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Senior Designer - Dresses, Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant New York, NY (On Site) Full-Time
Brand Overview

ascena is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women through our brands Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant and Cacique. We operate ecommerce websites and over 1200 stores throughout the United States.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Designer - Dresses, Lane Bryant to join our team located at our LB NYC Design Off-LaneBryant-New York, NY 10036.

Position Overview

To direct, build and develop product ideas for designated business category. Work closely with Directors, Design, Technical Design Sourcing Team, and Merchants to execute to Seasonal Concept direction, line plan style needs, margin requirements, and completion of product. Manage Brand Integrity through internal and external Design and Product Development. Continue to evolve Lane Bryant’s product process. High taste level, ability to identify trends, bring newness to the table and translate concepts into wearable commercially appealing collection.

Performance Requirements

  • Manage multiple seasons within your category/categories
  • Knowledge of customer needs/wants as well as current and emerging trends with the ability to translate into brand- right product, balancing core and fashion
  • Takes initiative with the “big picture” and how the total look applies across classifications; collaborate w/ other categories leads
  • Travel/Store visits as needed both locally and to NY/OH, LA, store visits for inspirational shopping
  • Partner with Trend on seasonal research; magazines, websites etc. and collaborate with Trend Manager for seasonal concept coordination
  • Partner with R & D and Sourcing to research and develop core and key fabrications, trim, embellishment appropriate to the category. Initiate test recommendations on a seasonal and ongoing basis
  • Clearly present design point of view at seasonal design owned PLC meetings to senior management and merchant team
  • Complete understanding of fit. Attend all Fit sessions pertaining to your product working closely with the Technical Design partners to maintain initial vision and Brand fit
  • Execute timelines on Product Calendar and Line Plan needs
  • Manage/Communication with Agent/Vendor offices to ensure correct design detail execution for categories
  • Manage/Create design boards/google slides line sheet for each season showing silhouette, fabric and print for each design owned PLC meeting
  • Responsible for management/sketching of seasonal assortment, accurate seasonal tech pack execution, tech pack updates and line sheets per categories
  • Able to direct and mentor direct reports to create better understanding of Lane Bryant’s customer
  • Manage, coach, evaluate direct reports and foster their professional development
  • Manage coordination of category samples and cads for line review and Line Coordination
  • Support design directors and VP’s on process, best practices and milestone meetings
  • Partner and communicate with TD/Sourcing to ensure accurate translation of design intent
  • Partner with merchants to know and understand sales of your category and be able to apply this sales knowledge to future development
  • Collaborate with entire design team to support outfits, monthly messages and color within lifestyles
  • Communicate design intent to team, Sourcing, TD, and Merchants
  • Partner with cross functional team to align and resolve issues within categories as they arise

Work Experience & Education Requirements

  • 7-10 years of experience in a design or product development related position for a fashion retailer.
  • Extensive background in fit, fabric development, finishes and construction details.
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related field preferred.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Power Point. Prior PLM, Adobe Illustrator and Kaleidostyle experience preferred.
  • Excellent managerial, organization and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships quickly.
  • International travel may be required

The target salary for this role is: $110,000 - $120,000

Actual compensation within that range is influenced by a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, and other job-related factors.


LB NYC Design Off-LaneBryant-New York, NY 10036

Position Type

Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.

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