Designer, RTW Trim & Hardware

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
08 Apr 2021
17 Jun 2021

The Designer Trim & Hardware is responsible for the research and development of trends, themes, concepts, techniques and materials relevant to defining the Tory Burch trim & hardware for the Ready to Wear division.


  • Responsible for entire trim & hardware design process, from market research, conceptual presentations to Tory and SVPs of Design, design and execution of swatches and design and execution of selected trim & hardware for SMS.
  • Responsible for calendar adherence throughout the entire development process.
  • Develop, demonstrate, and maintain a strong knowledge of target market demands, customers, and brand objectives.
  • Partner with Design teammates to develop elements appropriate to the various product and line-plan needs.
  • Partner with external global vendors to execute developments of seasonal collections and collaborations.
  • Work closely with PD partner on allocation of work to appropriate factories, advance development of costing options for SMS.
  • Responsible for continuous flow of new concepts and new materials, to be always thinking how to move the category forward for the brand.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Fashion, Textiles or Surface Pattern Design
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant design experience within trim or hardware
  • Strong computer knowledge including Rhino, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Excel.
  • Previous experience with 3D printing preferred
  • Ability to hand sketch
  • Strong design and conceptual skills; strong sense of style, color and taste level. Jewelry, sculpture experience a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of technical trim & hardware design development techniques and commercialization
  • Previous luxury apparel experience preferred.
  • Global viewpoint, cultural sensitivity, and adaptability a must.
  • Strong communication and collaboration with cross functional partners required; ability and influence to drive change

  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

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