Career Opportunities

We have ongoing needs for candidates in positions in design, production, retail, cutting, etc. If you would like to be contacted when a position opens in a particular field, please submit your resume and indicate which position(s) you would like to be considered for.

Please submit your resume in PDF or Microsoft Word only.  No phone calls please.  Due to the number of resumes we receive, candidates will only be contacted if they meet the criteria.

To apply for a position please fax your resume and salary history to 323-277-6830 or email resumes@karenkane.com.

Open positions are listed below.

Retail Merchandiser - Houston, TX

Job Responsibilities:

Partnering with our department store retailers on business development at the store level 

Merchandising new products & seasonal collections

Conducting in-store events and product training seminars 

Organizing in-store events to drive sales

Providing excellent customer service 

Position will include some travel.

Job Experience:

Ability to work well independently and within in a group

Retail management or buying experience 

Excellent communication skills 

Associate Designer - Los Angeles, CA

Associate Designer

 Job Responsibilities Include:

Work with design team to produce seasonal collections

Open and build tech packs with precise detailed information

Bring thoughtful, brand-right, strategic ideas to concept  

Assist in sourcing and choosing materials for products

Attend fittings when needed

Study competitive landscape, shop retail, and interact with customers to understand industry trends

 Attend quarterly meetings to review selling and marketplace trends


Candidate Requirements:

2+ years’ experience in the apparel industry

Degree in Apparel or Fashion

Experience with CAD and Adobe (Photoshop & Illustrator) software

Flat sketching skills

Color sensibility

Ability to recolor artwork & prints

Pattern knowledge

Knowledge of the wash & dye process, embellishments & different fabrics

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Effective time management and ability to stay organized

Able to adapt to a fast-paced ever-changing environment

1st thru Production Pattern Maker - Los Angeles, CA

Pattern maker for our established better sportswear division and emerging contemporary divisions (knits, dresses, woven blouses, jackets, pants -- all women's apparel categories).

Candidates should possess strong communication skills, attention to details, and must be able to work well in a team setting. Great organization skills, self-motivation, and plenty of energy are essential.

 

Responsibilities include:

Preparing patterns from design specifications and/or sample garments.

Reviewing patterns and making alterations for sewing or fit for production releases.

Creating development and production patterns and making changes on the Gerber system.

Performing pattern corrections as a result of fittings or changes.

Developing fit standards to ensure consistency of fit

 

Computer literacy and Gerber system a must

Minimum two years’ experience as First thru Production pattern maker

 

Bilingual English/Spanish is not required but is a plus.