Full Job Description
Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.
With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.
A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.
Partner with Women’s Senior Apparel Designer and Director of Merchandising and Design in the creation of Women’s Skechers Apparel from concept to production. Support the design and development process by executing innovative design solutions, providing color direction, fabric/finish, print and pattern, trim, and fit intent for all of Women’s.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS
In partnership with the Women’s Senior Designer, influence direction and identify seasonal silhouette and product classifications needed in the assortment plan that reflect a balance between fashion and trend for core and emerging businesses.
Partner with Merchandisers in presenting concepts and gaining alignment to build styles into seasonal line plan.
Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of tech pack creation and handoff to tech designers with guidance from Senior Designer.
Participate in Color Palette creation based on Concept, and ensure approvals are aligned with all collection components and prints, creating a cohesive product assortment that is visually enticing to our customer.
Partner with Senior Designer on direction for seasonal print/pattern. Partner with Graphic Designers to ensure timely execution and accurate aesthetic based on initial design intent for artwork direction.
Partner with Product Development team by initiating and developing fabrics, trims, and prints that achieve costing and aesthetic goals for the season.
Attend weekly fittings to provide design fit intent and aesthetic point of view at each proto stage of the development process. Understand garment engineering in order to best achieve the quality/value proposition for our customer and drive to exceptional fit consistency in our product.
Communicate with overseas and internal partners on trends, details and updates as changes occur in the assortment.
Build strong, dynamic and synergistic relationships with cross-functional partners: Merchandising, Planning, Marketing, Tech Design, PD, and Production.
Support overall Women's Design Team with all key milestone meetings, presentation preparation, and sample management.
Maintain and update seasonal visual line-sheets and product visual line sheets.
Bring seasonally appropriate and customer centered new ideas that create excitement for the Brand.
Participate in the creative direction and art direction for women’s apparel for graphics and prints.
Attend sales meetings to stay in tune with business goals and sales history and translate this information to design strategy to achieve business goals.
An individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily:
Microsoft Office Word/Excel
Knowledge of Patternmaking and garment construction
Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Ability to multi-task, proactively trouble shoot, problem solve, and the ability to effectively influence
Excellent Follow Through
Collaborative Team player
Attention to Detail
Able to adapt to a fast pace ever changing environment
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
AA/BA in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent from an accredited college or university
Prior Internship in Fashion industry
6 months-3 years
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.