Senior FLX Design Manager

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 hours ago

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 work to 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. We are looking for a Senior Designer in Levi’s® Women’s Bottoms responsible for designing and developing our contemporary women’s denim fits, including Levi’s® Lot 700, Mile High Super Skinny, Levi’s® Revel Jeans, and the Levi’s® Mom Jean. You will report to the VP, Levi's Women's Design. The Senior Designer has deep experience in denim finishing techniques, a knowledge of the contemporary denim market, a passion for denim fabric innovation, experience in denim fit, and an eye for women’s denim trends. A high taste level and an appreciation for the Levi’s DNA is essential. The Designer can work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage and develop direct reports, including a Designer and Assistant Designer. Strong relationship skills are necessary. Must be highly organized, creative, and willing to be part of a company- and team-first environment. About the Job• Drive innovation of the category through best-in-class fit, fabric, fit, finish, style and sundries development • Research and monitor the consumer and marketplace to identify opportunities to stay ahead of the competition • Manage team to develop on-brand, trend-right product that drives equity and profitability for the Levi’s® brand and upholds our aesthetic standards. • Collaborate with Director in developing seasonal concepts and color stories. • Analyze current selling and consider when developing into future trends • Manage team creation and development of PLM BOM data integrity: prototypes, commercial samples and production • Build diverse relationships, leading collaboration and partnerships within Design, and across Merchandising, and Product Development • Develop the strategy and innovation to meet seasonal product assortment needs and COGS targets • Strategize and drive GTM timelines, processes and deliverables • Design and develop product with a sustainable mindset and +Net Positive without compromising aesthetics • Guide technical design packs communicating style, size, proportion, scale, and attention to details, manage and drive fittings and product development About You• Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design, or a combination of college education and industry related work experience may be used as a substitute • 8+ yrs experience as a designer, responsible for all facets of design and development • 4+ yrs experience specifically as a women’s denim designer • Expertise in textiles and product development; working knowledge of garment construction, patternmaking, denim fabric construction, finishing techniques, and processes • Proficient on all design platforms – Adobe CC and PLM program • MS Office proficiency, Word, Excel and Outlook 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 regular-price merchandise Levi Strauss & Co. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. Minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. LOCATION1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA, 94111FULL TIME/PART TIMEFull time