The North Face, a VF Company
At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
We believe that exploration is a mindset both on the mountain and off the mountain and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people.
Love wild places
Dare to disrupt
Lead with integrity
By joining The North Face, you will help provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern-day explorer. You will also have the opportunity, tools and environment to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections.
What You Will Do
The primary responsibilities of the Designer are to provide design work of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the companys customers and end users and which in turn drives company sales and profits. Accountable for the creative production of designs to enhance the product category. Brings a track record of skillful technical design with creativity and ingenuity.
How You Will Make A Difference
Contributes in designing a product line.
Tracks a design schedule to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar.
Stays current with industry trends through online research, shopping competitor brands and reading product periodicals.
Partners with material sourcing to develop innovative fabrications.
Creates and communicates visual presentations.
Partners with developers to create innovative products that fit our consumers appropriately.
What You Bring
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5 years of experience in a design related field.
Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in flat sketching and illustrating expertise.
Hands-on experience with CAD software.
Working knowledge of formulating color palettes.
Working knowledge and understanding of apparel construction.
Basic knowledge of fabric and textiles.
Proficient communications skills.
Working knowledge of product cycles.
Where You Will Be Located
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
The North Face is a subsidiary of VF Corporation. At VF, we outfit consumers around the world with our diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We are committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.