Designer (Apparel) — Coppell, TX

 

Superior Group of Companies, formerly Superior Uniform Group, established in 1920, is a combination of companies that help customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand experiences for employees and customers. It provides customized support for each of its divisions through its shared services model.

Fashion Seal Healthcare®, HPI and CID Resources are signature uniform brands of Superior Group of Companies. Each is one of America’s leading providers of uniforms and image apparel in the markets it serves. They specialize in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing, and state-of-the-art distribution. Every workday, more than 6 million Americans go to work wearing a uniform from Superior Group of Companies.

JOB SUMMARY

As part of the Design and Creative team, this role continually initiates, proposes and develops new product concepts to meet the needs of the target consumers and align with the DNA of the brand. The designer collaborates with other Design team members, Product Development, Merchandising and the Sourcing teams to develop products which maximize growth, attain profitability goals and deliver on the Company’s Product Pillars – Innovative, high quality, comfort, fit and functionality while maintaining exceptional consumer value and brand loyalty.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proposes design ideas based on seasonal assignments with regard to fabrication, style definition, functional features, fit requirements and design details
  • Researches global markets to identify new trends, fabrics, and techniques
  • Manages seasonal design assortments from concept to presentation – builds upon line plans; color cards, mood boards, CAD sketches, and attractive line sheet presentations
  • Creates CADS, technical sketch details for the Product Development team and fills out BOM colorways across categories as needed
  • Works closely with the Product Development team in facilitating style, fit and silhouette direction for sampling and prototyping
  • Prepares and delivers compelling design presentations (visually and verbally) that sell ideas effectively, and helps the team prepare for other design reviews and customer-facing meetings
  • Actively participates in design events (creative vision and ideation kick-offs, design reviews, brainstorms) and brings a collaborative energy
  • Proactively researches and stays ahead of trends, and informs the team of any opportunities that seem relevant for the brand; continually proposes concepts for prototyping
  • Works closely with the licensing and branding teams for alignment as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED SKILL/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 2 years of design-related experience
  • Solid understanding of garment construction and fabrics
  • High proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Elevated sketching and creative presentation layout capabilities
  • Strong organizational, communication and presentation skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Centric PLM systems a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design, Product Design or Fashion Design preferred

COMPETENCIES

  • Analytical Thinking – Ability to grasp the underlying concepts in complex information, identify root causes of problems, and formulate solutions based on a synthesis of information
  • Information Seeking – Being driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people or issues. Going beyond routine questions, and digging or pressing for exact information, resolving discrepancies by asking a series of questions, or conducting less focused environmental scanning for opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be used in the future
  • Creativity and Innovation – Practices divergent thinking and has the propensity to question existing practices; challenges commonly held assumptions; originates new or radical alternatives to traditional methods, processes, and products; and builds on others’ ideas.
  • Learning Agility – Discerning patterns in data, recognizing relationships between concepts, and rapidly applying learning from one context to solve analogous problems in different contexts
  • Quality Focus – Ensuring that all work in one’s own area of the business, throughout the organization, by vendors, suppliers, etc. is performed with excellence and to high standards for quality and integrity
  • Initiating Action – Being a self-starter and taking a lead role in improving or enhancing a product or service, avoiding problems or developing entrepreneurial opportunities; demonstrating a positive attitude toward getting things done and seeking out additional opportunities that may go beyond the scope of their formal job description
  • Time Management – Focusing on completing all work tasks in a timely manner while remaining responsive enough to react to competing demands and shifting priorities; managing multiple responsibilities while being organized, keeping on top of important, time-sensitive tasks, and performing all work accurately

 

**Along with a generous Compensation Package, the company offers an excellent Benefits Package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and a Flexible Spending Account

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

Location: 601 S. Royal Lane Coppell, TX 75019

Phone: 727-397-9611

Email: [email protected]

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It’s rewarding working at a place that gives back in so many ways. Superior Uniform is part of the Adopt-A-Shore program and has been hosting on-site blood drives since 1987! Participating in these activities really makes me feel like part of a great team.

I’ve been a part of the Superior family for six years… and appreciate all of the extras offered. Like an on-site Yoga class, a walking program and monthly wellness and nutrition seminars. It feels good knowing I’m important to the company as a person.

The average employee tenure at Superior Group of Companies is 15 years and I’ve personally been part of the Superior Group of Companies family for 14 years. I am delighted to work for a company that provides such great job stability for their employees.

I’m proud to be part of such a wildly diverse team of talent. No matter how different our backgrounds and skill sets might be, each of us is appreciated for our contribution to our common goals. To me, that is truly the meaning of teamwork.

Superior is a publicly traded company who does business nationally… but here I’m not just a number. The opportunity for career enrichment is unlimited and my ideas are taken seriously.

Fashion Seal Healthcare provides cutting edge uniform programs and image apparel for our customers. It makes me proud to be part of a company that continually strives for apparel innovation, and is recognized for it within the textile industry.

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