Fashion Design Director – 1 Year Contract

at Centric Brands
Location Mississauga, Canada
Date Posted June 24, 2024
Category Design
Job Type Full-time

Description

WORK WITH US!

Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets, and sells high-quality products in the Kids, Men’s and Women’s apparel, Accessories, Beauty, and Entertainment categories. The Company’s portfolio includes licenses for more than 100 iconic brands. Centric Brands is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, Greensboro, London, and Hong Kong. For more information about Centric Brands, please visit https://www.centricbrands.com.

SNEAK PEAK AT OUR BENEFITS:

• Industry-competitive salary
• Generous vacation
• Sick days
• Flexible hours
• Hybrid schedule
• Summer Fridays (half day)
• Commute discount (i.e STM)
• Casual wear
• Company Events
• Birthday gift
• Sample Sales
• Brand discounts
• Gym discount
• Training, development & career advancement opportunities
• D&I committee that is shaping the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Centric Brands though workshops, resources, and inspiring conversation.

What could be more exciting than putting your mark on some of the world’s most famous and well-loved fashion brands? We are looking for a Directeur en Design to join our growing team, for a one year contract, for a maternity leave replacement.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Design for Men’s sportswear commodities
• Lead a team of Designers and Graphic designer to build each seasons collections
• Build a cohesive assortment and ensure each product delivers on brand aesthetic
• Researches and identifies fabric, yarn and trim trends
• Travels to relevant markets and retail landscapes to identify research appropriate style development
• Research, online, trend services, retail, and prepares Mood presentation boards
• Interprets business sales trends and incorporates for the upcoming season
• In partnership with the design team creates style concept boards for each area of responsibility, showing silhouette and color, fabric, print and pattern
• Identify product opportunities to capitalize on opportunities
• Partner with sourcing to build-out product that fits our quality and costing targets
• Lead fit sessions in partnership with tech team
• Partner with graphic designer to development screen prints, plaids and all over prints
• Collaborate with Brand owners on packaging requirements
• Help guide Designers to create detailed technical drawings and color cads using Adobe Illustrator.
• Review all sample comments, fabric/lab dips approval with Designers
• Ensure all design timelines are met and product is on track meeting calendar deadlines
• Knowledge of creating styles and tech packs in PLM.

DO YOU HAVE THE PROFILE WE'RE LOOKING FOR?

• Bachelor’s degree in fashion, or college degree in fashion design
• 8+ years of related experience in Men's apparel design
• Excellent understanding of the contemporary and lifestyle markets on a global scale
• Excellent understanding knits, wovens sweaters, bottoms and light weight outerwear
• A dedication to quality and sustainability
• Ability to take ownership and be accountable
• Ability to take direction and be coachable and adaptable
• Ability to inspire and confidently campaign for ideas and proposals
• Thorough understanding apparel constructions, materials, costing and processes
• Highly motivated, Creative and Enthusiastic
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
• Ability to collaborate strategically with cross-functional partners and drive towards shared success and outcomes
• Hands-on experience leading teams and developing design talent
• Strong proficiency of MS Office Suite
• Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Knowledge of PLM is an asset
• Experience in creating technical drawings.

Be part of our growing community by getting involved with groups, teams, and initiatives like Be Green, Be Giving, Be Well and Be Celebrated.

Centric Brands Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion

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