Designer

Overview

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com , www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com .

Location Name

New York Office

Responsibilities

Note: Looking for experienced candidates in Denim. This position will support Women's Denim.

As a Designer you will be working with all facets of design development for assigned categories alongside the fun and highly talented Design team. You will be doing market research to understand our customers, sketching, working on fabric, print and trim development, collaborating with our tech team during fittings and communicating daily with our Production and Merchandising teams.

  • Autonomously designs and innovates on products for their assigned categories without daily oversight
  • Contributes to overall company product strategies
  • Attends category cross-functional meetings with merchandising, production, tech design and planning, and is prepared to lead discussions and present relevant information
  • Stays up to date on trends and presents those ideas cross-functionally
  • Translates customer needs into viable product ideas
  • Builds product related deadlines on top of company calendar
  • Collaborates with merchandising team to bring new key ideas to categories
  • Attends retail trade shows and visits factories to stay up to date on industry and product trends and production innovations when required
  • Responsible for designing full product lines for their categories; keen eye for fabric, pattern, trim, color and print, as well as maintaining cost targets and imu goals.
  • Clear understanding of all technical aspects of assigned categories design and development, including different types of fabric finishes, performance properties, trim and garment construction.
  • Responsible for creating detailed and accurate tech packs (Adept at relevant design systems, BeProduct, Adobe, Miro, Microsoft)
  • Contributes point of view in fitting and take notes/update tech packs and sketches accordingly
  • Creates clear and directional design boards, owns editing development to 50% development ratio in partnership with Merchandising
  • Comfortable speaking publicly and presenting designs in variety of settings
  • Able to lead with confidence in assortment meetings with merchandising
  • Attends seasonal detail meetings and directs conversation of assortment, responsible for selecting trims and product details.
  • Keeps clear, open communication with production and merchandising
  • Responsible for pulling fabrics, color inspiration and trims for categories, has good understanding of fabric construction and attributes
  • Approves lab dips, handlooms, trim sheets, knit-downs, trim development, fit samples and pre-production samples
  • Communicates all product details for site merchandising to input into website


Required Experience & Qualifications
  • 5+ years of design experience
  • Prior Denim experience required
  • Strong design aesthetic and ability to produce relevant and innovative design concepts
  • Have the ability to sell ideas and clearly explain product designs
  • Expert at using Adobe design software
  • Comfortable with design calendar, deadlines and managing competing priorities
  • Comfortable with garment construction in assigned categories.


Critical Skills & Attributes
  • A positive "all-hands-on-deck" attitude and willingness to get the job done
  • Knowing when to make decisions vs. relying on manager
  • Strong communication in a variety of settings (verbal & written) Internally/externally
  • Able to work collaboratively with team members to achieve team initiatives
  • Understands how to shift priorities and workload as business needs shift
  • Asks relevant questions and can work through data to come to a timely decision


Benefits and Compensation:

Express, Inc. offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Salary Range

$94,900-$134,900

Closing

An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.