Anthropologie Senior Design Director

URBN
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Job description

Title

Design Director

Reports to

Design Managing Director

Overview

The Design Director is responsible for creating a seasonal collection of innovative product appropriate for the Anthropologie customer while leading and mentoring the Design team.

Responsibilities

· Function as leader, mentor, and manager for the design team

· Creating fresh, innovative and commercial seasonal collections as well as ongoing fast turn product

· Collaborate with Executive Creative Director, Brand Director, and DMM’s to ensure outstanding design execution while meeting business objectives

· Partner with Executive Creative Director on seasonal inspiration, concept direction and trend.

· Guide the Designers in the development of styles that support the seasonal design concepts and fulfill the needs of the business as outlined by the Buying team

· Work closely with other category Design Directors to cross pollinate ideas, outfitting, assortment balance and maintain seasonal design direction

· Collaborate with Print & Color team on seasonal print & color direction and assortment

· Facilitate the seasonal development calendar in collaboration with the Design Manager

· Prepare for and participate in all relevant product meetings

· Manage the teams’ budgets, ensuring monthly budget requirements are met

· Oversee branding of the seasonal assortment and work to build, improve, and elevate brand identity

Qualifications

· Top creative talent

· Outstanding taste level with the ability to recognize, forecast, and translate industry trend direction

· Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to direct Designers in a positive and strategic way while nurturing creativity at all levels

· Strong understanding of retail business to identify product opportunities and offer innovative design solutions

· Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with partners in Buying, Production, and Design

· Outstanding creative talent and taste level with the ability to recognize, forecast, and translate industry trend direction

· Expert technical knowledge of product, raw materials, manufacturing techniques, and processes

· Strong understanding of the Anthropologie customer aesthetic and product

· Must have at least 10 years experience in Apparel Design

Education

Degree in Apparel Design

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Travel

International and domestic travel required

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