Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for Designer (Bra)at its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green,
KY. The Designer’s role is to lead the concept creation for new and updated product solutions. This position leads the collection of trends for their assigned category and must communicate/present trends and designs to internal and external decision makers.
The Designer utilizes a strong understanding of the category, consumer’s emotional needs, line direction and trends to design garments that meet strategy expectations. Further, the Designer must utilize construction and costing knowledge to design products
that meet the market needs while meeting the category financial metrics.
Partner with Merchandising and Marketing to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs. Plan the line to ensure product is consistent with consumer needs, market trends and business strategy. Responsible for conceptual development of
product lines (i.e. presents, sells ideas/concepts and influences others to adopt a product strategy). Create and present design boards/prototypes for each season to showcase silhouette, fabric, benefits and product trend direction.
Effectively communicate product details accurately and comprehensively to all parties during product development execution to include, but not limited to: PLM concept set up, sample orders, fabric development requests, concept cost requests and design tech
packets. Work closely with Product Engineers to ensure PLM design tech packs are complete and accurate.
Responsible for building and maintaining category expertise by consistently shopping and researching marketplace for inspiration, product trend direction and competitor insights.
Manage the design process from concept to completion while partnering with the Director to ensure alignment on priorities and direction.
Responsible for selecting the appropriate fabrics and components to achieve cost targets and deliver the features and benefits for the desired user experience. Ensure product is being designed within cost parameters.
Establish design intent and ensure brand desired user fit experience by collaborating with Product Engineers and Pattern. Responsible for molding and providing pad development direction to mold technician with minimum guidance from Director.
5+ years of experience in bra design
Bachelors or Associate degree in Design, required
Proficient knowledge of sewing techniques, pattern construction, pad development, fitting and grading of bras
Must have technical flat sketch ability
Proficient in computerized assisted systems (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, PLM)
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Strong presentation skills
Seasonal travel for research, customer presentations and product development
We offer competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401k.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.
It is the policy of the Company to employ personnel entirely on the individual’s qualifications. Selections are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, pregnancy, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic characteristics, or any other protected status or any other category protected by federal, state of local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Reasonable.Accommodations@fotlinc.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.