Thursday, April 21, 2011

Position Opens at Dallas Cowboys Merchandising

Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Ltd.
Menswear Designer 2011


Job Description: As a Menswear Designer, you will be researching and developing existing and emerging trends, creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, collaborating with associate designers on fit and spec, and communicating with overseas vendors. You will partner with in-house design, merchandising, and production team as well as outside vendors to facilitate the transition of apparel styles from design concept / first proto through production, utilizing extensive experience and knowledge of textiles, construction, and production.

Responsibilities:
• Research and present trends as inspiration for color, fabric, silhouette, and graphics.
• Work with Product Line Manager in developing styles for mass, mid-tier, and upstairs distribution channels.
• Sketch garment illustrations and present to merchandising and design team during line reviews.
• Work closely with graphic design through the development process.
• Provide timely resolution to all issues relating to the manufacture of the products.
• Comply with Product Design and Development processes, procedures and best methods to ensure efficiencies and speed to market.
• Work with Associate Designer to evaluate and approve product samples to ensure brand integrity is maintained.
• Provide product guidance and collaborate with vendors to ensure product designs are executable and meet set price points.

Start Date: Immediately

Hours: Full-Time

Wages: Salary

Requirements:
• 5 years apparel design experience, 2 of which in menswear
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
• Must have training and experience with garment construction, design, and textiles
• Must be a self starter and be able to take and follow direction
• Must be a good teammate and work well with others
• Must be responsible, organized, and motivated
• Must be able to gather information and make clear, well-reasoned decisions


Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Ltd.
Associate Apparel Designer 2011

Job Description: An Associate Apparel Designer has the ability to work well with the creative team, technically addressing fit, construction, design and fabrication. An ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, very organized, and pay close attention to detail.

Responsibilities:
• Create garment technical packages in Excel based on designer’s sketch and instruction.
• Track and organize production time-line through sampling and production process
• Maintain an organized filing system, sample room, and production calendar.
• Assist designer with submissions to and from vendors including strike-offs, lab dips, fit samples, prototypes, and production.
• Participate in fit process and send tech pack evaluations to vendors.
• Assist the designer to facilitate all aspects from concept to design and final development of a specific garment.

Start Date: Immediately

Hours: Full-Time

Wages: Salary

Requirements:
• Degree in Apparel Design
• Must have at least 2 years of technical design experience
• Must have strong background in pattern making and technical design in categories of men’s, women’s, and youth.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
• Must have training and experience with garment construction, design, and textiles
• Must be a self starter and be able to take and follow direction
• Must be a good teammate and work well with others
• Must be responsible, organized, and motivated
• Must be able to gather information and make clear, well-reasoned decisions


Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Ltd.
Youth Apparel Designer 2011


Job Description: As a Youth Apparel Designer, you will be researching and developing existing and emerging trends, creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, collaborating with associate designers on fit and spec, and communicating with overseas vendors. You will partner with in-house design, merchandising, and production team as well as outside vendors to facilitate the transition of apparel styles from design concept / first proto through production, utilizing extensive experience and knowledge of textiles, construction, and production.

Responsibilities:
• Research and present trends as inspiration for color, fabric, silhouette, and graphics.
• Work with Product Line Manager in developing styles for mass, mid-tier, and upstairs distribution channels.
• Sketch garment illustrations and present to merchandising and design team during line reviews.
• Work closely with graphic design through the development process.
• Provide timely resolution to all issues relating to the manufacture of the products.
• Comply with Product Design and Development processes, procedures and best methods to ensure efficiencies and speed to market.
• Work with Associate Designer to evaluate and approve product samples to ensure brand integrity is maintained.
• Provide product guidance and collaborate with vendors to ensure product designs are executable, comply with CPSIA guidelines and meet set price points.

Start Date: Immediately

Hours: Full-Time

Wages: Salary

Requirements:
• 5 years apparel design experience, 2 of which in youth apparel.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
• Must have training and experience with garment construction, design, and textiles
• Must be a self starter and be able to take and follow direction
• Must be a good teammate and work well with others
• Must be responsible, organized, and motivated
• Must be able to gather information and make clear, well-reasoned decisions

Please email your resume and portfolio to Jessica Duran,
JDuran@dallascowboys.net