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Director, Design Operations, Footwear

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

Job Details

We are an American luxury lifestyle brand, founded in 2004. Anchored in the casual elegance of American sportswear, Tory's design philosophy is defined by effortless silhouettes, innovative materials, eclectic juxtapositions of color, and the tension of past and present. The collections include ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home and beauty.

Empowering women is the company's guiding principle, expressed through Tory's collections and reflected in the company culture as well as the work of the Tory Burch Foundation. Established in 2009, the Foundation provides women entrepreneurs in the United States with capital, education and community.

You are seeking a work environment where people are encouraged to dream, explore, discover and, as important, laugh together. If you're prepared to work hard, create impact, and have fun while doing it, we would love to have you join #TeamTory. Apply today!

Life @ToryBurch is Special Because:

When you join us, you're joining a global, purpose-led company on an exciting growth journey with an amazing culture and great benefits.
  • Our culture is welcoming and inclusive -- everyone is empowered to make a difference.
  • We have the best team in the world and believe in paying competitively and rewarding for high performance.
  • Your overall well-being is important to us; we offer generous benefits to help you take care of your mental and physical health, create financial security, and achieve wellness in all areas of your life.
  • We love seeing our employees wear our beautiful collections. You'll receive a generous employee discount and access to exclusive sample sales.
  • We are invested in your professional growth - you'll have access to free executive coaching on-demand.
  • We believe in the importance of giving back and you'll have many opportunities to do just that through the Tory Burch Foundation and paid volunteer days.

This Role is Tailor-Made for You Because:
You're highly organized and adept at managing complex calendars and fostering cross-functional partnerships. You want to be part of an environment where your meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills drive the creation of innovative footwear designs. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about footwear design.

A Day in the Life:

TheDirector,Design Operations will support the Footwear Designteam'sdaily operational, calendar management, communications, and resource perspectiveensuringthe design teamis aware ofkeypriorities and deliverables.

This role will also be involved in monitoring deliverables, developing processes for integration with the internal design team, and communicating feedback and expectations accordingly to ensure timely execution. They will work to enhance and streamline processesin support ofgreaterspeed and agility for early innovationconcepts;serve as liaison between the design team, consultants, and cross-functional partners, and oversee communications between said teams.

To Land This Role:
  • 10+ years of Project Management/Operations experience in a Fashion environment or related field.
  • Strong understanding of Footwear Design & Product Development
  • Bachelor'sDegree required, MBA preferred
  • Attention to detail, follow-up, and excellent organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and PLM (Centric) systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with creative teams
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical, dynamic, and solutions-oriented who can think pre-emptively and outside the box
  • Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach
  • Highly motivated, passionate, and results-oriented
  • Understand how to motivate talent and help foster a collaborative creative culture
  • Flexible and creative problem solver
  • Personal professionalism and accountability

Why You'll Want to Join Our Team:
Every style has a story and that story begins in Design. Our wildly creative team of dreamers and doers works together to bring Tory Burch's unique vision to life. At every stage of the design process, our focus is on exciting our customers with pieces that are beautiful, timeless, and exquisitely crafted. Along the way, we work with world-class suppliers and artisans, and partner with premier mills and manufacturers to ensure that our designs meet our exacting standards for quality. If you want to be part of an empowered and innovative group of designers, come join us!

How We Work Together
  • Adaptable - We change before we have to
  • Entrepreneurial - We own it
  • Collaborative - There's no "I" in Tory
  • Client & Brand Focused - We put ourselves in Tory's shoes
  • Live the Values - We show up for each other
  • Functional Expertise - We're constantly learning and growing

#TeamTory Values

We show up with honesty & kindness, act with integrity & compassion, work with passion & humility and lead with excellence & humor.

Compensation Range
The compensation range for this position is 145,000.00 USD - 180,000.00 USD. Our offer will be based on your relevant experience and work location.

Benefits Information

We offer a generous set of benefits to help you take care of your heath, create financial security, and achieve wellness in all areas of your life. Here are highlights of key benefits available to all Tory Burch members that work over 30 hours.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .


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