Date Posted: 9/14/2017

Women's Design Director

  • United States
  • California
  • Irvine
  • 0 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available
Job Description


To oversee the creative development of product for the O’Neill women’s division including sportswear, swim, girl/kids, axx, & footwear

Management Responsibilities:
o Teach and manage your designers in a positive and constructive manner while nurturing creativity at all levels

o Build and maintain strong partnerships with the other design departments, production, tech, merchandising, sales,

o Filter communication between Creative Director and design team
o making sure team hits deadlines

o Drive overall process related to design, development, execution, and production.

o Direct department standards and daily work flow.
o Manages calendar

o Keeping creative director updated and in the loop on any urgent matters

o Ability to manage budgets

Creative responsibilities:
o Conceptualizing overall direction for the brand

o Create seasonal stories that designers to build product around

o Lead print and color direction

o Initiate and direct all silhouette, print and fabric trend meetings for each season.

o Recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends with a proven ability to translate market trends and concepts

o Responsible for the creation of visual tools used in presentations for internal line reviews and sales departments

o Travel for inspiration and have group meetings to be able to show your samples and inspirations

o Lead and direct key initiatives across all product categories.

o Work with design team to hit pricing / margin goals

o Create an environment where the design and merchandising teams work closely together to produce exceptional product in a short time frame.

o Responsible for the Design department’s execution of high quality tech packages.

o Consistently identifying opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency within the division

o Ability to present concepts and collections effectively at mgmt. reviews and sales meetings

Job Requirements


o Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in apparel design
o Proven leadership experience and managerial skills.
o Experience managing large teams.
o Ability to set overall creative tone and lead creative design process
o Excellent sense of style and color
o College degree in Fashion Design or related field
o Computer skills – MS Office, Illustrator, and Photoshop
o Strong problem-solving abilities, organizational and planning skills required.
o Works well under pressure and tight deadlines.
o Firm understanding of costing and garment construction.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills along with the ability to facilitate meetings are necessary.
o Experience working with Full Circle/PLM software a big plus.

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.


Bring your dog to work throughout the year, early release during the summer, free lunches on Mon, free bagels on Wed, 60% employee discounts, casual environment, skate ramps, employee store on site

Date Posted: 9/14/2017

Women's Design Director

  • United States
  • California
  • Irvine
  • 0 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available