Design Director, Concept

What you'll do

  • Sets overall direction in the conceptual development of product lines.
  • Consistently
    seeks out Global Innovation.
  • Fully responsible for managing staff in all aspects of entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing and fit.
  • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates staff.
  • Responsible for managing and providing creative direction to design staff.
  • In conjunction with Product Development management, responsible for visualizing and determining strategic direction of business; accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to positively affect division/company.
  • Fully responsible for ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy.
  • Oversees selection of fabric and trim.
  • Fully responsible for identifying and executing opportunities for process improvement through immediate staff members.
  • Provides overall recommendations and sets tone regarding style and fit of product(s) during presentation.
  • Ensures consistency of look between differing businesses (e.g., adult/kid, accessory/apparel)

Who you are

  • Customer Impact
  • Empowerment
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Drives Results

  • Minimum of ten years design experience (preferably apparel).
  • Four years of managerial experience.
  • College degree in Fashion Design or a related field
  • Exceptional skills in overall seasonal direction setting, including Mood, Color, Trend Big Ideas, Key Items as well as Print & Graphic direction.
  • Experience in analytical brand positioning work which includes design filters and customer profiling
  • Strong leadership experience; leading both direct team as well as process and milestone delivery with wider teams and cross functional partners.
  • Highly creative and has a strong business growth mindset.
  • Excellent leadership/management skills with the ability to deal with managerial issues (i.e. career development, performance management, etc.)
  • Ability to set overall creative tone and lead creative design process.
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Frequent travel is required.

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