Senior Apparel Designer, Kids

Roots - York, ON (8 months ago)

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The Sr. Designer - Kids will create seasonal custom collections for the Kids, Toddler, Baby category keeping within Roots brand vision, seasonal direction and market needs. They need to be creative and think outside of the box contributing to the overall creative energy of the Design team.

To be successful, you’ll need to possess:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in apparel design, preferably in the Kids category
  • Extensive knowledge of apparel design, garment construction, applied graphic processes and fashion cycles
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator & Photoshop)
  • Ability to design in their specific category keeping in mind the ROOTS design ascetic, pricing and seasonal themes.
  • Ability to work cooperatively within and outside the design team
  • Ability to share ideas and develop effective solutions to achieve the desired execution of product
  • Ability to effectively handle constructive feedback from colleagues and senior management
  • Superior organization skills
  • The ability to conduct fittings with a high level of technical expertise
  • Leadership abilities: able to manage process and people

This is an opportunity to shape our company’s future by:
  • Initiating seasonal development packages, including momentus pages, initial spec, color, and BOMs or as directed
  • Managing style from development into production according to calendar deadlines
  • Conducting fittings & working with technical team to perfect fit
  • Working cooperatively across buying, graphics & merchandising
  • Managing day to day submissions and overseeing direct report of associate designer in the team
  • Competitive shopping and market trend research
  • Line Reviews 8 times per year. Present the initial and final line review to stakeholders
We’d like to thank everyone who applies, but we can only contact applicants who are most qualified.

Roots is not only a brand, it’s a culture and lifestyle. We look for dynamic individuals who are not only interested in retail and fashion, but who enjoy challenges and share our vision for a safer, cleaner, healthier planet.
In addition to our customers, an intrinsic part of our success has always been the people who work here. Roots is a company in which you can grow and benefit from the great opportunities often available. All members of our team are encouraged to ‘spread their roots’.