Vans Accessories Designer

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description
Job Description
Vans: Be a Part of the Original
It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people Paul Van Doren
Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by five values:
We are determined.
We are connected to our consumers and to each other.
We are inclusive.
We are expressive and fun.
And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the worlds largest apparel and footwear company, comprised of more than 25 brands. We are leaders in global footwear, apparel and accessories, available in more than 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individuals pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and fulfilled with our rapidly growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Designer Apparel Accessories: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
As Vans Designer of Accessories, you will be instrumental in incorporating our culture into our accessories. You will use your imagination and devise products that allows our audience to express their individuality and authenticity, which are Vans core mentalities. If you do your research effectively, you will be able to discover exactly what our target audience relates to and be able to produce designs that are influenced by current trends. You will be responsible for all areas of design for Accessories from initial concepts through pre-production. The work you are able to accomplish in your role will impact Vans culture and the vision it has for the companys future.

How You Will Make a Difference:
Showcase your state of the art design skills to design authentic, original, and innovative designs and exceed our consumers expectations.
You will impact the consumer experience through new and original product that meets their expectations and push the boundaries of past lines.
You will partner with technical design team to ensure accuracy for drawings, materials, seam construction and ideal fit.
Research market conditions to identify key product trends to prepare concept for future innovative designs.
Establish and maintains collaborative relationship with cross-functional partners in merchandise and development to ensure successful product creation.
Identify problems and develop solutions or innovative approaches to the design and development of accessories.
Impact the design process at Vans by communicating shared process and product knowledge with cross-functional partners throughout apparel categories.

Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5-7 years

Educational/ Position Requirements:
2+ years of Accessories Design Experience in the action sports industry.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent from a four-year college or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of accessories business including, but not limited to various techniques, finishing, embellishments and styles by category.
Proficient in computer design programs (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, Streamline).
Strong Microsoft Office experience.
Successful work performance demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Willing and able to work additional hours when needed.
Lifting and/or moving product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25 lbs.