Sr. Graphic/CAD Designer - Kids Apparel in San Francisco, CA at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    201 Spear Street
    San Francisco, CA
  • Date Posted:
    10/3/2018
  • Job ID:
    951351BR

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 951351BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Design
Store ID: 38112: Sears SF Apparel Office 38112

Senior Graphic / CAD Designer needed for the San Francisco office! This person works independently in managing the design process from conception to final prototype for assigned product lines. You will act as a technical expert for the department and may provide guidance to lower level designers. This job represents the highest level individual contributor position in the Designer job family.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Fully responsible for entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, “specing” and fit.
- Responsible for researching global markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.
- Actively participates in the conceptual development of product lines (i.e., sells ideas/concepts and convinces others to adopt a course of action).
- Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.
- Provides insight regarding style and fit of product during presentation.
- Ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy.
- Conducts fit sessions; responsible for final approval for sample fit.
- Recommends revisions/color ways on stripes, plaids and prints.
- Responsible for silhouette, color, print and pattern, fabric and trim selection.
- Identifies opportunities for process improvement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

- Expert design and conceptual skills
- Ability to set a creative tone and to inspire ideas/new concepts; ability to conceptually visualize and build a line
- Excellent sense of style and color
- Excellent organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.
- In-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color ways, sewing techniques, graphics and trim
- Strong leadership skills
- College degree in Fashion Design or related field preferred
- Eight to ten years design experience.

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