Fashion

Fulltime
09-12-2017
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Job# 25052 BH# 331472
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Design Director

Client Overview: 

Our client is an iconic athletic brand creating the most popular athletic apparel and accessories. Their revolutionary, on-trend, and sustainable designs are celebrated by top celebrities and the most stylish trendsetters.

Position Overview:

In this position, you would be responsible for managing the children’s wear design strategy, vision, and execution. You would also be responsible for directing design staff, providing guidance, and fostering a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

• Direct the design process to ensure collections achieve sales targets and business objectives; ensure designs are aligned with the brand and follow the design time-and-action calendar      

• Partner with the licensor to understand the brand aesthetic and seasonal strategy; lead the design team with developing on-trend seasonal collections

• Conduct market research and identify current trends and competitive data; establish key seasonal design objectives

• Liaise with sales and brand management teams to develop and launch collections for several levels of distribution

• Oversee the division’s store purchased samples, sampling, design supply, and travel calendar; visit factories to oversee the development of samples and production

• Establish the showroom merchandising vision for seasonal markets; participate in trade shows and industry events to remain current in the market

Key Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in fashion design

• 10+ years’ fashion industry experience

• Possess strong children’s wear design knowledge