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Head of Footwear Design

Job title: Head of Footwear Design
Contract type: Full-time
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: 100,000-200,000
Reference: 461838
Contact name: Jaclyn Mateo

Job description


Create innovative and stylish footwear design concepts.

Work with Design Management and Development personnel to collaborate on Design projects to maximize effectiveness and build product to target cost.

Understanding of fashion trends and directions through travel, shop the markets, Tradeshows and researching the competition.

Create accurate CADS quickly and efficiently.

Build and present seasonal product strategies and trend boards.

Constant interaction with Merchandisers on all aspects of product line plans, briefs, color palette, pricing, themes, graphics, and strategies.

Work with developers in US and Asia and adhere to the product calendar, ensuring development projects are on track.

Working with developers / materials team to coordinate and develop new materials, constructions, processes, and procedures.

Responsible for getting prototypes and samples executed to reflect the concept and design you created.

Knowledge and understanding of competitors top sellers, technologies, styling, colors, strategies, and pricing.

Innovation through fashion forward new designs and technologies.
Enhance brand recognition.

May require travel oversees to follow-up on development projects.


Ability to sketch shoes accurately and proportionately & provide detailed specifications.

Understand the footwear production process at the factory level.

Proficient in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and 3D CAD programs.

Have great communication/presentation skills.

Collaborate with cross functional departments.

In-depth knowledge of materials, construction techniques and manufacturing process Apply for this job