Design Director, Apparel

Recruiter
SPANX
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
25 Jun 2020
Closes
25 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Role
The Design Director for Apparel is responsible for leading a team of skilled designers to create and deliver innovative, brand right products and solutions that support strategic initiatives. In partnership with the VP of Design they will define, interpret and drive the creative direction for seasonal product assortments. We are looking for a seasoned design leader with a strong POV on color, print and trend that will develop our creative vision. The Design Director of Apparel will use exceptional design skills and knowledge of the current market to create and innovative commercially viable products, from concept to production. This position will work closely with the VP of Design and our Founder in the ideation/development of product and market white space.

You’ll Love it Because You Will…
• Motivate and lead a team to create innovative solution driven products
• Inspire creativity within the team and foster new concepts that expand on brand defining products and technologies
• Drive research and analysis of upcoming fashion, market trends and competitive product offerings to understand the over-all market and to identify opportunities relevant to our product
• Think innovatively at all stages of the creative, design and development process
• Research to be at the forefront of trends and shifts in the Active and Fashion landscapes. Stay abreast of parallel and influential industries
• Ensure garments meet fit, comfort and construction goals for their respective categories
• Motivate, mentor and develop the design team to deliver peak performance
• Build strong and synergistic relationships with cross functional partners; Merchandising, Marketing, Sales, Technical, PD and Production