Design Manager, Jewelry - Banana Republic


  • Responsible for managing the design process from conception through to final styling for assigned product categories.
  • Responsible for product design process to include market research, conceptual presentations, design and guidance through fabric, print, spec and fit processes.
  • Responsible for researching markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of product lines
  • Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.
  • Provides insight at during presentation.
  • Ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy.
  • Provides direction for color and print to CAD department.
  • Responsible for fabric and trim selection.
  • Works with production partner to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.
  • Partner with merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs.
  • Seasonal travel for research and/or product development may be required.




  • College degree in Fashion Design or a related field preferred.
  • 4 + years design experience required.
  • Strong computer knowledge including Adobe Illustrator, photoshop and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong hand sketch ability.
  • Very strong design and conceptual skills.
  • Great sense of style and color.
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color use, sewing techniques, graphics and trim.
  • Very strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment.

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