Lead Designer

  • Full-time
  • Job Type: Replacement
  • Grade: 010
  • Status: Temporary
  • Employment Duration: 18 months

Company Description

Who we are:

At Reitmans (Canada) Limited (RCL), every moment of every day revolves around our customers and our love of fashion. We believe fashion empowers our customers to put their best foot forward when it matters the most. From the design table to the stores and our digital channels, we are always finding new ways to create memorable customer experiences, backed by a strong brand portfolio and powered by the most passionate people in the industry.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Design Director, for menswear apparel of the RW&CO retail brand, the Lead Designer develops and curates the brand vision by conceptualizing styles within a seasonal collection. You accomplish through your creative vision, understanding of future trends and the ensuring the brand vision is aligned with the marketplace opportunity. You contribute to our brand by creating beautiful collections for our clients to access through our Retail and eCommerce channels.

What you will do:

  • Define seasonal trends for target market;
  • Provide insights and idea on how to bring the latest trends to our clients;
  • Guide your team in the creation of artwork and determine seasonal color cards;
  • Oversee the technical drawings;
  • Manage all aspects of presentation from boards to prototypes to articulation of ideas and market direction;
  • Lead, mentor and develop team members.


Who you are:

  • University or College diploma in Fashion Design;
  • 8 + years of related experience, in fashion design;
  • Bilingual French and English;
  • Comfortable presenting ideas in front of key stakeholders;
  • Excellent taste level and passion for creativity. .

Additional Information

What we offer (Why work with us):

  • A competitive benefits package (Full Time Employees Only)
  • Paid Time Off ( Sick Time, Flex Days & Vacation (Full Time Employees Only)
  • Additional benefits include monthly bonus potential, opportunities for advancement and tuition reimbursement
  • 50% discount at all Reitmans (Canada) Limited brands (Penningtons, Reitmans & RW&CO.)
  • Generous Employee Referral Policy (50$-500$)

If this inspires you…let’s talk. Send us your resume today! 

By the way, did you know that Reitmans (Canada) Limited has several hundreds of stores all across Canada and three fashion apparel banners? Get ready to join the Canadian fashion retail icon, with a great success story where you can have a voice and make a real difference. 

There are many ways to wear a career at RCL! #ReadytoRCL 

Reitmans (Canada) Limited is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees -- their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for providing an accessible candidate experience. 

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