At Renfro Brands, we believe a life well lived is lived in socks. As the worlds leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of quality socks and legwear products, our team has pioneered some of the most important innovations in sock manufacturing, from standardizing sock sizes to eliminating toe seams. We value trust, honesty, and mutual respect. Its how weve built success with suppliers, retailers, and customers. And its how we build our team. If youre passionate, creative, and thoughtful, theres a place for you at Renfro. To learn more about joining our tight knit team, visit us at Renfro Brands.
Could you be the one?
Are you known for your knitwear product concepts and designs? Are you passionate about socks? Do you make good things happen by collaborating with others? Are you someone who is always ahead of the curve when it comes to spotting new fashion trends? If your answer is an enthusiastic Yes, we want to talk to you!
Now is a great time to join Renfro Brands!
Were looking for a creative, motivated, and passionate mens knitwear Designer to join the Licensed Brands team in our Manhattan NYC design headquarters.
This is a hybrid position that may require onsite work. Candidates willing & able to commute into our NYC Design Hub are encouraged to apply.
In this role, youll:
Flex your product development & design muscles supporting licensed fashion brands like Chaps & Ralph Lauren, while supporting new and expanding lines with Walmart, Target, Belk and other retail giants;
Partner with senior designers to create sock designs that capture the heart and soul of our licensed brands; and
Design seasonal products from the conceptual stage, tech pack setup and factory correspondence, through to prototype and final sample approval.
A great attitude, the ability to keep cool under pressure, and a passion for fashion is essential.
Interested candidates: please submit/include the link to your online portfolio that include recent samples of your work. Candidates who do not submit an online portfolio may not be considered for this role.
Renfros Designers develop the creative strategy, concept, and product development for assigned brands in partnership with Senior Designers, the Design Director and Brand Management leadership. Renfros Designers support forward thinking ideas & trend analysis centered around assigned brands and categories. Renfros Designers are responsible for seasonal product design and development from the conceptual stage, tech pack setup and factory correspondence, through to prototype and final sample approval.
Strong fashion design skills and strong sense of aesthetics
Excellent attention to detail, time management skills and meeting deadlines
Positive attitude and ability to handle highly confidential information
Ability to work in a team and independently
Ability to successfully collaborate with internal/external team members
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Strong presentation skills to validate design concepts to internal sales groups and to Brand Management leadership
Ability to conceptually visualize and build a line from Cad/graph to finished product
Strong color, print and pattern CAD capabilities, and excellent aesthetic sense for composition and color matching
Expert user in Illustrator required
PLM experience a plus
Pointcarre knowledge a plus
Knowledge and understanding of sock and hosiery machinery
Strong team player with excellent communication and problem-solving skills
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with strong organizational skills
Top-notch written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
A knack for thriving in a fast-changing work environment and adapting to shifting priorities
A self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
The ability to juggle multiple priorities, stay on schedule and meet deadlines
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to move between departments to interact with others. Consistent daily attendance required; occasional off-shift support and limited travel required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. General working conditions include an office environment, manufacturing, warehouse and laboratory, some of which are not climate controlled.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer at any time with or without notice.
AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Renfro Brands is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Renfro Brands is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Talent@Renfro.com.