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Senior Lead Color Design Apparel

Closing date
29 Jun 2024

Job Details

Imagine being at the forefront of revolutionizing the apparel industry. As the Apparel CMD Lead at ON, you'll be the driving force behind shaping the future of On product lines. You'll immerse yourself in a dynamic environment, collaborating closely with our design team to conceptualize materials, colors, and finishes that set trends and exceed market expectations. Your role will span the entire color process, from conception to production and assortment merchandising, ensuring our products stand out in a crowded market. You'll constantly push boundaries, exploring innovative fabrics and materials to elevate our collections to new heights. Join us and be part of reshaping the future of On products

Your Mission

- You will be responsible for ensuring the color commerciality of our range taking into consideration: trend, color merchandising strategies as well as color alignment across brand categories
- You ground your perspective on upcoming color trends, palette assortment and seasonal key colors by diving into data from selling, consumer and the overall trend landscape.
- You collaborate very closely with our Zurich based development team and our Vietnam based development team on creating and handing over clear briefs and improving the color process for production.
- You always stay informed about the latest dyeing technologies possible on fabrics in the industry and always challenge our current dyeing standards in order to become more sustainable.
- You share your knowledge with the rest of the teams and exchange ideas and knowledge with the help of the digital and physical material library that you keep feeding.

Your Story

- You have completed a Bachelor or Master degree in Color Sciences and/or 7+ years of working experience in the Apparel industry with a focus in active apparel specifically in the Color and Materials Design segment or equivalent experience as a merchandiser
- Possess a fluency of merchandising methodologies, strategies and the analysis of selling data and the role that color plays within these
- Has an understanding of color science processes as it relates to apparel materials, with a preference towards active apparel
- Has direct experience working with as well as deep understanding of performance materials as it relates back to design usage and colorization limitations
- Positive, solution seeking mindset and ability to thrive in fast paced, undefined environments with experience in creating as well as upholding systems and processes on your team as well as cross-functionally
- You are a strategic thinker with 3 years experience in supporting teams of 4 or more people
- You possess fluency in Pantone and other color systems as well as design tools such as: Adobe Creative Suite, PLM as well as familiarity with selling data tools such as Looker
- Strong experience in sustainability as it relates to color creation and materials
- You bring a great knowledge of competitor brands and are having a deep understanding of distribution partners and channels.
- Fluent in English, written and spoken, any other language would be a plus.

Meet The Team

You will be working with ON's highly creative CMF team, driven by innovation, performance and sustainability. You will be rooted in our design team which includes CMF, Footwear/Apparel/Accessories Designers who all closely collaborate with our Developers, Product Managers, Innovation and GTM teams.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


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