Careers

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.

 

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.

 

Secondary Functions:

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

 

Qualities:

  1. Detail-oriented; highly organized, ability to multi-task with effective time management skills and handle competing priorities.
  2. Must possess a keen eye to identify issues and recommend solutions
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Working knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods.
  5. Able to work collaboratively as a team player within the department and cross-functional teams.
  6. Energetic self-starter.
  7. Proficiency in PLM, MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs) other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing, retrieving, and presenting the information.
  8. Bachelor’s degree in Product Development, Design, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, or Apparels and Textiles preferred.
  9. 2-3 years of experience in technical design and/or patternmaking.

 

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.

 


 

DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT MANAGER, 
Emphasis in Component Data and Quality Control

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Development Duties
  • Prepping for and participating in seasonal development.
  • Timely execution of weekly standard reporting, analysis, and recaps by category and vendor performance.
  • Schedule and coordinate all milestone meetings.
  • Develop strategies for better workplace efficiency and goal achievement.
  • Key all POs, manage and track POs throughout the season.
  • Fill in for Development and Production Manager in times of absence.

2. Component Data

  • Email correspondence with fabric development issues.
  • Secondary Sources
  • PLM Organization of components
  • Manage Inventory Levels
  • Keep a record of In house fabric archives
  • Assist Designers with BOM tracking
  • Creating part #s
  • Obtaining FDSs
  • Creating POs for new components
  • Ordering notions needed for designers and sewers.
  • Generating Trim Details.

3. Quality Control/Quality Assurance

  • Upkeep reporting system ( dashboard) to share internally w/ production manager on QC and returns in-house.
  • Add photos and more details to loop factories in on concerns found on PLM.
  • Track Timing involved in checking garments and fixing.
  • % of styles/lots checked from each shipment.
  • Submit WOs for repairs.
  • QC will work in partnership with returns dept personnel regarding repairs/returns from stores, questions regarding hollow-to hem measurements, construction issues, and damages that the returns personnel cannot answer.
  • repair status, update & communicate with teams if items need to be pushed out.
  • Work with the warehouse on completion of items.

 

Secondary Functions:

  1. Assist design rooms during photoshoot season with finishing/handwork when not actively involved in primary duties.
  2. Organizing and coordinating the process of the specials. Manage private client workload and time schedule.

 

Qualities:

  1. Detail-oriented; highly organized, ability to multi-task with effective time management skills and handle competing priorities.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Anticipates needs and plans accordingly.
  4. Energetic self-starter.
  5. Proficiency in Flex PLM, Illustrator, and MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs) other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing, retrieving, and presenting information.
  6. Bachelor’s degree in Product Development, Design, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, or Apparels and Textiles preferred.
  7. Minimum of two years supporting a department or team is 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

 

 

 

SALES REVENUE OFFICER/SALES DIRECTOR

  • Develop growth strategies with the required department team members in charge of product creation, merchandising, planning, sales and marketing, and finance for both wholesale and online DTC.
  • Establish accountability within the company by developing appropriate metrics and coordinating promotions with these metrics.
  • Monitor the revenue pipeline and leads, adjusting as necessary to create sustainable growth.
  • Establish both short-term results and long-term growth strategy, including revenue forecasting with key management.
  • Monitor the strategies and processes across the revenue cycle from customer acquisition to engagement to success.
  • Empower the team to grow their professional potential to the next level.
  • Develop and implement robust sales management processes - pipeline, account planning, and proposals.
  • Prospect and close relationships with key target clients.

Successful candidates need to be able to demonstrate a proven track record in scaling revenues rapidly, building lasting relationships and managing large sales teams. You will need expertise in growing, training, and managing a sales team, including developing sales strategies and KPI's for analyzing sales performance. You need to be able to demonstrate the following behaviors to be considered for this role:

  • Self-Starter - ability to execute and implement change.
  • Passion - for fashion and aligned with the company's vision/mission.
  • Highly energetic personality - a motivator.
  • Critical Thinking - strategic and highly analytical.
  • Leadership - easily move others to action with growth-focused planning, motivating, organizing, and managing work being done.
  • Interpersonal/Communication Skills - ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships and credibility quickly; internally create a team atmosphere with internal staff while achieving key objectives.  Externally with sales channel wholesale independent resellers.
  • Maturity - provide a good balance of risk-taking and judgment.
  • Professional - unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character who has demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior.

 

 

 

BRIDESMAIDS STRATEGY, PLANNING, AND ALLOCATION ANALYST 

This position will provide strategy, planning, allocation for growth in our two bridesmaids collections: Wtoo and Watters.  The perfect candidate will have capacity to grow in responsibility as the business grows.

Job Summary:

Position requires a self-driven, collaborative, and organized professional able to flourish in fast paced environment. Must be results oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency; must own the business and the results. Should be able to independently organize and prioritize workload. Experience in retail planning and allocation is preferred. This individual will drive execution resulting in achievement of sales plan, optimization of inventory, turn and ROI for assigned area of business.

The Retail Planner/Analyst/Sales collaborates on planning, forecasting, sample sales and placements, replenishment, and pricing models; while maximizing sales and profits and increasing market share for the bridesmaids category.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with Finance, Planning, and Head Merchant on all Planning tasks including seasonal & annual business plans, forecasting and other initiatives. 
  • Owns replenishment of core product. 
  • Allocates and reallocates bridesmaids’ product in order to achieve the most optimal ROI. 

Report and Analysis:

  • Develops deep understanding of systems and reporting tools. Publishes weekly reports package. Supports team by doing ad hoc analysis as needed and making recommendations that drive sales and maximize ROI. 
  • Understands how to build effective pricing strategies and assists Finance and Merchant team by making pricing recommendations that optimize profit relative to demand and competition. 
  • Proactively suggests actions to increase sales and/ or profitability. 
  • Tracks and measures results of price changes and promotional offers. 

Qualifications:

  • At 5 least years' work experience 
  • Intermediate Excel 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Merchandising, Allocation, or Planning skills a plus 

 

 

DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Majoring in Fashion Design or Retail Merchandising
  • Minimum commitment of 2-3 full days per week is required
  • Can hand sew, hand bead, and sew on industrial machine
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of fabrications is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of measuring and specifications
  • Willing to help with any task no matter how difficult or mundane
  • Positive attitude

     

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