JEWELRY AND WATCH DESIGNER

JOB FUNCTION: Fashion
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: New York, NY

COMPENSATION: $65k - $75k
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Oct 13, 2021

Our client is a leading product design, licensing and brand growth company that expands the reach of brands in the market on a global scale. With 20 years of expertise in retail licensing, product development, and product design. They are currently hiring a Jewelry and Watch Designer.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$65,000 – $75,000

Position Overview:

The Jewelry and Watch Designer is part of the overall accessories design team and will own the jewelry and watch category for a private label brand at a major retailer. In this role, they will participate in interpreting the major trends and must have styles into on brand and audience appropriate designs. The role reports into the Senior Designer. In this brand, the jewelry and watch category is co-created between the design team and the suppliers, so little to no sketching is done. The main priority is setting a vision and translating trends to the brand and overseeing the design process with the vendors. This role also requires 6-8 trips per year of domestic travel only. no international travel is anticipated.

Responsibilities of the Designer:

  • In partnership with Senior Designer, create the vision and design for a comprehensive line of jewelry and watches under a private label of a major retailer
  • Research trend and perform comp research to provide innovative ideas for design direction (Identify new trends, silhouettes, techniques, etc.)
  • Research and develop all materials trends, apply the trend to designs and follow up on  delivery with designated materials sourced
  • Demonstrate creativity with understanding of brand aesthetic
  • Keen eye for colors, trend and ability to translate must have items into accessible and cost sensitive designs
  • Partner with retailer product development team to align on design and ensure product brought to life is aligned with vision and design
  • Assist with the preparation of presentation boards for meetings by preparing boards, sketches, etc.
  • Assist Designers in creation and maintenance of PLM
  • Prepare packages for hand-offs
  • Responsible for creation and layout of all line sheets
  • Support all aspects of board creation and presentation
  • Work with Supplier to develop and track all materials and components through approval
  • Maintain product development logs, line sheets, binders, inspiration & product samples and mood boards
  • Meet all deadlines in adherence to the seasonal design calendar
  • Provide design support to supervisors, as needed
  • As needed, present to retailer and internal leadership

Qualifications for the Designer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accessories, jewelry, or related area
  • 5 years of design experience
  • Fundamental understanding of jewelry and watch construction
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to design and sketch Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Organized and detailed oriented
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Has received at least 1 dose of COVID Vaccine

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accessories, jewelry, or related area

Benefits:

  • Atrium Care package available, upon eligibility

As a woman owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

POSITION ID: 102047

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