Careers

Founded in 1986 Watters products are sold in over 400 retail stores across North America & Internationally. We cater to fashionable, creative, educated brides between the ages of 20-35.

We are dedicated to exceeding her expectations with designs that are fresh and unexpected. Our mission is to provide our retailers & consumers with innovative designs to be worn for her wedding and special occasions. 

We are always on the lookout for talented people to support our growth. We post open positions and accept applications on LinkedIn. You are welcome to email a resume to jobs@watters.com at any time.

Internships at our Dallas headquarters are offered to current college students every semester in the areas of Marketing/Communications and Design/Production. Interns are paid unless prohibited by their schools.

 

 

B2B/ B2C PRODUCT COORDINATOR

Own new season product by helping execute style changes and additions: late style additions, new style variations, pricing, etc. and oversee communication on new season samples.  Help with new product setup.  Work cross-functionally to ensure data is accurate.

  1. Operational subject matter expert for all products and product changes for the new season.
  2. Responsible for calculating pricing with preset formulas.
  3. Communicates operational plans and updates to domestic and international teams.
  4. Involved with continuous improvement by updating SOPs and working with IT.

Operations

  • Populate domestic and international pricing spreadsheets and upload prices to Internal Software interface.
  • Create commercial invoice and packing list that is handed off to warehouses for exports. 
  • Follow up with international countries on changes to samples if shipped to a country prior to design making the change/update. 
  • Oversee weekly Canadian commercial invoice process. 
  • Investigate and troubleshoot technical issues regarding products, pricing, or returns.
  • Track and escalate delayed shipments and missing boxes with FedEx, Mission Freight, DHL, and UPS. 

Fabric Library

  • Collect and review FDS of new fabric and trims to ensure all relevant information is listed. 
  • Create Part numbers for new fabrics and Trims.
  • Add all new part numbers and fabric information to PLM and admin system so visible for team. 
  • Create standard files for new fabrics and trims each season. 
  • Approve running fabrics and file fabrics/color lab dips for the new season and running production. 
  • Manage and execute requests to add fabric to B2B.

Data production information

  • BOM/Add new colors, fabrics, and hex codes each season.
  • Add new products each season using trim details for all brands onto admin site.
  • Updates any changes to product sent by design after initial set up for admin site. 
  • Monitor, analyze, and update teams with tracking of samples for the new season.   
  • Keep all international offices up to date with new season samples shipping.
  • Oversee updates for product guides and order forms with Marketing.
  • Act as a liaison between technology teams and business units to ensure seamless integration and implementation of technology solutions.
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure all B2B and B2C information is correct.
  • Oversee and order swatches. 
  • Review commercial invoices to ensure the HTS are correct for all countries, starting with the US.

Requirements

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Strong Excel skills.  Must know how to do Index, Vlookup, Pivot tables, and If statements. 

Applications without the above Excel skills will not be considered.

 

 

SENIOR MERCHANDISING/MANAGER PLANNER

Reports to: EVP of Sales and Brand Director

Overview: To maximize sales by developing sound merchandise plans that support Company goals for sales ROI and margin expectations.

Responsibilities:

  • OTB Management – as it related to DTC product and Wholesale sample inventory
  • Sales/Markdowns/Receipts/IMU/Gross Margin Forecasting based on current sales trends and planning
  • Attribute Planning
  • Summarize weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance vs plan at brand & attribute levels
  • Style Count & Productivity Analysis
  • Establish & maintain style count plans by brand & channel type
  • Support buying & production teams with system and views needed
  • Seasonal hindsight analysis to help support design plans and future OTB
  • Support design/buying with attributes, sizing, and price point analysis to help build new assortment
  • Investment Review financial recaps
  • Markdown & Promo forecasting, management & execution

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in Merchandising/Planning
  • Some experience in buying or store management is a plus

Job Skills

  • Expert in command of retail math concepts and applications
  • Strong statistical and analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Suite Products, Excel/Sharepoint/Word

Education:

Bachelors in Finance or Business related degree preferred. A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degree are nice to have, but we are really interested in our total experience and professional accomplishments.

