Designer

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

Essential Tasks
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to maximize business.
  • Utilize trend intelligence, current and historical business to design and deliver a balanced assortment of fashion key items & fashion must-haves.
  • Build trend ideas and create new opportunities in the business
  • Responsible for managing the entire design process for assigned product category.
  • Partners with team on yarns and patterns.
  • Translates seasonal concept into fully articulated line with guidance from Design Director / VP Design.
  • Work toward managing more than one category.
  • Strong working relationships with cross functional team members through communication and problem solving.
  • Ability to influence partners.
  • Oversee and assist junior designers in development of tech packs.
  • Manage, motivate, and lead the development of junior designers.
  • Ability to prioritize different types of work, for self and for associates/assistants.
  • Present working sessions at milestone meetings.

Essential Requirements
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design specializing in Knitwear
  • Experience: 5+ years of full time professional Women's Sweater Design experience
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Resourceful, flexible, and problem solver
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities independently

Salary Range: $101,200 - $152,500

Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express 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 will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.