Designer, Women's Handbags & Accessories

Old Navy

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Job Details

Job title

Designer, Women's Handbags & Accessories, Old Navy

Location

San Francisco, United States

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

What you'll do

  • Responsible for managing the design process from concept to completion while partnering with the Director to ensure alignment on priorities and direction.
  • Consistently shop and research marketplace, including our competitors for inspirations and opportunities in product, fabric, wash, color and trims.
  • Research, identify and present trend direction.
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of product lines (i.e., sells ideas/concepts and convinces others to adopt a course of action).
  • Plan the line according to sales needs and emerging trends in fit and wash while maintaining appeal to our customer
  • Ensures that product is consistent with market trends and business strategy.
  • Ensure product is being designed within cost parameters.
  • Create and present design boards for each season showcasing silhouette, fabric, color and wash range.
  • Works closely with production partner to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.
  • Partner with merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs.
  • Seasonal travel for research and/or product development is required.

Who you are

Leadership

  • Collaboration & Influencing
  • Drives Results
  • Accountability
  • Innovation Cultivator

Experience Requirements:

  • 4 - 6 years design experience, experience with denim strongly preferred.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of denim finishing techniques, fit, fabric, construction details and color.
  • Proficient sketching in Illustrator and capable in Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Ability manage and help develop skills of direct reports.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong problem-solving skills along with ability to multi task and prioritize
  • Strong design and conceptual skills.
  • Strong sense of style, color, and fit.
  • Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand/ consumer.
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color use, sewing techniques, graphics and trim.
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish good relationships with business partners and department staff

Minimum educationallevel:

College degree in Fashion Design or arelated field

About Us

Old Navy makes current American fashion essentials accessible to every family.  From day one, Old Navy was a revolution.  We were something the world had never seen - fabulous, affordable fashion.  We didn't take ourselves too seriously, and we broke the industry's rules.  What we believe in today is exactly what we believed in when we started: we’re on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again.  We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since.  Today, customers can find their must-have fashion essentials online as well as in one of our 1,000+ stores located globally.

As part of the Field organization, you make the brand come to life for our customers.  Our stores are fast paced, fun, diverse and full of passionate people who love fashion.  The Field offers endless opportunities to grow your career and be a leader – of your peers, of teams, of a business, and in the community.

Old Navy – a brand for everyone, a place for you!