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
You will produce fully packaged designs of a product line and work with the Product Developer to ensure successful Product Creation and Fit throughout Sampling Process. You will track a design schedule to ensure a timely completion following the product development calendar, stay current with industry and cultural trends, and contribute to proof of concept work carried out by design team. You will partner with material and trims sourcing to develop innovative fabrications/trims, and use your advanced CC skills to develop sketches, tech packs, color cads, etc. Your collaborative and communication skills will allow you to to work with cross functional partners on fabrications, silhouettes, trims, and color/print. You will produce visual presentations, partner with developers to create innovative products that fit our consumers appropriately and perform these and other duties as assigned.
How You Will Make A Difference
You will produce innovative design work that meet the needs of the companys customers and end users. You will have the ability to concept with seasonal theme in mind along with the technical skills to deliver premium performance and lifestyle product. You will ensure that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy and interpret international/domestic concepts and cultural trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy. You will produce designs to enhance the product category and work to elevate collections through creativity and ingenuity. You will exercise your passion for sustainable design and be proactive about creating designs that reflect that. You will be a team player and problem solver that brings dynamic solutions to their category.
What You Bring
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.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in creating tech packs
Must have positive work ethic to understand and acknowledge core deadline dates
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.