Designer - Knits/White House Black Market

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

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

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. 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 building and developing a product category. Works closely with teams to create the seasonal concept direction, line plan style needs, margin requirements, and completion of product. Manages brand integrity through internal and external design partnerships. This position has a creative eye for product with the ability to drive business forward.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develops product and partners with other categories to ensure cohesive design direction.
  • Works with the cross functional teams to coordinate assortments for presentation through artwork print, fabric, silhouettes, outfit coordination and presentation boards.
  • Provides clear direction and demonstrate a strong point of view.
  • Manages multiple seasons at different stages of development, while understanding the development calendar and ensuring teams are adhering to the T&A.
  • Executes development interpretation and communicate creative packages and deadlines to internal and external teams.
  • Executes timelines on development calendar and line plan needs.
  • Coordinates visual boards and samples to drive newness to the brand.
  • Prepares and assists in seasonal product reviews to senior management and merchant team by creating line presentation and concept boards.
  • Manages fabric development and seasonal presentation for core category in partnership with raw materials.
  • Shops stores to identify comp shop reports and identify trends relative to the business and purchases samples that our applicable to our customer.
  • May attend fits in partnership with technical design for styling and aesthetic comments/input.
  • May present at design meetings.
  • May create artwork for embellishments, plaid and stripes.
  • Values individuality and the diverse talents of their team. Leads the team by communicating expectations, providing guidance, delivering feedback, and empowering the team to be their best.


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

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience in design within the retail industry, preferably contemporary market
  • Excellent managerial, organization and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and visual communication skills
  • Navigate and lead through change
  • Strong knowledge Fit and construction
  • Hand on/ Dynamic team player
  • Strong listening skills
  • Computer proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator , Excel, and Word
  • The ability to create or visualize an idea and produce a design by hand or using CAD a plus
  • Past experience in business/design with solid understanding of details and trims. Solid understanding of Fit, fabrics, finishes and construction a plus
  • InDesign and Micrographx experience preferred


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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