This position is responsible for assisting with creating and developing product for an assigned category or categories from start to finish, BOM creations, and PLM management as well as support the design team as necessary to execute the seasonal concept direction, line plan, style development, and overall timely completion of product.

Description

Who We Are

Goorin Bros., established in 1895 is a legacy brand. We are changing what’s normal or expected. We make accessible headwear and other expressive pieces designed with unexpected flair. Unconventional, enthusiastic, and approachable. We encourage the impossible. We exist because life gets too serious and uninspiring. Through our relentless pursuit of fun and imagination, we interrupt the mundane.

What You Will Be Doing

This position is responsible for assisting with creating and developing product for an assigned category or categories from start to finish, BOM creations, and PLM management as well as support the design team as necessary to execute the seasonal concept direction, line plan, style development, and overall timely completion of product. The ideal candidate is a meticulous and collaborative team player with 1-3 years of experience in a similar field. They will partner closely with individuals internally in Merchandising, Product Development, and Design. You will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you will collaborate closely with talented cross-functional partners in the business.

  • Assists design team in creating the product collections/design tech packs at the beginning of each season
  • Assists in managing multiple seasons at different stages of development, while understanding the development calendar and ensuring teams are adhering to the T&A
  • Assist in design process from initial inspiration to final prototype, aiding the designers in the product life cycle including market trend research, inspiration, computer flat sketching, specifications, fit, and ensuring that product is designed to meet needs
  • Collaborate with team to select seasonal themes, make edits to line, create new concepts, identify/select fabrics and trims
  • Manage and Organize specs for all products in the Product Lifecycle Management System (Backbone) while maintaining accuracy
  • Work with PD & Design to review samples for quality and design call outs in both development and production phase
  • Responsible for timeline adherence; ensure all design documentation is delivered to development partners on time
  • Create and execute on the vision; ensuring that the product is consistent with market trends, while maintaining the brand identity and overall business strategy
  • Work closely with cross functional members of the team, participating in seasonal line reviews to ensure a cohesive product line is realized; making updates and revisions as needed
  • Partner closely with product development team ensure design packages are complete and accurate and desired outcome of product is achieved.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required

  • Proficient in Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign and Backbone PLM, Excel, and Outlook
  • Work under deadlines, manage multiple priorities and independently coordinate work within the team
  • 1-3 years of work experience or equivalent experience in product development or design; preferably in retail/fashion space
  • Knowledge of development/production cycle timeline
  • Passion and excitement for the retail/fashion industry (super bonus: you love hats!)
  • Ability to be flexible and agile with constant changes and time restraints; learn on-the-fly.
  • Strong communication (written & oral), problem-solving and follow up skills; must act as a proactive team player
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Able to work as a member of a team.

Pay

  • Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Salary

$70,000 - $75,000 per year

    If you feel that Goorin Bros. is the right place to hang your hat, please email your resume and current availability to: careers@goorin.com. Or apply directly here: https://jobs.gusto.com/postings/goorin-bros-assistant-designer-3f1ad46d-e995-4420-b988-0f210ee38d33

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