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Design Director - Women's Apparel

Company: Maxima Apparel
Location: Hicksville
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: -Design Director - Women's ApparelLocation: Hicksville, New YorkCategory: Licensed, embellished art intensive adult and youth apparel.Position Type: PermanentDescription: We are a leading streetwear / sportswear licensed apparel brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments with a primary focus in licensed apparel and outerwear. The Design Director will work cross functionally with Design, Sales and Merchandising to create and develop seasonal apparel lines while supporting the overall brand's objective.What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for managing the conceptual process while partnering with senior leadership to set seasonal direction of the conceptual development of the Women's product category, including, Mood, Color, Trend Big Ideas, Key Items as well as Print & Graphic direction.
  • Consistently shop and research the marketplace for inspirations andidentify big/idea volume driving trends opportunities that will positively impact the bottom line. --- - - - - - -Provides sketches and line art to communicate full category design concepts. - --- - - - - - -Facilitates and leads cross-category design team meetings to provide design & concept board direction to communicate seasonal concepts. --- - - - - - -Proactively develops and maintains open lines of communication with internal cross-functional teams. --- - - - - - -Leads the prototype process which includes initiating early concept styles to drive seasonal concepts, establishing initial block specs and construction details, and working closely with Product Developer(s), and directing revisions as needed throughout the development cycle. --- - - - - - -Lead, manage, and mentor design staff in all aspects of product design, not limited to technical design, across a wider multinational design team, spread out over multiple time zones; and provide support as needed. --- - - - - - -Manage line sheets and ensure accuracy --- - - - - - -Delegate and manage work flow and process within the design team. - --- - - - - - -Performs other duties as assigned.Who You Are: --- - - - - - -Demonstrates excellent time-management and prioritization skills while working on multiple projects simultaneously. --- - - - - - -Adaptable personality that can thrive with ease in a fast-paced environment. --- - - - - - -Problem Solver who can operate independently and work effectively, while maintaining composure under pressure.
    • Product obsessedwith an entrepreneurial mind, and the ability to work in a team environment.
    • Consistently meets deadlines with anunderstanding and commitment to company design calendar.
    • Creates process optimization and seeks out efficiencies.
    • Detail-oriented and possess organizational skills; ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy. --- - - - - - -Collaborative attitude that proactively engages with cross-functional teams to achieve best results. --- - - - - - -Ability to influence, negotiate, and collaborate with key stakeholders. --- - - - - - -Invested in growth through mentoring and managing junior team members with constructive and thoughtful feedback and direction. -You Have:
      • Minimum of 10 years design experience in Women's Sportswear or Streetwear. (youth apparel is a plus)
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Design, Apparel Design, Technical Design, and full knowledge of total production timeline.
      • Experience in Women's sportswear and/or streetwear market
      • Strong leadership experience and management skills, working witha wider multinational design team spread out over multiple time zones.
      • Excellent presentation skills, demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills.
      • Strong sense of style, color and trend forecasting ability
      • Thorough understanding of embellishment processes, costs, and characteristics.
      • Ability to generate graphics.
      • Ability to travel (as needed).
      • Experience within team sports industry is a plus.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesignExperience in sportswear/streetwear is a plus.
      • What's In It For You? - -$90K - $125K based on experience. - -Health, dental and vision insurance. - -An opportunity to make an impact to the success of the company. - -** Portfolio showcasing a wide range of design skills must be submitted to be considered.

Keywords: Maxima Apparel, Hicksville , Design Director - Women's Apparel, Executive , Hicksville, New York

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