  • Hand on/ Dynamic team player
  • The ability to create or visualize an idea and produce a design by hand or using CAD a plus
  • Extensive background in fit, fabric development, finishes and construction details
  • Computer skills a must - Illustrator & Photoshop, Microsoft Office; FlexPLM experience preferred


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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 boutiques, 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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White House Black Market