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Design Operations Manager

Our client, a global active wear brand, is looking for an experienced Design Operations Manager to join their innovative team. The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials.

 Operations –

-With direction from design leadership and/or creative directors, shepherds seasonal work load and process, including calendar, design tools (images, samples, color, etc.), and resource allocation to ensure timelines and business objectives are met. 

-Champions group design efforts, maintaining relationships with internal divisional groups and outside groups where collaborative relationships benefits the brand, product, and creative process (e.g. Commercialization, Merchandising, Footwear). 

Project Management –

-Oversees seasonal workload by assigning projects to design staff and outside contractors as needed. 

-Provides experiences and training that maintains highest level of competency among designers.

-Influences project direction by acting as integral part of design team.

-Mentors others by sharing business and design expertise.

Liaison –

-Represent assigned area of responsibility in a management and Mentors others by sharing business and design expertise. 

-Represent assigned area of responsibility in a management and professional capacity within the design function and to cross-functional teams. 

-Collaborate with other managers within Design and across the matrix to increase efficiencies and ensure design excellence. 

Process Excellence –

-Partner with design leadership in the creation and implementation of design processes, creative team building experiences, HR planning tracking, and overall design-related needs to promote excellence in design at all times. 

Skills:   

Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in design. Strong oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations; ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas, and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management.  Demonstrated project management and process excellence.

Education:         

Typically requires a Bachelors Degree and minimum of 5 or 6 years directly relevant work experience  Note:  One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 3 yrs; Masters + 4 yrs; Associates degree + 6 yrs; High School + 7 yrs.