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Designer - Fashion Accessories/Swim/Sleep/Soft Gifting

Location: New York, New York US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 6385

Position Title: Designer

External Description:

Basic Purpose:

The Designer, Accessories & Non-Apparel is responsible for creating innovative product designs through the seasonal vision and illustration of design concepts into an accessories and non-apparel collection appropriate for the Talbots customer.  The Designer will be instrumental in ensuring the designs are delivered in a timely fashion and within costs while maintaining quality and brand aesthetic.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Research global, domestic and competitive markets to identify new trends, fabrics and techniques
  • Accountable for departmental development and adoption ratios
  • Ensure that product is consistent with market trends while maintaining the Talbots brand integrity and business strategy
  • Execute silhouette, technical fit and styling direction
  • Partner with Merchandising and Sourcing teams to set seasonal framework and ensure creative ideas and business goals are in tandem
  • Set seasonal materials and color direction, working with Sourcing on research and development qualities
  • Adhere to cross-functional calendar and attend all meetings as required
  • Create and oversee execution on tech packs and BOMs; adhere to development deadlines
  • Continue to develop and increase understanding of Talbots customer
  • People Management:
  • Responsible for the recruiting, development and retention of team members
  • Mentor, coach and counsel direct report on performance expectations
  • Provide a positive, challenging work environment
  • Recognize and reward talent and accomplishments of direct report
  • Key partners include: Sourcing, Merchandising, Vendors and Agents


 Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in Art and/or Design
  • 7+ years of Accessories experience with an emphasis on women’s categories
  • Superior sketching ability with strong Illustrator skills
  • Must have strong knit technology knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge in CAD design preferred
  • Strong proficiency with Mac platforms
  • Ability to understand merchandising, sales and branding components to successfully execute a strong accessories collection that marries back to the apparel collection
  • Strong communication skills and ability to positively influence partners and team (internally and externally) – ability to articulate and sell an idea.



Community / Marketing Title: Designer - Fashion Accessories/Swim/Sleep/Soft Gifting

Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact recruiting@talbots.com. Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: New York, New York US

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