G/FORE Accessory Designer

Recruiter
Peter Millar
Location
Los Angeles, California
Posted
12 Aug 2022
Closes
12 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

 Born in Los Angeles but bred with a global perspective, G/FORE was conceptualized with a passion for modern design combined with a love of golf. Distinguished by our attention to detail, sophisticated ease, playful nature, youthful energy and sense of humor. We consistently strive to make a powerful and colourful impact on our favourite game. We take inspiration from art, architecture, modern design, and colourful narratives. Our intent is to disrupt the industry without being disrespectful to the sport and its rich traditions. 

At G/FORE we created a close-knit culture that thrives on the power of our people. Everyone knows that their team has their back and are willing to jump in and help when needed. We take care of our people through great benefits such as health insurance & 401(k), clothing allowances, generous Paid time off and employee discounted access to products.

The Accessory Designer is responsible for design, style setups, tech packs, and development of prototypes and samples on a year-round basis with a concentration in accessory categories.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Manage and develop all design artwork for men’s and women’s gloves, bags, belts, headwear, socks, and other accessories.
  • Know the golf and lifestyle global markets for these categories to bring fashion-forward design to the designs that are in line with the brand aesthetic
  • Use detailed tech packs & BOM’s to articulate product detail execution
  • Communicate with the development/production department and factories to ensure prototypes, samples, and production is executed properly
  • Provide support to the line book development process and color card development process
  • Update the Style Wall as prototypes are developed and samples are launched
  • Keep up-to-date with the Booking Analysis which demonstrates best sellers, worst sellers, retail price points, wholesale price points, wholesale margins, retail mark-ups, and category penetrations
  • Update Sku Plan details during the development season
  • Support the Merchandising team during sales meeting set-up periods and sales campaign set-up periods
  • Manage the organization and maintenance of the prototype, mill card, and color card library

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Exceptional skills in InDesign, Illustrator, Excel
  • Outstanding time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Accurate organizational methods with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with employees, vendors and clients

 

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in a Design position 

 

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