USA, PA, West Chester QVC Apply QVC is now the design hub on behalf of QVC and HSN and we are searching for a talented and creative Apparel Designer to continue our growth within our Apparel division. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a Designer to see their ideas come to life through product that will reach out customer via live broadcast and eCommerce platforms. As the worlds leading video and ecommerce retailer, QVC has a history of growth and success that goes unmatched. We are an $8.8 billion business that reaches over 300 million homes worldwide. QVC continues to grow on-line, on-air, and through mobile. Ranked as the 3 largest mobile commerce player among multi-category retailers and with nearly 3 million downloads for QVC apps for iPhone and iPad in US, UK and Germany, our global design and development organization is expanding and we are in search of talent to join our high performing team. Job Description Details The designer position requires a committed individual with strong design skills; the ability to design into the brand vision, execute the design creation, and adhere to the design process. The individual will support their brands through the creation of appropriate merchandise which meets the business and trend needs of the Merchandising Team. This includes technical/data creation and management of all seasonal styles from sketching, meeting preparation, sample approval and overseas communication. The Apparel Designer will develop designs for all classifications of specified brands that will result in products that meet the needs of the Global merchandising team and ultimately the customer. The Apparel Designer will communicate the design value points to any multi-market buyers through presentations as well as detailed communication of the design concept to the Technical Designer to ensure that the product developed at the Proto sample stage accurately matches the concept. Maintain awareness of seasonal trends through market shopping, trend research and stay current with competition. This requires international travel to gain knowledge of multi-market product assortments. Create presentation materials for Global trend, Global color and Must Have product categories. Shop trend in retail markets seeking new merchandise ideas, as needed. International travel as needed. Create presentation boards. Develop seasonal color palettes by maintaining awareness of market color direction and internal brand color selling history. Research market through trade shows and trend services identifying specific fabrics for the season, work with sourcing team to source each fabric to meet the specific pricing needs of each brand. Trade show visits will require travel both domestically and internationally. Select each style ??s fabric, trims, materials and colors that fit into the assortment and style plans. Work with team to develop standards to maintain and grow the internal material library. Design all classifications (jackets, skirts, pants, knits and sweaters) for specified brands within the Apparel Merchandising division Prepare line and presentation materials for line reviews and buyer meetings. Create presentation materials for Multi-market product assortment meetings. Be prepared with proto samples, store bought samples, fabric swatches, sketches and tears during Monthly Development Meetings Create flat mechanical sketches for design development packages (to technical design, sourcing and overseas.) Create design development Package components in PLM System. Manage and maintain all information through to final approval. Manage Seasonal line sheets with-in the PLM system. Maintain records so Line sheets are updated and correct for product line selection. Provide color direction for garments to properly assort the product and seasonal collections. Review and approve proto samples. Work with technical designers to ensure tech packages are accurate and complete; review with Manager and provide specific feedback and collaborative direction when necessary. Adhere to the seasonal time and action calendars. Work collaboratively with internal sourcing teams, buyers and technical design to elevate calendar issues and provide resolution in order to maintain calendar dates. Approve fabric samples, lab dips and other development materials sent from factories. Work collaboratively with internal material management teams to provide feedback and clear and concise direction in order to execute approvals properly. Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices. Qualifications: Education:Bachelor ??s Degree or equivalent business experience. Degree in apparel design. Experience: Minimum of five years experience in a designing apparel or in a wholesale/retail design environment. Ideally 5-7 years experience designing contemporary womens apparel Excellent communication ?? both written and verbal and follow-up skills. Excellent presentation skills; the ability to present to a large audience Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Keen attention to detail. Understanding of garment construction and some knowledge of pattern-making process. Sketching ability with creativity in both color and design. Illustrator and/or Photoshop CAD skills with the ability to make effective board presentations and render original design concepts. Other PC skills including Outlook and Microsoft applications. Ability to achieve due dates as established by brand calendar. Ability to adapt and respond to rapid change environment in a positive way that does not affect business. Ability to analyze data/situations and draw relevant conclusions to have positive effects on business in a complex environment Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Ability to make oral and written presentations; ability and confidence to present opinions and thoughts in a clear, unbiased manner. Working knowledge of how product is sourced. Good negotiation and persuasion skills. About QVC, Inc QVC, Inc., exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers on 14 broadcast networks reaching approximately 370 million homes, seven websites, and 220 social pages. QVC, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ : QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, Leading Retail Company and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, \"Qurate Retail Group\"), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores and is 1 in video commerce,3 in ecommerce in North America and 3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist
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