Senior Designer
Women's Sweaters & Knitwear
Posted on 3/22/2024
Club Monaco

1,001-5,000 employees

Creates classic, effortless, and versatile clothing
Company Overview
Club Monaco stands out for its commitment to creating classic, effortless, and versatile pieces, focusing on the details of texture, form, fabric, and design, which reflects a strong culture of craftsmanship and customer-centricity. The company's competitive advantage lies in its "better basics" philosophy, which fills a unique niche in the market for high-quality, timeless fashion. Additionally, Club Monaco demonstrates industry leadership through its customer-friendly policies, such as free shipping on orders over $99, showing a dedication to customer satisfaction and convenience.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

1985

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

6%

2 year growth

6%
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Communications
Adobe Creative Suite
Figma
CategoriesNew
Brand Design
Product & UX/UI Design
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • 7+ years industry experiences in sweater and cut+ sew knits design.
  • Background in designer & contemporary brands preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree in fashion design, with a focus in sweaters design preferred.
  • Creative with ability to develop innovative ideas and concepts that meet our brand initiatives and customer’s needs.
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple seasons simultaneously.
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced working environment and flexible to pivot based on business objectives.
  • Strong hand and computer sketching skills. Ability to communicate designs clearly.
  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction and experience in fitting sweaters and knits.
  • Experience sourcing yarns and knit textiles with knowledge of diverse fibers and qualities.
  • Collaborative approach to design and able to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Clear communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Procreate.
  • Experience in PLM & Figma is a strong plus.
Responsibilities
  • Conceptualize and create compelling, brand right Women’s sweaters, cold weather accessories and cut+sew knits.
  • Engage in all aspects of design and development such as sketching, swatch and yarn development, attending fitting from development through to production.
  • Work closely with design director and cross-functional teams to build brand right products that support Club Monaco’s financial, design and merchandizing strategies.
  • Identify key seasonal sweater and knitwear trends as well as product offerings from competitive brands in the market.
  • Create yarn, fabric and trim sourcing directives, related to the seasonal concept, for agents, mills and Club Monaco’s international sourcing office.
  • Launch knitdowns, swatch and stitch development packages, lab dips and strike-offs. Review all developments, washes, bulk approvals, & trims to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Collaborate with the print and color team on development and execution of artworks, layouts, etc
  • Attend yarn shows, when applicable, to review new seasonal collections and presentations.
  • CAD styles for clear visuals and easy communication with cross functioning teams.
  • Create tech packs with clear and detailed specifications, measurements and construction diagrams. Execute detailed drawings and input BOMs in PLM.
  • Evaluate and maintain pertinent BOMs, sketches and trim details.
  • Own the tech pack process while building and maintaining a strong collaboration with the Technical Design Team.
  • Ensure the processes are as efficient and productive as possible to meet seasonal deliverables.
  • Attend all prototype and production fittings to give precise feedback and ensure design intent is intact. Present styles to design lead and merchandising team during proto fittings and final sample reviews. All changes must be reflected in updated sketches and BOMs on PLM.
  • Collaborate with the merchandising team on chase styles and exclusives.
  • Develop strong relationships with cross-functional teams, including Technical Design, Merchandising, and Production to achieve common objectives. Attend weekly cross-functional meetings to review key deliverables.
  • Partner with Production to ensure targeted costs and margins are met.
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining the yarn & trim libraries and updating seasonal digital design boards.