Thursday, December 1, 2011

Assistant Designer at Tandy Brands

Title: Assistant Designer
Department: Design
Location: Dallas Office
Reports To: Director – Merchandise/Design - SLGs
Start Date:Immediate

Essential Job Functions:
This position will be responsible for coordination, preparing sketches/spec packages, and design specifications of the development of products with design team. Collaborate with the Design team in researching, designing and developing product by category from ideation through execution. Overseeing and coordinating product presentations and price/cost analysis. Responsible for maintaining all records and files for access by the merchandise department. Assists in developing concepts on product and merchandising strategies by accessing the marketplace,price/value relationship, current trends and channel of distribution. Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely documentation and communication to factories. Create and design product through sketches, renderings, samples and control cads that meet Merchant line plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in design, textiles, art or related degree. One to two years experience related to product design of manufactured consumer products, product planning and assortment development, preferably in apparel accessories industry. Technical knowledge as it relates to raw materials and finished goods manufacturing. Ability to be multi-tasked, have a demonstrated sense of urgency, ability to meet multiple deadlines, and work independently with minimal supervision. Team player with proven organizational, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to meet Time and Action Calendar time lines. Experienced in communication with overseas vendors and factories. Proficient in Photoshop/Illustrator, basic computer design system skills, Outlook, Excel and Word. Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Adobe Photoshop. Demonstrated creative sense and ability including technical/CAD sketching ability and trend/market awareness. Excellent written/verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to do creative, focused, visual presentations. Flexible schedule to work additional hours as needed. Available to travel.

Interested candidates should contact the Corporate Human Resources at Dallas within 7 days of the date below.

Date Posted: November 30, 2011
Position: Assistant Designer

Tandy Brands is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals without regard to race, age, religion, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin or any other protected category.