Design Director

The Design Director designs and develops price sensitive, aesthetically pleasing footwear that is functional, comfortable and marketable. Primary Duties Researches market and fashion trends in order to design new product that will sell.. Performs all specifications for design packages from beginning to end. Creates seasonal color pallets. Designs and develops market appropriate footwear within project development guidelines. Works with the model shop on outsole models. Ensures that patterns, construction and outsole blueprints are in line with design with overseas factories for production. Interacts with leather suppliers to develop and match new leathers, colors and finishing's. Informs Marketing of all key selling features and benefits of finished products. Performs duties consistent with the company's AAP/EEO goals and policies. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Bachelor's degree in design or equivalent work experience 6+ years footwear design experience. Strategic thinking and visioning; understands product relevance, positioning, timing and collections. Proven track record of developing and executing large, strategic and vision led programs / transformations. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal, written, visual, listening)--inclusive of executive audiences. Proven ability to build strong relationships and get things done in a matrix-oriented environment--inclusive of leading & influencing leaders Skills within illustration, whether this being freehand or computer aided (Illustrator/Photoshop/3D) Proficient with personal computers. Good organization skills and strong attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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