About the job

Title: Design Development Coordinator

Location: NYC – Hybrid

Who we are: White + Warren is an American brand founded in 1997 by Susan White Morrissey, and today is a trusted source for responsibly sourced knitwear in styles designed to last. We attribute the success of the White + Warren brand to the enduring quality of our designs, our heritage of making cashmere an everyday luxury for all women, and our dedication to the customer experience. We are a close-knit community of passionate and collaborative individuals committed to creating a culture of respect, support, and creativity within our company as well as those in which we serve.

What we do: As a women-led brand, our mission is to inspire, empower, and bring joy to women who care about the world around them. Our focus extends beyond our thoughtful craftsmanship and timeless designs; we work together to build long-lasting connections with both our customers and team members. As a workplace, we foster a culture of caring through: Talent, Education, Communication, Employee Groups, and Celebration.

Your role: We are seeking a highly motivated and dependable Design Development Coordinator with an interest in product development and design to join the Design Team. Reporting to the Associate Designer, this role is responsible for key tasks that help streamline the design process and ensure efficient and seamless development, both within the design/production team and cross-functionally. If you feel that you would be a great addition to our growing White + Warren team and would like to shape the future of luxury knitwear, apply now—we cannot wait to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the design team to create and send Proto and SMS PDS, including artwork, stitch layouts, and trim selections, to allocated factories, ensuring accurate and timely delivery.

• Own sourcing trims for SMS and BLK, ensuring their availability and adherence to quality standards.

• Manage the timely distribution of Bulk PDS to factories, ensuring adherence to specified deadlines.

• Assist the Ecomm team in handling any late add styles or colorways that may arise, maintaining flexibility and adaptability.

• Create color names/yarn group names for seasonal color cards, aligning with appropriate team members and the overall brand aesthetic and vision.

• Oversee the development of seasonal color cards, collaborating with sales, factories, and our color card vendor. This includes assisting with color name revisions, ordering SMS swatches from factories, and coordinating the layout and production of the color cards.

• Track all design development that does to and from factories, i.e. samples, knit downs, color dips, approvals, etc.

• Maintain an organized and efficient design office space, ensuring it is conducive to productivity and creativity.

• Keep the trim archive (both the physical copy in the office and on Miro) up to date and well-organized, ensuring easy accessibility for the design team.

• Utilize Adobe Illustrator to create sketches for seasonal line sheets, contributing to the visual representation of our product offerings.

Qualifications + Skills:

• Must have 1-2 years of knitwear experience.

• Must live within the NYC area and be able to come into the office between 2-5 days a week.

• Self-starter who enjoys working independently and taking initiative in a fast-paced environment.

• Has exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for detail.

• Has a strong sense of teamwork with the ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently.

• Can manage self-set deadlines as well as team-wide deadlines.

• Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

• Proficient in Microsoft Suite.

Base salary

$50/yr – $60/yr