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Senior Designer Soft Wovens (m/f/d)

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: New York, US, 10011

Company: ESPRIT Europe GmbH

ESPRIT is embarking on an exciting new chapter with a bold creative direction celebrating the brand’s fresh, colorful, and optimistic vision of lifestyle, introducing to a new generation that belief that, “If it’s not inspiring, it’s not ESPRIT.”


As part of this new journey, ESPRIT is building a new creative hub in New York City, where this role will be based.  You would like to work in a company whose products are well-known and support such company in its success?


Then apply now as 

Senior Designer Soft Wovens (m/f/d) 


Your Tasks

  • Design women’s soft wovens across all categories within the Central New York design team, reporting to the Central Womenswear Design Director.
  • Own the soft wovens design process from concept to execution, driving inspiration and innovation across global design teams.
  • Research market and fashion trends and be an expert on your category
  • Lead design comments and communicate to relevant teams.
  • Ensure seamless & on-time design process, upholding brand vision & quality. 
  • Work with Materials R&D and agencies/suppliers to drive initial development, and make sure the selected materials are falling into correct price bucket 
  • Own sketching and presentation
  • Ensure timely PDM data entry and maintenance
  • Build and maintain strong collaboration with EU/HK design teams and work on overall design global strategies & initiatives 
  • Own the tech pack process for your category while building and maintaining strong collaboration with Technical Design teams.
  • Mentor and lead junior level designers
  • Ensure quality and details are executed through to production
  • Approve mock ups and prototypes, ensuring a premium product for the customer
  • Collaborate with Print and graphics designers on development and execution
  • Ensure compliance with Esprit’s Code of Conduct, corporate social requirements
  • Demonstrate cross-functional leadership when collaborating with team members to achieve a common objective. 
  • Build and coach your team against individual development plan. Provide coaching and set them up for success. Own succession plans for your team 


Your Skills


  • 8+ years experience in fashion design with an emphasis on women’s soft wovens across all categories.
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, ProCreate, Microsoft Office Suite, Teams and Keynote.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design OR fashion related degree.
  • Must possess astute knowledge of tailoring, sportswear, garment construction, trends and fabrication.
  • Must have an eye for conceptual research and be proficient in creating digital presentations and graphic formatting.
  • Must be an excellent illustrator and be able to communicate design ideas via technical sketch, croquis and detailed tech packs.
  • Communicate with global cross functional teams
  • Support design team in digital presentations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Be an expert in current womenssoft  wovens market trends
  • PDM/PLM experience a plus



Are you a good match for this Job ?

Please submit an online application with your salary expectations and an indication of your earliest starting date. 



All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range ~$95-130K: This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time.