Apparel Design Lead - Women's Performance

New Balance - Brighton, MA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $57,000 - $80,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
New Balance was founded on one simple maxim: we were born to move. For over a century, that idea has inspired us to support athletes of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means winning a medal or just leading a more active lifestyle.

But as proud as we are of our history, we’re even more excited about our future. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers – those kindred spirits who follow only their passions — because tomorrow belongs to the courageous of today.

Join us in upholding a culture of integrity, teamwork, and community. Join New Balance and declare your independence.

JOB MISSION
As the Apparel Design Lead for Women’s Performance, you will be responsible for applying your strong design skills, innovative thinking, and technical experience toward the creation of new products and technologies for our Women’s Performance category. You will act as a role model and push design boundaries to realize innovate yet brand sensitive ideas.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
Design product and shape category direction with an in-depth knowledge of costing, performance, and fit
Continually gather fresh, relevant market data and translate input into cutting-edge designs
Work in cross-functional teams to build consensus for ideas and designs
Collaborate with Footwear design teams to ensure seamless head-to-toe merchandise stories
Liaise between regional design centers and global line of product

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS
10 years’ experience in the Apparel industry, with 5+ years’ managing experience
Bachelor’s degree in Design
Experience in women’s performance apparel preferred
Strong skills in core design competencies: drawing, sketching, and the ability to visualize in three dimensions
Demonstrated technical understanding of apparel construction and manufacturing
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
Some travel required, including internationally

Our Benefits:
Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

Learn more about our company benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.