Designer Boy's, Knits - OshKosh B'gosh

Compensation

: $37,160.00 - $52,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Graphic Design/CAD



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Job Description

Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at www.carters.com, www.oshkosh.com, and www.cartersoshkosh.ca. The Company's Just One You and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter's is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at www.carters.com.

40% Creative Direction

  • Responsible for researching new & current trends through social, web, runway and in store venues.
  • Recommends product ideas and key items that demonstrate a clear point of view that support the OshKosh Bgosh brand vision.
  • Research and present innovative designs, fabrics, trims and concepts to fill the needs of the line plan and successfully translates to the modern heritage aesthetic
  • Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts
  • Partner with Design leadership to create seasonal direction in silhouette design to ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as the business strategy
  • Research and present design and creative concepts that demonstrate innovative, brand-right creative (silos, trim & details, color, print & graphic design direction to supervisor and peers)
  • Assemble creative and /or trend boards for internal presentations
  • 30% Product line Development

  • Design and present key items to fit into seasonal concepts and collections
  • Responsible for managing the design process from conception through final styling & fit for assigned product category
  • Prepare and request design and proto samples from Product Development & Sourcing team
  • Design silhouettes; develop fabric and trims that are market and brand appropriate.
  • Assemble creative and /or trend boards for internal presentations
  • Ensures designs are on trend with market as well as business strategy; ensures the line plan and cost requirements are met
  • Ensure that design sketches and BOMs are complete and accurate
  • Provides insight regarding style and fit of product during presentation
  • Ensure line sheets are maintained in illustrator for presentation and buying needs.
  • Sketch technical drawings in illustrator, communicate design intent, and update design cards or in systems
  • 30% Design Process & Cross Functional Collaboration and Communication

  • Responsible for communicating design intention, comments, and updates to cross-functional partners
  • Initiate process improvements to increase efficiency and reduce complexity
  • Attend fit meetings and communicate detailed comments on fit and construction to the technical team
  • Collaborate with CAD design team on developing print patterns
  • Partner with pre-production team on finding solutions for costing issues
  • Participate in all aspects of daily follow up with internal business partner, i.e. email communication and meetings
  • Responsible for achieving calendar deadlines for all stages of design.
  • - Responsible for mentor and development for team of 1-2 Associates or Assistants and Interns

    Experience and Skills

  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and In Design
  • Appropriate brand taste level
  • Proven leadership with strong product development, design, and art skills
  • Strong understanding of fabric & trim development
  • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results oriented environment
  • Potential domestic or international seasonal for trend research
  • 4-10 years of apparel design experience; childrens wear preferred

  • Bachelors degree in Fashion Design or another creative field with comparable experience
  • Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.


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