Friday, March 4, 2011

Job Opportunities at Dillard's

Dillard's Men's Designer
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Trend

- Meet with trend services, review trend websites and publications to determine appropriate trends for brand
- Work with color services for color direction
- Work with print services for print direction
- Meet with fabric research, mills & manufacturers for fabric trend
Development / Definition
- Meet with merchandising team to review business plan
- Develop seasonal color palette and fabric
- Develop artwork with Cad Artists/Manufacturers
- Determine silhouette, trims, pattern, color, details
- Sketch in Kaledo styles for development
- Participate in merchandising strategies of brand
Production
- Participate in sourcing meetings
- Participate in GFE fits when necessary
- Approve fabric submits and all garment components
- Approve all print, pattern & color
- Prepare bill of materials and attend all technical turn-ins

Mandatory qualifications:
Previous position as a designer in the retail or wholesale industry with a design degree or equivalent experience, Minimum 5 years

Important Technical Skills:
- Ability to create clear sketches and determine appropriate measurements for design samples
- Understanding of fabric/garment construction and manufacturing process
- Understanding of garment costing
- Proficient computer skills with ability to use internet-based systems
- Strong attention to detail

Important “Soft Skills”:
- Excellent ability to recognize and implement important fashion trends appropriate to the brand
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent organizational skills
- Highly motivated and energetic
- Ability to follow time and action calendar to meet deadlines

Candidate Requirements:
Description of average work week - 40 hours per week minimum, more as workload demands
Travel - Range of 24-48 nights per year including- Development Trips to Asia, Trend/Development Trips within North and South America and Weekend Inventory Trip annually.
http://jobview.monster.com/Dillard's-Men's-Sportswear-Designer-Job-Little-Rock-AR-US-97352505.aspx

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DILLARD’S PRODUCT TECHNICIAN - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nation's largest fashion apparel and home furnishings retailers with annual sales of approximately $5.9 billion. The Company focuses on delivering maximum value to its shoppers, with fairly priced merchandise complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, including products sourced and marketed under Dillard's exclusive brand names. The Company operates over 300 stores spanning 29 states, all operating with one name - Dillard's.

DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for translating product concepts from merchandising/design group into product specification packages for private brand merchandise. This includes size specifications, detailed drawing of garment, and minimum construction specifications that create an integrated set of product blueprints based on design concepts. Provides technical evaluation for size, fit and construction detail. Conducts fit session on mannequin and live model. Responsible for forming partnership with our manufacturers for all value added benefits. Assigns and insures enforcement of Dillard's Department Stores apparel specifications and standards required to reflect best fit and quality construction, while keeping current styling that is relative to private brand strategies.

REQUIREMENTS:
Position requires 2-4 years in pattern making and grading, including 2 years as an Assistant Design Technician or its equivalent. Must be knowledgeable of apparel construction and factory workflow, manufacturing techniques and process. Candidate should have a professional attitude, strong
communication and organizational skills and proficiency with Product Data Management systems, Microsoft Word and Excel.
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