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Date Posted: 3/17/2017

Women's Swimwear Design Director

  • Company: add-black
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • Required Exp: 5 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

add-black is in search of a Women's Swimwear Design Director to join the team in Long Beach, CA.

POSITION SUMMARY //
This is for a new role here at add-black. The Candidate MUST have extensive swim design experience. We are looking for someone to creatively direct a design team from concept thru design on an entire collection of bra cup sized swimwear.

Reports To // Creative Director/Owner
Market // Junior and Young Contemporary Swim
Division // Bra Cup Sized Swimwear Brand (sizes 32A-38DDD)

RESPONSIBILITIES // would include, but are not limited to the following:
• Research and build 5-6 trend and design presentations of swimwear each year to include color, print, silhouette and details.
• Design Direct a team each collection under the leadership of the Creative Director/Owner.
• Trend and Market Research-staying up with the market trends and merchandising trends in the competitive market and beyond are expected.
• Color Research and setting Color Palette each delivery.
• Create Print direction/story and color direction for textile team for each delivery.
• Working directly with the design team and product development/sourcing team to source new fabrics and trims each collection.
• Cad presentation containing 70+ unique designs broken down into 4-5 themes each presentation.
• Trend Presentation-work with team to create a trend book for each presentation that consists of macro and micro trends, key details by theme, color palette, trending and downtrending silhouettes, etc.
• Line Merchandising-ensuring balance of swim top frames and pants, cost efficiency, style uniqueness, and overall balance of concepts and color for each collection.
• Must be comfortable presenting each collection to buyers.
• Must be able to deliver strong, focused point of view to Creative Director, Design team and ultimately the buyers and merchants
• Must be present for all fittings and have a very clear understanding of fit, form and construction, as it relates to bra cup sizing (sizes 32A-38DDD)
• Travel a must: (*must have a passport)
• Market Shopping (domestic and international travel each set)
• Factory travel (international) to work on each collection
• Design presentations to our customers (domestic)
• Manage Inspiration Shopping budget
• Manage Print Purchasing Budget
• Manage T&A calendar as it applies to design team

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS //
• Minimum 5 years Design experience in swimwear design
• Minimum 3 years Management Experience
• Minimum 3 years as a Design Director
• Must be outgoing and have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal design team and with buyers.
• Must be well organized, well spoken and be able to clearly communicate to cross functional teams, buyers and vendor/factory partners.

TO APPLY //
Please submit you cover letter, resume and any applicable portfolio samples through Malakye.

***Must be able to provide references, personally and professionally***

Perks

Date Posted: 3/17/2017

Women's Swimwear Design Director

  • Company: add-black
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Long Beach, CA
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

add-black is in search of a Women's Swimwear Design Director to join the team in Long Beach, CA.

POSITION SUMMARY //
This is for a new role here at add-black. The Candidate MUST have extensive swim design experience. We are looking for someone to creatively direct a design team from concept thru design on an entire collection of bra cup sized swimwear.

Reports To // Creative Director/Owner
Market // Junior and Young Contemporary Swim
Division // Bra Cup Sized Swimwear Brand (sizes 32A-38DDD)

RESPONSIBILITIES // would include, but are not limited to the following:
• Research and build 5-6 trend and design presentations of swimwear each year to include color, print, silhouette and details.
• Design Direct a team each collection under the leadership of the Creative Director/Owner.
• Trend and Market Research-staying up with the market trends and merchandising trends in the competitive market and beyond are expected.
• Color Research and setting Color Palette each delivery.
• Create Print direction/story and color direction for textile team for each delivery.
• Working directly with the design team and product development/sourcing team to source new fabrics and trims each collection.
• Cad presentation containing 70+ unique designs broken down into 4-5 themes each presentation.
• Trend Presentation-work with team to create a trend book for each presentation that consists of macro and micro trends, key details by theme, color palette, trending and downtrending silhouettes, etc.
• Line Merchandising-ensuring balance of swim top frames and pants, cost efficiency, style uniqueness, and overall balance of concepts and color for each collection.
• Must be comfortable presenting each collection to buyers.
• Must be able to deliver strong, focused point of view to Creative Director, Design team and ultimately the buyers and merchants
• Must be present for all fittings and have a very clear understanding of fit, form and construction, as it relates to bra cup sizing (sizes 32A-38DDD)
• Travel a must: (*must have a passport)
• Market Shopping (domestic and international travel each set)
• Factory travel (international) to work on each collection
• Design presentations to our customers (domestic)
• Manage Inspiration Shopping budget
• Manage Print Purchasing Budget
• Manage T&A calendar as it applies to design team

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS //
• Minimum 5 years Design experience in swimwear design
• Minimum 3 years Management Experience
• Minimum 3 years as a Design Director
• Must be outgoing and have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal design team and with buyers.
• Must be well organized, well spoken and be able to clearly communicate to cross functional teams, buyers and vendor/factory partners.

TO APPLY //
Please submit you cover letter, resume and any applicable portfolio samples through Malakye.

***Must be able to provide references, personally and professionally***

Perks

Date Posted: 3/17/2017

Women's Swimwear Design Director

  • Company: add-black
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Long Beach, CA
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available