Director, Customization

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 21 hours ago
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION We believe that clothes — and how you make them — can make a difference. Since 1853, we’ve been passionate about innovation to meet people’s needs. We invented the first blue jean. And we reinvented khaki pants. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines for our manufacturing partners. And we build sustainability into everything we do. A company doesn’t last 160 years by standing still. It endures by reinventing itself, striving to delight its consumers, winning in the marketplace, and by remaining true to its values. We employ more than 17,000 people around the world – supporting great brands, including Levi’s®, Dockers® and Denizen®. Our employees are committed to progress, authenticity and collaboration. Reporting to the VP of Product Ideation and Innovation, you will partner with the Chief Product Officer, Marketing, Merchandising, and Design leads to shape product customization strategies and opportunities in store, online and at center of culture experiences. You will inspire creativity in the customization space, delivering a brand look and feel, consumer/influencer engagement, global agreement, implementing new programs and support growth to the businesses. About the Job • Develop strategies and directing the global approach/regional development of Tailor Shop, DTG print bar and Lot 1. Includes management of the guidelines, activation and refresh calendars, in-store menu, amplify seasonal brand stories and managing assets • Consumer connection and insights engagement experience, including market research to inform, identify and develop new customization opportunities in store, online & at center of culture experiences • Guide relationship management (internal and external), product POV and merchandising strategies to promote product and experience excellence while achieving financial investment goals • Lead the development of “ways of working” structure, calendars and timelines for all programs, inform and ensure understanding of leadership on customization projects • Partner and Align with global retail team and marketing to develop Business Case scenarios for new customization developments/opportunities and expansion of Levi’s Tailor Shop in O&O as well as partner accounts. Identify revenue potential and use test to grow approach for New Business Opportunities for Customization • Partner with Brand Marketing (Sports, Retail, Consumer, PR) on consumer/influencer programs for customization. Direct and lead activation of the product customization experience • Partner with On-line Customization leads to create new product/experience direct to consumer. Building capabilities and developing assortments in tandem with the store experience. • Direct assortments, forecasting, and development of Tier 1 customization experience (Super Bowl, Coachella, etc) and Tailor shops. Ensure utilization of Levi’s® brand assets and integration with retail/ wholesale • Build and retain excellent talent About You• Minimum of 7-9 years experience in merchandising/design apparel retail, online, or wholesale • Excellent communication and presentation skills • Project management and organizational skills • Retail business acumen • Passion for product – knowledge of apparel with an eye for good design • Strong team work ethic, people skills and leadership skills • Entrepreneurial spirit to build new businesses and work in ambiguous situations • Local and Global travel We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot: • 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save. • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations • Product discount of 40% off regluar-price merchandise The Company's policy is to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes prohibited by applicable law. Company policy prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of any protected classes. The Company has established a continuing Affirmative Action Program to assure equal employment opportunity in all its policy decisions affecting recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment.­ LOCATION1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA, 94111FULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time