Lead choice of colors, materials, textures, and finishes for products based on trends, brand standards, engineering needs and cost consideration.Conceptualize innovative, production-feasible combinations and provide detailed specifications to cross-functional partners.Develop attractive products tailored to target consumer lifestyles and enhance our brand identity.Work with cross-functional teams to develop and support new product development. Initiate and actively participate in the development of new concepts and product categories.Design softgoods with a clear vision of the brand for the product.Create renderings of softgoods with Keyshot, Rhino, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for presentations and specificationsCreate and Maintain specification packages for oversea vendors and manufacturers.Review all material approvals, provide clear communication to suppliers and maintain an organized material library.Present ideas and concepts to internal teams as needed.Work with the sourcing and procurement department to ensure suppliers produce materials that meet expected standards.Responsible for thorough market research including competitive analysis and benchmarking.Requirements:5+ years experience successfully directing CMF design for new consumer products.Ability to define and implement systematic CMF language across product portfolios.BA or BFA in Industrial Design, Fashion Design or related field.Textile knowledgeUnderstands the various types of fabrics (knits, woven, prints, base cloths, etc.)Sewing experience and softgood construction knowledge: Understands construction in manufacturing environments and is capable to create sewn samples.Understands basic Marketing concepts.Ability to visualize concepts.Ability to understand the buyer and marketplace and create concepts to meet & exceeds the customer expectations.Proficient Computer SkillsAdobe Illustrator and Photoshop required.MS Office SuiteExpertise in Rhino, KeyShot, SolidWorksColor Theory KnowledgePossess the ability to analyze and review material color across various mediums. Full understanding of the Munsell Color System.Strong communication and presentation skillsSome travel required
If you have a passion for translating beautiful and innovative material applications into tangible products, this is a unique opportunity. Please include portfolio samples demonstrating success in commercial CMF design with your application.