Position : Manager of Ladies Design
Reports to : VP of Ladies Merchandising
Employment Type : 12 month contract, full-time
Position Description :
Partner with the VP of Ladies Merchandising to seasonally analyze and strategize key trends and concepts and be able to adapt those trends and concepts to all classifications to further evolve the Bluenotes brand.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following :
Manage team in design, development and execution of all ladies’ private label commodities; provide and oversee market research, product apparel design and labeling / packaging
Identify new and growing categories
Identify and present key items, colour, and print directions to ensure Bluenotes is always a leader in junior fashion trends
Analyze our key competitors and interpret how they influence Bluenotes
Research and create trend reports to provide creative direction to the buying and design teams
Strong technical and design background in all aspects of apparel including denim
Initiate the designs for each commodity while working with the buyer’s assortment plan / shopping list
Direct the types of design and development required for each merchandise category including key silhouettes, trims, treatments, as well as development of print, pattern and graphic ideas from concept to production
Partner with the Manger of QC on all garment fittings and ensure that the integrity of the design is maintained while ensuring proper fits;
provide comments and artwork corrections to overseas vendors
Team development and mentorship including performance evaluations, hiring and training of design team
Perform other duties as required
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion or Art (or equivalent experience and education).
5+ years related experience
Knowledge of garment construction, patterning, textiles, sewing techniques and product development life cycle
Ability to act as liaison between many departments; excellent communication and analytic skills.
Must be detail oriented, computer literate and to handle multiple tasks at once.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Bluenotes is an equal opportunity employer.
If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.
Job Types : Temporary, Contract