Posted on: June 30, 2020 | Job#: 327880

Assistant Designer Menswear, Banana Republic Factory

Full-time | San Francisco, CA, US

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About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next. 

About the role

Under general supervision, the Assistant Designer - Men's assists in designing product line that is consistent with a season’s theme. This person will work more independently in creating and executing the design for a limited area of responsibility. Work will be reviewed by manager on a periodic basis.

What you'll do

  • Prepares basic flat sketch designs.
  • Assists with basic specification of product.
  • Assists with color b.o.m.'s.
  • Attends fitting sessions with manager; make revisions to sketch and design package as needed.
  • May assist in researching the local market.
  • Responsible for administration and follow up of product design process to include preparation of technical packages and presentation boards, understanding of PDM process, email correspondence, etc.
  • Responsible for trimming supplies and/or working with Trim Department to keep abreast of current ideas.

Who you are

  • Basic computer knowledge; ability to learn how to design through new/advanced technology (e.g., on-line spec program).
  • Basic product and fabric knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of garment construction.
  • Basic design and color sense.
  • Ability to perform basic flat sketches.
  • Basic organizational and communication skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field preferred.
  • One-year design experience (may include summer jobs, internships, etc.)

Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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