Associate Designer, International Business
Destination Maternity Corporation - Philadelphia, PA

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Job Description:
Destination Maternity has an opportunity within our
Global Partner Business team for an Associate Designer
that will be responsible for creating the collections
that meet the needs our international customers.

Responsibilities include:
  • Creating a collection of ethnic maternity and
nursing tops and bottoms for the Indian market in
partnership with the International Merchant on a
seasonal basis.
  • Creating supplemental line extensions to serve other
international markets as market conditions warrant.
  • Shopping the local Indian print market for print
swatches, silhouette, and color direction, in
tandem; Visiting Indian factories to develop the
styles directly.
  • Adjusting color-ways in prints/stripes/plaids on the
computer.
  • Creating multiple lines sheets and boards to show
concepts/styles to our partners.
  • Presenting trend concepts and line presentations to
our partners on a seasonal Basis.
  • Fitting development garments with the merchant and
technical design team twice a week.
  • Creating detailed PLM packages for new product
including flat sketches, trim information, fabric
information, etc.
  • Partner with Intl Product Manager in reviewing and
commenting on lab dips and strike offs of fabric and
prints.
  • Sending daily communications to our agents and
partners via E-mail.
  • Following up on outstanding issues internally and
externally.

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum work experience: 2 years in a design
development position.
  • Strong design skills in Photoshop/Illustrator:
ability to create line sheets, ability to scan
print/patterns onto flat sketches, ability to change
colors on the computer in print/plaid color-ways.
  • Knowledge of fabric approval processes: ability to
review and comment on labs dips and fabric
qualities.
  • Strong PLM computer knowledge: ability to sketch on
the computer and create detailed PLM development
packages
  • Knowledge of fitting procedures: experience in
fitting development garments with a technical design
team.
  • Strong presentation skills: experience presenting a
line to management.
  • Strong communication skills: experience in product
development with overseas vendors, detailed
communication skills via E-mail and PLM packages.
  • Ability to travel overseas: willing and able to
travel to India 2-4 times a year for 1-2 weeks at a
time (will travel with a merchant or production
mgr).
  • Strong organizational skills, the right candidate
must be proactive and have ability to work
independently, keeping to key milestone dates on TNA
development calendar for International.
Benefits
  • Competitive health and wellness benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Vacation / Sick / Holiday / Personal Time
  • Merchandise Discount
Destination Maternity Corporation is an Equal
Opportunity Employer
Req. Code : 1500
% of Travel Required : 10-20%

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Destination Maternity Corporation (formerly Mothers Work, Inc.) is the world's largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel, using its...