Sr Mgr, CAD (Chico's) - 11215 Metro Pkwy

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Closing date
26 Apr 2023

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Senior Manager

Job Details

With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., 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. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.


This position creates and develops unique prints and patterns that are brand appropriate while being modern and trend right that will elevate the brand and set it apart from the other brands.

Stay abreast of all seasonal fashion trends and print trends to achieve style appropriate prints.

Drive the Calendar and all associated processes and procedures for the CAD Department, coordinating and managing department workload to execute the calendar.


• Responsible for print and pattern development on CAD system which includes working from original art, vintage art, creating art and color combinations related to seasonal color palette and direction.

• Drives artwork development; builds, directs, and executes one of the CAD development phases of the artwork development in the continued evolution and development of the structure, calendar, and processes to anticipate and support the changing demands of the business.

• Oversees and delegates art projects, critiquing and preparing for final approval. Stays abreast of all seasonal trends and color forecasts to achieve trend appropriate prints.

• Communicates with cross functional leaders to ensure mutual updated understanding of repeat specifications, color limitations and printing techniques.

• Motivates, develops and trains a CAD team that will execute product needs while maintaining a T&A calendar.

• Communicates with cross functional leaders to ensure mutual updated understanding of repeat specifications, color limitations and printing techniques.

• 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.

This position may be found in multiple brands. Some duties may vary from brand to brand.


• Bachelor's Degree Art, Fashion Design or a related field

• 8+ years of experience in retail print and pattern CAD Development/Design

• Excellent managerial, organization and leadership skills

• Highly proficient on Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator programs, and literate in Microsoft Office and NedGraphics

• Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbal

• Complete knowledge of bulk production requirements and restrictions

• Detail oriented, self-motivated, creative problem solver

• Strong presentation skills and ability to influence

• Ability to prioritize and manage projects in a timely fashion

Chico's FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Chico’s was founded in 1983 as a small boutique selling Mexican folk art on Sanibel Island, Florida. The Founders discovered the sweater, pivoted the business and fashion was never the same. The rich colors and prints, unique artisanal details, stylish solutions, and amazing personal service made a lasting connection with customers. Our corporate headquarters is located in Fort Myers, Florida supporting our family of brands: Chico's, White House Black Market and Soma Intimates. We offer a variety of amenities and benefits onsite as well as a strong company culture. It's our passion to inspire and empower one another and give back to the communities in which we live and work. Providing Most Amazing Personal Service to our customers, our communities, and each other makes Chico's FAS, Inc. an amazing place to work, learn and grow.

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11215 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers

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