Champion Athletics Product Designer

Manhattan, KS, USA

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Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position will be to build and maintain Champion sublimation production files and assisting in the research of spirit and sport trends. Team member will also be responsible for helping design new sublimated apparel and stock Champion Athletics product.  

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Transfers Ultrafuse primary design markings and notches to the pattern files within Gerber.

Utilizes Adobe Illustrator to simplify garment style to an outline, or blueprint, of the most important style lines and ensure proportionate representation of the original style in its base size. 

Converts original garment style utilized within Gerber Accumark and grade all style lines to the full size run, ensure final pattern pieces are consistent across entire size run.

Initiates and develops all files needed for sublimated samples that are used by Sales, Marketing, and Product Design.

Conducts trend analysis by shopping competitors and obtains information on new fabrics, trims and styling trends for sublimation assortment plan.

Partners with Merchandising Artists to facilitate new art and processes based on market research and current trends.

Participates in meetings including product huddles, pagination, ads, and emails to provide product input for presentations.

Assists in the designing of stock Champion Athletics product line.

Collaborates on proofing all media.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in an apparel related field of study, or related business field required

Job Requirements:

At least 1 year of related experience in design, merchandising, development, or a manufacturing environment, especially in a garment industry or related soft goods industry preferred.

Working knowledge of Gerber Accumark Pro

Extreme attention to detail required and a proven ability to established and maintain schedules and deadlines.

Ability to work on a diverse assortment of product categories.

Strong computer skills, working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Illustrator)

Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to remain flexible to change within the work environment and scope of responsibility.

Resourceful and well organized, works will under pressure, able to multi-task.

Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.

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