Director of Technical Design

Are you seeking a career as a Director of Technical Design with a company that has been promoting Modern. Southern. Style. for 125 years and counting?  Consider applying for this role or any of our other similar job openings here at Belk in order to take your fashion retail and merchandising career to the next level. We are expanding our Private Label Brands, and are searching for leaders with experience in product development and the retail industry.  Belk exemplifies the belief that Southern is not just a style, but an attitude.  We aim to create an inclusive workspace at our recently renovated campus, and offer our employees competitive financial benefits packages along with onsite office perks including:  coffee, dining, and a large 5,000 square foot gym.

The Director of Technical Design position will require you to work at Belk’s corporate headquarters in Charlotte where you will be leading a diverse, cross-functional team to create products that match our customers’ own unique senses of style.  You will be responsible for developing and commercializing products within deadlines, as well as, serving as a liason among designers, brand managers, sourcing partners, and consumers.  You will also be expected to think in a creative yet calculated manner in order to promote the product in accordance with Belk’s vision.  Other essential elements of this role include assuring product quality control, attending fit sessions to ensure that fit intent matches buy intent, monitoring model size to maintain standard measurements, and evaluating production specifications and garment quality.

The key to your success as the Director of Technical Design is your ability to effectively listen to and guide your team during production process.  You will need to implement your strong written and oral communication skills while collaborating with brand managers, buying teams, senior technical designers, and various industry partners.  You will also be required to stay up to date with fashion industry developments including new and improved materials, techniques, construction, and processing.  Your self-starter personality will be an asset to you as you research and evaluate streamline technical design processes in order to produce garments more efficiently.  You must hold a B.A. or B.S. in Fashion or Technical Design, and have a minimum of 10 years of experience in Technical Design and Management.  Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Windows, and pattern-making software is highly recommended.

Are you planning to relocate for this job opportunity?  Charlotte is a wonderful city for business executives who are looking to advance their careers in the fashion and merchandising industry.  This southern business hub is rapidly growing, and offers countless cultural experiences.  Areas like Dilworth are known for chic, stylish boutiques and delicious restaurants.  Other similar suburbs such as Ballantyne, offer an escape from uptown, and boast plenty of community-oriented activities.  However, it is still easy to walk or hail a cab to Time Warner Cable Arena to watch the Hornets, or even grab a brew with your friends on Tryon Street after the game.  Charlotte and the surrounding areas offer something for everyone.

Does this job opening as our Director of Technical Design sound like a perfect fit for your fashion or merchandising career? Click on the open positions listed under the “Apply Now” button to join our stylish team, or email your resume to our recruiters at!  Are you curious about our other current job offerings?  Scroll through the job summaries below to see if there is another job that aligns with your personal and professional goals.