Senior Designer Girls Items, Outerwear & Woven Bottoms

Recruiter
Old Navy
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
16 Oct 2020
Ref
338432
About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.

What you'll do

  • Sets overall direction in the conceptual development and assortment of the Girls Items (Dresses, Tops), Outerwear & Woven Bottoms Product lines.

  • Fully responsible for managing staff in all aspects of entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing and fit.

  • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates staff.

  • Responsible for managing and providing creative direction to design staff.

  • In conjunction with Product Development & Merchandising management, responsible for visualizing and determining strategic direction of business; accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to positively affect division/company.

  • Fully responsible for ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy.

  • Oversees selection of fabric and trim.

  • Fully responsible for identifying and executing opportunities for process improvement through subordinate staff members.

  • Provides overall recommendations and sets tone regarding style and fit of product(s) during presentation.

  • Ensures consistency of look between differing businesses (e.g., adult/kid, accessory/apparel, active/mainline).


Who you are

  • In-depth knowledge of design techniques and processes

  • 7-10 years of design experience

  • Minimum 4 years of management experience

  • Excellent leadership/management skills

  • Ability to set overall creative tone and lead creative design process

  • Excellent sense of style, print and color

  • Proven excellent presentation and negotiation skills

  • Ability to deal with managerial issues

  • BA in Fashion Design or Equivalent


Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees