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 Merchandiser/Planner & Project Manager

 

This role is primarily for Online DTC Products 

The Associate Merchandiser/Planner and Project Manager’s role is for the company’s DTC marketplace for wedding-related products. You will be working and reporting directly to our DTC Head of Product adoption and our Head of Merchandizing.

Associate Merchandiser role utilizes selling history, analytics, trend forecasting, and competitive analysis to plan the seasonal By Watters/Maids & related DTC products. 

Associate Planner and Product Management role works alongside cross-functional teams to ensure targeted optimal sales growth and margin performance are met for existing products as well as for new product launches. Product Management methods are used for launching new existing collections and especially for new product launches whether grown organically or selling from third-party vendors.

 

Responsibilities:

Web Merchandising/Marketing 

  • Work cross-functionally with sales and marketing to create seamless relationship to support all marketing and promotion efforts and help strategize business promotions and opportunities
  • Visual merchandising of direct-to-consumer website
  • Support technical team on website updates relating to product launch + information upload

 

Assortment performance tracking / Hind-sighting business

  • Manage inventory for wholesale (monthly) as well as direct-to-consumer (weekly) businesses and communicate key dates + details to relevant team members; suggest reorders, markdowns, and promotions as needed
  • Identify styles to be discontinued (seasonally) and prepare assets as needed to communicate to internal and external partners 
  • Design, create and update weekly + monthly reports that function as both selling tools and performance trackers
  • Prepare and present end-of-season sales results to plan and prior year, as well as best-selling styles by brand to cross-functional teams through seasonal hindsight reviews; cover hits, misses + future opportunities
  • Ownership + financial management
  • Raw material + finished goods Inventory Management, including review of warehouse stock levels, write-downs, slow moving/obsolete styles + investigations of discrepancies.
  • Execute + communicate strategic merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the objectives of the company.

 

Seasonal product assortment 

  • Support team in sourcing products for emerging DTC categories
  • Forecast units by style + size to ensure accurate forecasts for production and minimal inventory liability
  • Support in creation of holistic seasonal assortment plans (aesthetics, attributes, pricing) for the Design and Sales team based on performance and opportunities

 

Qualifications:

  1. College degree or equivalent business experience
  2. 3+ years of buying or planning experience
  3. Solid understanding of retail math and financial measurements
  4. Strong analytical skills with acute attention to detail
  5. Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities with a strong sense of urgency
  6. Creative problem solver
  7. Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  8. Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be comfortable presenting to the executive team
  10. Computer proficient with MS Office and Excel expertise

 

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.
 

 

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Development Duties

  • Prepping for and participating in seasonal development.
  • Timely execution of weekly standard reporting, analysis, and recaps by category and vendor performance.
  • Identify and set up new processes to facilitate improved functionality within the Operations area, both overseas and locally.
  • Develop strategies for better workplace efficiency and goal achievement.
  • Strategically manage high-level issues with suppliers and/or customers to reach best outcomes.
  • Manage system development to improve productivity, accuracy, and enhance operational performance.
  • Follow up with Designers and Technical team to ensure responses to emails are answered in a timely manner
  • Track proto-type garments, production approvals, sample orders as well as report updates to management and design teams.
  • Coordinate development department policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate training of department personnel.
  • Order Design Room Supplies.
  • Schedule and coordinate all milestone meetings.
  • Key all POs, manage and track POs throughout the season.
  • Organizing and coordinating the process of the sewing room. Manage private client workload and time schedule.
  • Assist design rooms during photo shoot season with finishing/handwork when not actively involved in primary duties.
  • Work closely with Production Manager and assist in troubleshooting any issues
  • Manage PLM system operations.

 

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 two years supporting a department or team.

 

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

 

 

 

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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