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Design Director

Design Director

Brand/Group 
Merrell
Job Locations 
US-MI-Rockford
Job Function 
Product
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
7
Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

Merrell

 

Merrell believes nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. Merrell hiking boots, trail running shoes and apparel are built on Merrell’s outdoor heritage, quality and performance. The trail is the core of our design philosophy and has continued to guide us in the development of innovative products that inspire and enable enjoyment of the outdoors.

 

Responsibilities

  • Researches market and fashion trends in order to design new product that will sell..
  • Performs all specifications for design packages from beginning to end.
  • Creates seasonal color pallets.
  • Designs and develops market appropriate footwear within project development guidelines.
  • Works with the model shop on outsole models.
  • Ensures that patterns, construction and outsole blueprints are in line with design with overseas factories for production.
  • Interacts with leather suppliers to develop and match new leathers, colors and finishing’s.
  • Informs Marketing of all key selling features and benefits of finished products.
  • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years footwear design experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate visually through sketches and illustrations.
  • Proficient with personal computers.
  • Good organization skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment.  International and domestic travel.