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.
About the Job
We're looking for a Director of Design who will bring progress and creativity to our Dockers® Design team, focusing on the men's tops category, our fastest growing commodity, which includes knits, woven's, sweaters and partnership / direction for licensed outerwear. We are looking for someone who has the desire to bring our fashion to the future while maintaining the integrity of our brand’s past.
⏵ Reports to the Senior Director of Design for Dockers Brand
⏵ Develop seasonal design platforms and concepts
⏵ Identify consumer product opportunities through market and trend research
⏵ Create material, fabric, silhouette, and trim developments
⏵ Develop yarn dye and printed patterns and solid colors
⏵ Design products that accomplish goals for the seasonal calendar, assortment plan and source location requirements
⏵ Partner with fit developer to develop fit blocks and participate in fit reviews
⏵ Sustain partnerships with Merchandising and Product Development to ensure products are engineered to profit and quality/aesthetic goals
⏵ Manage multiple lower level designers
⏵ Travel seasonally for trend and concept
⏵ Travel seasonally to work with Product Development and Factory partner teams on initial product designs
About You⏵ Bachelor’s degree in Design, however a combination of college education and related work experience may be used as a substitute
⏵ Minimum 10 years of experience as a designer, at least 5 years as a people manager, responsible and accountable for all facets of design and development.
⏵ Expert knowledge of apparel history, construction and a point of view with the ability to filter through a brand lens
⏵ Expertise in creating commercially viable and profitable product designs
⏵ Working knowledge of construction, textiles, hardware and processes
⏵ Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, applications including Word and Outlook.
⏵ An energetic, positive, helpful demeanor and a passion and interest in LS&Co.
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
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