Senior Designer- Men's Knits & Sweaters

We are looking for talented people who have a thirst for challenge, seek the joy of team effort and will help contribute to our growth as a leading international manufacturer and marketer of apparel.

New York, NY

Perry Ellis Corporate

<p><strong>Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis&reg;, An Original Penguin&reg; by Munsingwear&reg;, Laundry by Shelli Segal&reg;, Rafaella&reg;, Cubavera&reg;, Ben Hogan&reg;, Savane&reg;, Grand Slam&reg;, John Henry&reg;, Manhattan&reg;, Axist&reg; and Farah&reg;. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike&reg; for swimwear, and Callaway&reg;, PGA TOUR&reg; and Jack Nicklaus&reg; for golf apparel.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <p>The Senior Designer for Original Penguin Knits and Sweaters is responsible and accountable for the entire design process from conception to production for multiple brands.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <br /> <br />
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <p>Create designs within the agreed-upon market trends with SVP of design, that support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsible for trend research and seasonal color and concept presentation</p> </li> <li> <p>Build strong, balanced assortments that include core and fashion items as it pertains to multiple product categories.</p> </li> <li> <p>Accountable for growing business, process improvement and seeking opportunities to positively affect the company.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ensure product design package is complete, accurate and handed off to product development team, tech department and vendors on time for prototypes and salesmen samples.</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsible for design presentations to internal and external partners</p> </li> <li> <p>Partners with merchandising teams to define seasonal time frame and ensure that creative goals and business goals are in alignment.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Ensure that the product meets target pricing, tells a strong merchandising story and meets SKU requirements for the brand.</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsible for approval of sales samples to ensure garment is production-ready.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsibility to manage and mentor assistant and associate designers as well as interns</p> </li> <li> <p>Partners with fabric team to develop new fabrications</p> </li> <li> <p>Provide clear direction to the print team to execute desired concepts and inspirations&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Domestic travel for design inspiration as well as for sales presentations with accounts buyers and trade shows.</p> </li> </ul> <br /> <p>SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES</p> <p>Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates direct reports. Encourages proper growth within the company and development of&nbsp; Design Interns, Assistant Designers, Associate Designers, and Senior Associate Designers.</p>
Requirements: <ul> <li> <p>Bachelor degree (B.A) from a college or university, Major in Design</p> </li> <li> <p>8+ years of design experience, must have mens sweater and knit experience</p> </li> </ul> <br /> <p>SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES</p> <ul> <li> <p>Knowledge of activewear fabrications and performance technologies.</p> </li> <li> <p>High level of creativity with a passion for design</p> </li> <li> <p>Working Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to learn new computer technology including 3-D design</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to design around concepts with strong sense of style and color.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, colorways, textiles, sewing techniques, graphics, embroidery and trim.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Strong organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Pattern making/garment construction knowledge and experience.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business, technical and professional journals or other documents.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures and effectively present information to and respond to questions from overseas offices and other associates.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to use basic math principles to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, area and percentages when working with three-dimensional designs and estimating design production cost.</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.</p> </li> </ul> <br /> <p>PHYSICAL DEMANDS</p> <p>This position requires the normal demands of any job, such as sitting, standing, reaching with arms and hands, walking, talking and hearing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>WORK ENVIRONMENT</p> <p>While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>