Footwear Designer

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
Posted 11 days ago
Full timeRetail
Company Description

Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.

With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 180 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,450 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.


The Footwear Designer will integrate their thorough understanding of Fashion Trends, Market Conditions, Consumer Expectations, Technologies, and the Manufacturing Process with their design excellence to develop the next generations of SKECHERS USA footwear products within the junior, casual, and fashion athletics lines.

You will influence the respective categories and cultural events knowledge and experience relating to how the current and upcoming Fashion Trends might influence the consumers’ buying decisions, covering a vast demographic and multi-cultural area.

In addition, you'll use your knowledge in respect to Design, Development and Market Relevance to collaborate with Marketing and Sales personnel on projects to maximize effectiveness and salability.

Essential Job Results-
  • Create innovative and affordable footwear design concepts.
  • Work with Design Management, Development and Marketing personnel to collaborate on Design projects to maximize effectiveness and build product to target cost.
  • Understanding of fashion trends and directions through travel, shop the markets, Tradeshows and researching the competition.
  • Create accurate CADS quickly and efficiently.
  • Build and present seasonal product strategies and trend boards.
  • Constant interaction with Merchandisers on all aspects of product line plans, briefs, color palette, pricing, themes, graphics, and strategies.
  • Work with developers in US and Asia online schedules and adhere to the product calendar, ensuring development projects are on track.
  • Working with developers / materials team to coordinate and develop new materials, constructions, processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for getting prototypes and samples executed to reflect the concept and design you created.
  • Knowledge and understanding of competitors top sellers, technologies, styling, colors, strategies and pricing.
  • Innovation through fashion forward new designs and technologies
  • Protect and enhance SKECHERS “DNA”.
  • Periodic travel to Asia to follow-up on development projects.
Additional Responsibilities-
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities-
  • No
  • Ability to sketch shoes accurately and proportionately & provide detailed specifications.
  • Must understand the footwear production process at the factory level.
  • Must have advanced skills in Photoshop / Illustrator and 3-D design programs.
  • Must have great communication/presentation skills and work well with others.
Education And Experience-
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Footwear Design, Fashion Design, or Graphic Design (OR) 4-6 years related work experience.
  • Should have a minimum of 4-6 years of progressive, shoe designing experience and knowledge of shoe constructions and materials.

Additional information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.

Please include your portfolio with your application.

Additional Information


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Pay range for this position is $70,000-$160,000 per hour.

  • Paid Parental Leave: including time for fathers and adopting parents.
  • Short term & long term disability and life insurance at no cost to the employee.
  • Extensive medical, dental, and vision plans with multiple carries, including EPO, HPN and PPO plans.
  • Competitive 401k plan and employer matching.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) offerings.
  • Paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.
  • Pet Insurance available.
  • Onsite wellness programs at company headquarters including fitness classes, acupuncture, and chiropractor.
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Employee product discount of 50%; employee sample sales and family and friends discount throughout the year.
  • Skechers Company Culture and growth strategy is deeply infused with internal career growth and opportunities for learning.

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