What we expect you already know:

  • Revenue, Margin, Profit against Financial Plans
  • Leadership skills – ability to motivate, manage, and direct merchant teams.
  • Decision Making – assess data & situations making timely and appropriate decisions that are in the company’s best interest.
  • Problem Solving – dive into current business practices and find opportunities for change and improvement.
  • Strong Communication Skills – share information and give direction effectively and persuasively both verbal and written. 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Accepts and embraces accountability and responsibility.

 

Location: Dallas Texas

 

 

ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DESIGNER

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Generate, update, and complete the spec packages from development through final approval.
  • Review specs from top to bottom and ensure correct proportions on garment.
  • Responsible for capturing the team’s feedback, taking notes during fittings, and supporting the execution of the fit comments accordingly.
  • Provide fit comments and call out any construction/workmanship issues to be addressed.
  • Manage fit tracking process.
  • Follows up on emails from overseas factories regarding comments on fit and samples.
  • Adheres to a cross-functional calendar.
  • Ensures that seasonal deadlines are met for assigned areas.
  • Attends department meetings
  • Organize and track samples throughout the department.
  • Support multiple product categories from 1st proto to production garment.
  • Manage and schedule the Sewing Workroom
  • Track International market samples

 

Secondary Functions:

  • Assist design rooms during photo shoot season with finishing/hand work when not actively involved in primary duties.
  • Organizing and coordinating the process of the specials. Manage private client workload and time schedule.

 

Disclaimer: The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not

an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined

here, and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

 

 

SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR

Primary Responsibilities:

Production Duties

  • Oversee on-time delivery using supply chain reports and systems.
  • Work closely with customer service and sales team on delayed orders or issues. 
  • Provide detailed reporting to the warehouse of hot orders which must be shipped right away upon arrival.
  • Communicate with manager issues regarding delivery and missed dates by factories.  Work towards a resolution to resolve issues. 
  • Maintain ship reports for marketing communications. 
  • Ensure accurate information is entered on admin, B2B, and B2C sites. 
  • Maintain BOM by adding new colors, fabrics, and hex codes each season to admin sites. 
  •  Assist manager in adding new products each season using trim details for all brands onto Admin site
  • Track new season sample shipping charts to be shared across the company.

 

Development Duties

  • Collect and review Fabric Detail Sheets for new fabric and trims to ensure all relevant information is listed.
  • Create Part numbers for new fabrics and trims.
  • Add all new part numbers and fabric information to PLM and the Admin system for team use. 
  • Create standard files for new fabrics and trims each season.
  • Assist manager and development manager to approve and file fabrics/color lab dips for the new season and running production.

 

Secondary Functions

  • Work with QC department to upkeep reporting system to share internally w/ production manager on QC and returns in-house.
  • % of styles/lots checked from each shipment.
  • Repair status, update & communicate with teams if items need to be pushed out.

 

Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Detail-oriented; highly organized, ability to multi-task with effective time management skills and handle competing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Anticipates needs and plans accordingly
  • Energetic self-starter.
  • Proficiency Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs) a plus, and MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Intermediate Excel, pivot tables, v-lookup, and data functions. 
  • AS400/PLM, A plus 

 

Disclaimer: The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not

an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined

here and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.
 

 

 

BRIDAL SEAMSTRESS

We are looking for a skilled Industrial Sewing Machine Operator to sew sample garments and alter garments. You’ll ensure the interminable and efficient running of production. A great machine operator is reliable and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. On-the-job training is a good way to discover how to do the job better, so you should have willingness to learn and improve. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers. The goal will be to ensure that production procedures will be carried on smoothly to maximize efficiency and profits.

Responsibilities

  • Set up machines (calibration, cleaning etc.) to start a production cycle
  • Control and adjust machine settings (e.g. speed)
  • Feed raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools
  • Test operation of machines periodically
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Maintain activity logs


Skills

  • Proven experience as a industrial sewing machine operator
  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools.
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Adherence to safety regulations
  • Ability to read patterns and understand sewing instructions.
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus

 

 

 

 

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