#183794

Senior Footwear Designer LA Based

Location:
Los Angeles, (partial on-site)
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE with benefits available
Start date:
09/26/2022
Posted By:
Tamira Imondi
Date:
09/15/2022

Job Description:

09/13/2022 to 12/12/2022

SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER
*Please provide links to candidate's LinkedIn and portfolio
**Will have the opportunity to travel to Portland, OR
***1-2 Interviews will be virtual 
****Will work 3 days on-site with flexibility
*****Position will go longer

Please send resume + portfolio to timondi@aquent.com for further consideration 

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Through partnership with our global footwear client , the purpose is to bring Ye’s creative vision to life.
In collaboration with the entire Product Creation Team, the goal is to lead in footwear design expertise, application and strategy; collaboratively with a team of direct reports. Maintain and nurture the footwear design direction h across COLLECTION FTW Design Team, Development, Product Marketing and Sample Room. Influence and function as a leading voice in developing current and future footwear models and initiatives across a wide range of categories along-side other Senior Design Leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead in designing and executing models/initiatives that assist in bringing Ye’s vision to life
• Steer and drive designs from conceptualization to commercialization process
• Create product design presentations: physical and digital
• Manage high level of detail within key franchises (innovative explorations into reimagining franchises through shape, construction, function and materializations)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to lead a team through complex and ambiguous projects while maintaining positivity, productivity, and speed
• Ability to lead a team and quickly shift focus when Ye/BU design direction changes
• Problem solving attitude & can-do personality. Proven ability to find success through challenges
• High level understanding of the product creation process from conceptualization to commercialization
• Strong knowledge and use of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Familiarity with 3D software such as Rhino, Grasshopper, Houdini, Solidworks and Gravity Sketch ideal
• Familiarity with 3D Design capabilities a plus

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a college or university in a relevant Design subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 6 years of practical experience in design environment (Footwear/ Apparel/ Accessories/Color)

Client Description:

Our client strives to be the global leader in the sporting goods industry with brands built on a passion for sports and a sporting lifestyle. They are committed to continuously strengthening brands and products to improve their competitive position. Their strategic focus is on increasing brand credibility, elevating the experience for their consumers, and pushing the boundaries in sustainability. The execution of their strategy is enabled by a mindset of innovation across all dimensions of their business as well as their digital transformation.