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Design Director-Footwear

Job title: Design Director-Footwear
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Portland
Industry: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 422392
Contact name: Kellen VanWieringen
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

24 Seven is working with their outdoor lifestyle brand client in search for a Design Director-Footwear to join their team in this full-time, salaried role with competitive benefits. This person will need to go onsite in office in Portland, OR come 2023.Our client will pay for relocation if needed.

Under the leadership of Vice President of Product and in partnership with Design Innovation, this role serves as the authority for creativity overseeing design. The role requires a recognized expertise in Sports and Fitness footwear design with a considerable portfolio that demonstrates this expertise.

We celebrate diversity--of your background, your experiences and your unique identity. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable workplace where all of our employees can Come as They Are. We believe that when we bring our different perspectives to work, we are truly Better Together.

Your Impact 
The primary functions of this role, include but are not limited to:
1.  As a coach/player, define and oversee footwear design and creative process, from concept through product confirmation 
2.  Create and execute the long-term strategic product design direction for the brand.  
3.  Apply market research, trend and consumer insights, and knowledge to interpret product briefs from the product team to select materials, and actively creates and presents new innovative concepts 
4. Develop, motivate, mentor, and retain top talent; engage the team in ways that will facilitate the achievement of our strategic objectives, as well as individual professional development plans

Who You Are 
- Persuasive, energetic, thoughtful, results oriented leader and mentor

We’d love to hear from people with: 
If you are a seasoned Industrial Designer with expert ability to create performance running footwear, we want to hear from you. If you have a passion for product and would like to defy convention, we want to hear from you.
This role will partner with our Innovation Design team to build a compelling commercial line up of footwear that will propel people forward and inspire them to move.  You will be part of a fast-growing brand that has ambitious plans. 
This role will require a coach player mentality and the desire to collaborate with your triad partners to deliver the best product possible. 
We are Highly motivated team, looking for a design leader and self-starter with the ability to motivate and inspire others
•  Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, or master’s degree preferred
•  10+ years related design experience within the sports Industry for a performance brand

What We'll Give You 
• Competitive Pay and Bonuses
- We’ve created a variety of competitive compensation programs to foster career development, reward success and to show our employees just how much they’re valued.
• Financial Planning and wellbeing
- No matter what financial goals our employees have set, we want to help them get there. Our plans provide powerful ways to protect income, pay for expenses and invest in the future.
• Time away from work
- Sometimes we need time away to be with family, focus on our health or just simply recharge. Our plans support our employees’ needs to get out, get healthy and come back stronger than ever.
• Growth and Development 
-The client's brand was built on the idea of pursuing passion. That’s why we offer extensive opportunities and support for personal and professional development.
Health and Wellness
- There’s nothing basic about our comprehensive health and wellness programs and offerings. While at work and at play, we aim to support a healthy lifestyle.


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