Designer, Licensed Fashion Categories

Compensation

: $77,570.00 - $152,950.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Fashion



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Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home d?cor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color-Kate Spade New York's founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.primary purpose: The Designer, Licensed Fashion Categories will assist the Senior Design Director in building the seasonal category concept and color for licensed outerwear, swimwear, sleepwear, and legwear, by seasonal flow. This role will also research market trends as applicable to brand, both aspirational and competitive, and convey key ideas and seasonal messaging for licensed partners.the successful individual will leverage their proficiency in design to...* Be the key Interface with Licensed Partner Design teams for seasonal design info and brand direction. Must have the ability to liaise independently with license partners.* Manage preparation for all design meetings; conduct follow-up* Coordinate seasonal trend presentations to the licensee partners* Build seasonal color palettes and print assortments, by category, related to the Creative Director's brand direction. Supply each licensee with targeted color, print and trend direction.* Collaborate closely with the art department; art direct allover print and graphics exclusive to the licensed partners; own print package pass-off between KSNY and the licensees.* Be the key Liaison with the licensees on day-to-day issues pertaining to design and product development* Initiate cross-collaboration with in-house design teams (handbags, RTW, jewelry, shoes, home) to share design assets and seasonal direction* Manage communication flow of internal design priorities and changes throughout season (at sketch review, proto review and market sample review ) to the licensees* Facilitate the fulfillment of all licensee requests, i.e. swatches, prints, hardware, etc.* Ensure adherence to brand standards on product identification, i.e. hardware, labels, logo, trims, etc and collect documentation/components.* Initiate project requests and oversee to final approval (with art department, hardware, editorial, legal teams)* Maintain seasonal print, design and product libraries, by category* Document all product approvals* Ensure that product is of high quality and consistent with market trends, as well as business strategy.* Be the in-house category expert on trend and competition (design, positioning, customer, pricing, sales, and product mix by season)* Be research savvy: both digitally, and aware of the retail landscape.* Partner with Global Licensing team to filter potential line extensions and new business opportunities* Interface with Global Licensing Business team to build seasonal T&A calendar by category* Manage and adhere to design/development calendars with external and internal partners* Ensure prompt approval/comments by Kate Spade Senior Design leadership on all submitted concepts/designs* Set up seasonal hindsight with internal and external partners, as neededthe accomplished individual will possess...* 5-7 years Fashion industry experience* Licensing experience preferred* Color, Print and Graphic Design experience* Experience in high fashion, including market trends, design, and luxe raw materials* Diverse set of experience across design categories, as well as strong construction knowledge* Ability to conduct a RTW fitting* Ability to work in fast-paced environment* Strong organizational skills and deadline management* BA in Fashion DesignOur Competencies for All Employees* Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.* Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.* Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.* Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.* Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.* Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.* Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.Our Competencies for All People Managers* Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.* Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.* Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Kate Spade at www.katespade.com.Req ID: 60132Job Segment: Retail Sales, Outside Sales, Supply, Graphic Design, Fashion, Retail, Sales, Operations, Creative
Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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