This individual is responsible for leading the concept, visual identity, and visual execution of product design. You will work in partnership
with product management, product development, and color/materials design. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of the fashion and athletic marketplace, and extensive footwear knowledge across various product types and constructions. A strong sense and eye for identifying trends and a proven ability to translate high-level inspiration into relevant designs is expected.
This candidate has the ability to know where the consumer is heading with an informed understanding of what is now and what is next.The Design Director - Industrial Design oversees and drives organizational fundamentals that respect the product calendar and industrial design expectations. This leader is motivational and clear to the Design team and collaborates with cross-functional departments across the brand.
HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCEIn-depth knowledge in all facets of concept, design, and execution
Passion for storytelling in seasonal creative concept and bringing to life across product tiers and types
Experiencing traveling to and working with manufacturing teams and partners
The ability to apply trend forecast and influence product POV during development process using both market information and Brand Filters
A strong creative POV under the established SOREL position and collaborative spirit when interfacing with Brand teams creative
Lead product design in concept to creation through line art, two dimensional, blueprints and RP reviews. Ensure continuity of unique brand distinction and identity
Lead designers on prioritization of current and seasonal initiatives to meet creation calendar dates.
Create a team defined by rich talent, deep and capable bench strength focused on leadership development and strong succession plans
Merge fashion and technical details. Be a creative problem solver
YOU AREAn exceptional leader with outstanding team building, communication, and collaboration skills
Realistic and results oriented.
Creates a sense of urgency and ownership; drives accountability.
Welcomes diverse styles and thinking. Seeks out alternative points of view to obtain the complete perspective.
YOU HAVEBachelors degree in Product Design or equivalent professional experience.
10 years' experience in Product Design
5 years experience managing and developing a design organization
Expertise in leveraging Brand DNA and Global marketplace insight.
Strong pulse on sport, fashion, and culture trends
Technical understanding in footwear constructions and manufacturing process.
Excellent communication skills to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Experience working on multiple projects across several seasons (season overlap)
Consistent track record of success at other globally recognized footwear brands.
Strong understanding of consumer mindset.
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally on occasion.
#SOREL#Hybrid#Onsite#LI-JC1Here at SOREL, we believe you are your most powerful tool and the determination you find within is an unstoppable force. SOREL challenges the status quo by creating unexpected footwear that pushes the boundaries of function-first fashion. We stay in motion so you can push yourself forward.
Being part of the SOREL tribe is for the few that dare to draw outside the lines. It's a culture comprised of individuals audaciously pushing forward as one. New ideas fuel us as we explore the unknown, while never being afraid to charge the edge. SOREL is an institution of creators, doers and leaders who bring the spirit of the boot in everything we make.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.Columbia Sportswear is an equal opportunity employer.
We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The Know Your Rights poster is available here: https://www.eeoc.gov/poster
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Columbia Sportswear is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please notify your recruiter.At Columbia Sportswear Company, we're proud to offer regular full-time employees a benefits package that includes a variety of services and products to help make your life and work more rewarding. Our benefit programs contribute to overall employee well-being by aligning those programs with the fundamental elements of well-being: physical, social/emotional, financial, career and community. Benefits that can protect your family's financial future and help you save money through our 401k plan plus a generous company match. Columbia offers medical, dental, vision, life Insurance, disability, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and an assortment of voluntary benefit offerings (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity, ID theft, and legal services). We have extensive wellness benefits and employee discounts available.#J-18808-Ljbffr