Associate Designer to support Product Development

Nena & Co. is seeking an Associate Designer to support Product Development in the execution of quality leather and fabric accessories. This role will support our Design team across a variety of tasks to ensure timelines and quality are met. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team and gain experience across a range of product categories. The role will report into the Lead Designer.

Responsibilities:

  • Communication with vendors in regards to product sampling and material sourcing
  • Update sample spreadsheet with sample numbers, lead-time and pricing.
  • Create and maintain physical material/trim libraries for each country
  • Daily correspondence to ensure product timeline is met on schedule and as intended by design
  • Manage seasonal development as needed
  • Proposals for new products
  • Creating accurate techpacks and updating them accordingly
  • Assist in maintaining seasonal color palettes and market research
  • Updating weekly linesheet as needed
  • Hand sketching and digital rendering of product

Who You Are:

  • 1+ years of experience in Production or Product Development, Accessories experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion
  • Meticulous & highly organized
  • Detail oriented and accurate record keeping
  • Motivated to learn, implement, and ultimately improve processes and skills.
  • A self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills. *Spanish speaking is a plus!
  • Someone with strong computer skills in Adobe Suite
  • A team player who has strong work ethic
  • A multi-tasker who can prioritize work on a continual basis, and doesn't mind pitching in when work does not directly relate to design role (we are a small but growing company)
  • Understands material behavior and accessories construction
  • Ability to pattern-make and understands various sewing techniques

*Only candidates with portfolios dealing with product production will be considered

Job Type: Full-time

To apply please email your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to melanie@nenaandco.com