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The North Face: Director, Creative Design

Company: VF Corporation
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Here at VF we are taking a "people first" approach to the COVID-19 outbreak, focusing on protecting the safety, health and well-being of our associates. By following The World Health Organization's guidelines, we're in the process of thoughtfully reopening our stores and corporate offices. Our business remains strong and we are slowly increasing our recruiting efforts. We currently have a highly select group of openings that are posted here. We're planning on getting back to business as normal as soon as we feel it is safe to resume operations. Be sure to check back soon for new career postings! Please take care of yourself and your family. The North Face: Director, Creative Design (TNF Footwear) Job Title: Director, Creative and Design (TNF Footwear)The North Face, a VF Company At The North Face--we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.--We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead. The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product. We believe that exploration is a mindset - both on the mountain and off the mountain - and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people. Our values: Love wild places Spark curiosity Dare to disrupt Create community Lead with integrity
By joining The North Face, you will help provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern-day explorer. You will also have the opportunity, tools and environment to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections. What You Will DoAs the Creative & Design Director for Footwear, you will lead the creative and design process from concept all the way through to finished production ready samples. You will set the creative direction for the category on global and seasonal basis and be responsible for driving the brand's point of view through evolved design. Your creative leadership will inspire storytelling that is emotionally, culturally and technically rich to our consumers. You will develop an understanding of our culture through immersion in our athletes' values, in our products, in consumer retail habits and in market- and macro-trends; and you will translate what you learn into concepts that lead to the creation of compelling product. Through your storytelling, you will present visual concept solutions to product briefs; collaborate with our Development, Engineering and Product Management teams and ultimately deliver on category and brand strategies. You will manage and coach a team for design performance excellence; work collaboratively between cross-functional teams; and clearly articulate design intent that aligns with business intent. This position exists to lead a team of designers to create market ready product within margin that meets the consumer fit and function needs for the target consumer. The foundation of our sports, culture and brand is built on working together. Come play a part in shaping our future.How You Will Make A Difference

  • Responsible for mentoring and developing a team of designers.
  • Drives & oversees all design concepting work for the category. Drives the design visual language and consistency .
  • Responsible for the high-quality execution of designs in all assigned collections and categories.
  • Responsible for executing individual designs and/or collections according to stated product briefs.These designs must be produced with a deep knowledge of product components, costing, target margins, and required FOB's.
  • Manages all in house and outside designers on established corporate time lines.Responsible for inspiring creativity and fostering new concepts that expand on brand defining products and technologies.Continually looks for opportunities to develop design team members.
  • Responsible for the Design department's execution of high quality design/ tech packages during design process.Responsible for the creation of visual tools used in presentations for in-line reviews, product line meetings, and pre-line meetings with buyers.
  • Responsible for creating and communicating innovative technology and design language within managed design groups for all collections, categories, and series.Responsible to work closely with other Creative and Design leaders to cross pollinate ideas and maintain seasonal design direction.
  • Responsible for executing seasonal color palettes for all managed groups.Researches industry and trade shows for new materials, colors, and design trends.
  • Responsible for the Integration of Advanced Concepts and new technologies from inside and outside resources and works to ensure the successful execution of these proscribed inventions.
  • Develops and tracks a design schedule to ensure timely completion of designs and design packages according to the development calendar.
  • Partners with development to ensure commercial success of seasonal line offerings and innovative advanced products.Manage the trim development process to ensure we are developing a consistent brand message across categories.Partners with material sourcing to develop innovative fabrications. Partners with Product Directors to develop line direction from product conception through final execution.Required to understand market structure and distribution points for all assigned collections and categories.What You Bring
    • 10+ years of related or similar experience in Footwear design, in performance and lifestyle.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Design (footwear), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in flat sketching expertise.
    • Hands-on experience with CAD software, Softworks, Rhino, Cad Key.
    • High level of Proficiency in In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, PowerPoint.
    • Experience in creation of design packages and execution of product designs.
    • Experience in designing successful products.
    • Experience in research and analysis and design cycles.
    • Strong knowledge of formulating color palettes.
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of footwear construction & industrialization processes.
    • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present concepts to product teams and review boards in a persuasive manner.
    • Strong and experienced in leadership.
    • Strong knowledge of product cycles.
    • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes
    • Strong knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design for different consumers and end uses.
    • Strong knowledge of textile and material construction and properties.
    • Strong knowledge of product costs and impact of design.
    • Extensive domestic and international travel as required (20%).Where You Will Be LocatedDenver, ColoradoNEVER STOP EXPLORING--- The North Face is a subsidiary of VF Corporation. At VF, we outfit consumers around the world with our diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We are committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders. While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.-- VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world. Salary Range:$144,000.00 USD - $216,000.00 USD annuallyAnnual Incentive Eligibility: This position is eligible to participate in VF's Annual Incentive Plan. Incentive Plan awards are contingent upon (1) achievement of your individual objectives and (2) VF achieving its' Corporate and business level financial objectives. Long Term Incentive Eligibility: This position is eligible to be nominated annually to participate in VF's Executive Long-Term Incentive Plan. Benefits at VF:You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process. Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R-20210105-0049 About Us VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans--, The North Face--, Timberland--, and Dickies--. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. VF Diversity Vision Statement
      VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world. VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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