Kellwood

Assistant Designer, Women's Sweaters, LA

US-CA-Los Angeles
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 41 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com.

 

Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.

 

Organizational Structure:

 

The Assistant Designer, Women’s Sweaters reports directly to the Sr. Designer, Women’s Sweaters. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare for design fittings by specing all proto samples
  • Generate tech packs and update them with fit comments and BOM updates
  • Generate linesheets and keep updated as qualitied/sketches change
  • Organize seasonal swatch library
  • Send out and track all knitdown requests
  • Create seasonal swatch cards for sketch boards
  • Develop original swatches in-house via hand or machine knitting
  • Perform additional duties and assignment as requested

Qualifications

  • Must have a two-year AAS or College degree in Design
  • Must have minimum six months to one year of experience in Design internship positions
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of excel, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success in both written and verbal communication
  • Must be a team player, have ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines and take initiative
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet all objectives and allow the various initiatives of the Design department to be accomplished in a timely manner
  • Must be detail oriented individual and a strong self-starter
  • Must be able to take direction.  This position requires incumbent to establish effective work relationships across multiple levels and functions
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and change
  • Able to hand knit as well as use a domestic knitting machine.  Knowledge of industrial knitting machine programing is a plus
  • Must be creative and have interest in textiles/knitwear
  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills

Compensation

 

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. 

 

Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

 

Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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