Designer/Sr. Designer - Womens Outerwear Job Listing at Lands' End in Madison, Wisconsin (Job ID 121044BR)
Lands End is a premier source of apparel and gear for women, men, kids and the home sold by catalog, online, and at over 200 Lands End Shops at Sears. Since 1963, weve earned a reputation for quality, value and exceptional customer service embodied by one simple promise: everything we sell is Guaranteed. Period.® Lands End is a proud member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies.
Position Summary: Design and develop Womens Outerwear that delivers brand right, trend appropriate product for the Lands’ End Brand and the customer. Works closely with Design Director to define concepts and innovative product stories. Leads a team to concept, design and develop compelling, innovative, brand enhancing seasonal collections that fulfill Merchandising strategies, business objectives and customer expectations. Ensures product aesthetic is consistent with brand image across the organization and aligned with target customers. Displays understanding and curiosity for the brand and brand heritage. Protects the integrity of the Lands’ End Brand by delivering product that adheres to the calendar, milestones and exceeds the customer’s expectations. Demonstrates energy, passion and point of view specific to Lands’ End, the Brand and our heritage. Leads by example consistently demonstrating the Lands’ End values. Reporting •Reports to the Design Director – Outerwear •Partners with Merchandising and Sourcing to achieve production execution
Essential job responsibilities: •Develop assortment by initiating/creating concepts into finished product •Develop themes, color, fabrication, and silhouettes for the upcoming season •Partner with CAD team to develop original textures, patterns and prints •Create presentation boards and presenting lines in concept meetings •Conduct raw material research, market research, •Create Flat sketches and fashion illustration, detailed specs, and fabric/trim research and allocations. •Lead and develop a team •Build and develop strong cross functional relationships with Merchandising and Global Sourcing/Product development •Partner with Merchandising and Sourcing to achieve production execution. The selected candidate will understand and protect the integrity of the brand while taking thoughtful risks to drive the business forward. This person will be responsible for developing and coaching the Outerwear Designers, Associate Designers and Assistant Designers. Successful candidates will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities: •A degree in Apparel or Fashion Design or equivalent related work experience. •Ability to communicate vision from concept to finished product. •A thorough understanding of textile construction, color and printing techniques. •Able to interpret trends and translate them to our customer. •Knowledge of industry resources. •Strong ability to lead, develop and retain talent. •Good organization skills and attention to detail. •Ability to meet deadlines and work in a team environment. •Strong interpersonal skills. •Strong written and verbal communication skills. •Ability to do flat drawings/sketches for design prototypes. •CAD experience is preferred.
A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:
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