Soft Surroundings
  • 26-Sep-2018 to 25-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Apparel
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We provide full benefits, including 401(K) with company match, competitive pay, generous employee discount, profit sharing potential and an opportunity to work with a successful and growing company.


Soft Surroundings is different from the experience customers typically have with other catalogs and retail stores. Rather than simply selling merchandise, Soft Surroundings celebrates a lifestyle of self-preservation and well-being.  We encourage women to take the time to relax and restore their spirits so that they are better able to handle their daily challenges.  Soft Surroundings helps them achieve this goal by offering soft, comfortable clothing, sleep-inducing bedding and the latest developments in skin care.

As an organization, we pride ourselves on delighting our customers with excellent value, terrific merchandise, and exceptional customer service. We do that by hiring the best, most qualified people to fill the jobs we have available. When we have that, we have it all!

Soft Surroundings is seeking a Designer - Wovens (tops, dresses, jackets, pants, skirts) at our corporate office in St. Louis, MO. The Wovens Designer will work closely with the Senior Design Director to develop initial concepts and maintain inspirational board and working design boards with a balanced assortment for woven tops, dresses, pants, skirts and jackets. We provide full benefits, including 401(K) with company match, competitive pay, generous employee discount, profit sharing potential and an opportunity to work with a successful and growing company.

Responsibilities:

  • Own woven product design including market research, fabric selection, trim selection, hand or computer sketching and flat sketching.
  • Work closely with other members of the design team to ensure a cohesive product line is realized.
  • Work closely with sourcing to establish best fabric and trim styling/quality to elevate product while remaining within pricing structure.
  • Create tech packages in PLM with specs, CADS and stitches.
  • Work with woven tech design team to maintain desired aesthetic for all woven product.
  • Work with print pattern team to collaborate on appropriate print, pattern and/or embellishment for woven silhouettes.
  • Collaborate with merchants in the development of product that will resonate with customer.
  • Maintain calendar timing and follow-up of product throughout the product life cycle.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of women's apparel design experience with at least 3 years of woven design specialization.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of woven construction, garment details and have an elevated missy contemporary aesthetic.
  • Strong knowledge of industry resources.
  • Must have computer knowledge in Illustrator and PLM to generate both sketches and development tech packages.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Positive attitude and team oriented.
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Travel may be required.
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