Product Design Manager, Softlines

Remote; Virtual; San Francisco
Job Terms:
DOE + Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Heidi Glynn

Job Description:


• Responsible for a specific range of products within Costumes, under general supervision from leadership. 

• Build strong team relationships to ensure the highest quality, consumer focused, trend-right product lines across all channels of distribution (licensing, flex business models, vertical and wholesale) that build brand equity and meet financial targets.

• Concept, design, sketch, prototype (including managing art-to-product, sample creation, fit sessions, and electronic breadboards, where applicable), deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines that feature market-leading innovation and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramid

• Execute product and licensed packaging approvals through online systems and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitability, as well as onboard new partners

• Develop and design product mock-ups, compile line sheets for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decks

• Collaborate with internal partners and external partners to design and approve all products

• Monitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamics

• Research Initial seasonal trends by category

• Multi-task and prioritize multiple design projects within deadlines

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, or equivalent work experience

• 5+ years of related experience

• Prior experience leading others

• Solid knowledge in softlines categories (cut and sew, garment construction, textile knowledge)

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong product design skills (e.g. technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, fabric and trim identification)

• Strong computer software skills (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator)

Required Education:

• BA/BS or equivalent work experience

Client Description:

This legendary company has entertained, informed and inspired people around the globe for over 90 years. Named one of Forbes top companies to work for year over year, this is where dreams really do come true.

Whether you’re looking to create, support business growth and development, work behind-the-scenes on your favorite TV shows or upcoming movies, or anything in-between, this is your opportunity to start the next chapter of your career story and help create the exhilarating experiences this company is known for worldwide.

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.