APPAREL DESIGNER - QUIKSILVER

67021
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posted 16 hours ago
Full timeArts and Entertainment27-1024.00: Graphic Designers

COMPANY OVERVIEW:                                                            

We awaken the spirit of freedom and adventure by connecting boardriders around the world. We are the world's leading action sports and lifestyle company with a global portfolio of brands. We're a team of 7,500 like-minded souls protecting what we love. The smell of the ocean. The sounds of the city you know so well. The perfect slope. The perfect wave. The perfect game. Ultimate freedom.

 

We lead with integrity and passion, we build an inclusive community, we protect our playgrounds and we play to win.

 

We are Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, RVCA, DC Shoes, Element, VonZipper, Honolua. We are BOARDRIDERS.

 

"Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans"

 

 

 

SUMMARY:
This Designer will conceptualize & design seasonal products for QUIKSILVER lifestyle, focusing on all categories for both young men's and youth. The person will identify and interpret key market trends and execute seasonal product strategies building on anniversary foundations while driving the brand forward. The position is located at the QUIKSILVER HQ in Huntington Beach and reports to the Design Manager of Lifestyle.

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Undertake market research and analysis using key accounts, media, shopping, internet, travel etc. to establish key style, color & textile concepts for upcoming seasons.
  • Undertake Innovation research and analysis using media, shopping, internet, travel etc. to establish key fabric, technique & innovation concepts for upcoming seasons.
  • Collaborate with Design Manager & Creative Director on establishing key seasonal product stories.
  • Present to internal and external parties at various different key points throughout each season.
  • Manage finalization of product from concept to production.
  • Ensure technical specification packs are completed accurately and on time.
  • Support Design Director on building category tech packs and boms
  • Partner closely with Technical/Product Development lead on all Sport developments
  • Manage and adhere to product development calendar.
  • Collaborate with Merchandising Director and Design Manager in executing the line architecture & category strategies.
  • Develop concepts and ideas throughout each season.
  • Complete approvals on color, fabric, trim, art, branding & finishing.
  • Collaborate with garment techs to develop and approve the best fit and construction for seasonal products.
  • Practice smart product engineering to achieve IGP targets.
  • Develop strong knowledge of supplier base and sourcing.
  • Ensure samples are correct and on time.
  • Conduct regular competitor analysis activities.
  • Assist with seasonal photoshoots.
  • Liaise regularly with Merchandising Director, Design Manager & Creative Director to ensure alignment.
  • Work to achieve personal and department KPI's.

 

 

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Fashion Design.
  • Minimum of 5+ years relevant experience in lifestyle product
  • Experience in designing for both Men's, Young Men's & Youth preferable
  • Experience in garment fit & construction.
  • Experience in graphic art, color design, fabric & trim development.
  • Ability to interpret the needs of the market, retailers and merchandisers & directors.
  • Ability to recognize trends, conceptualize ideas and design products.
  • Thorough knowledge of the product design & development process.
  • Capability to independently manage workload, present and report at a senior level.
  • Highly developed organization and time management skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to mentor fellow team members.
  • High level of problem solving and decision-making ability.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Research skills.
  • Display passion and motivation.

 

 

 

 PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Experience in sourcing and production.
  • Experience in PLM

 

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