Design Development- Associate Manager

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Job type
  • Category
    Creative & Marketing - Fashion

Adecco Creative & Marketing is assisting ANN INC. in their search for an Associate Manager of Design Development for LOFT Outlet! This role is short-term freelance (40 hours/week) for 3+ months and is located in NYC.

The Associate Manager of Design Development is responsible for supporting the Sr. Manager/Director with seasonal development and driving the relationship between the design, merchandising and product development teams. The Associate Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Director’s aesthetic design, color inspiration, print direction and trims are translated into production ready standards. Supports the Product Life Cycle (PLC) to ensure the product integrity standards, quality, on time delivery and best business practices are achieved. Demonstrates a passion for the business and champions the company's values by maintaining effective collaborative relationships.

The Associate Manager of Design Development is responsible for:
- Partners with Sr. Manager/Director in researching/identifying seasonal fashion direction and merchandise trends
- Creating and presenting of seasonal trend analysis and trend boards with their team
- Shop the market for inspiration/new development bodies
- Work with Sr. Manager to develop and present seasonal color palettes
- Partners with Director and Merchandise Managers to align design concept with business needs
- Collaborate with the Sr. Manager to develop focused and cohesive prints within the collection
- Managing the follow-up with outside studios on the development and styling of prints
- Maintaining and updating color palettes throughout the season and for communicating changes to merchants and product development teams
- Research/order color standards from the market
- Print development packages, including cad/discs/technical/technique requirement
- Communication with vendors and production team in development/price negotiations of trims
- Communicate all approvals, corrections, updates and changes post line review, comments/approvals on trims for bulk orders
- Timely approvals on strike-offs, embroideries and yarn dyes
- Updates all style sheets with necessary design information
- Adhere to PLC calendar and deadlines, and organize and maintain print archives
- Coordinate with Merchants and Production on approvals, corrections, updates and changes post line review

The ideal candidate for the Associate Manager of Design Development role has:
- Bachelors Degree in a related field of study preferred, and a minimum 5+ years’ experience.
- Experience working with prints, color matching and creation of colorways.
- Must possess a brand appropriate design aesthetic and the ability to translate the color and print into production ready standards.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Ability to sketch using CAD/Illustrator
- Ability to work in a collaborative team oriented environment.

If this sounds like you, Apply Now!

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