Senior Designer - Apparel

United Sports Brands
Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeSpectator Sports,Retail Apparel and Fashion,Sporting Goods Manufacturing

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Responsibilities of this role include all product design for Nathan Apparel, support of all product Design/Development for all projects assigned to USB brands with the focus on Nathan Sports running essentials and softgoods. The position will require simultaneously managing a broad range of design projects associated with strategic plans, conceptual exploration and innovation opportunities. Work will include designing new products, color and raw material selection and collaboration with tech-pack process. Also responsible for product graphics and all trims associated with product specs with factories. The ability to work effectively with the Product Development team to complete work within schedule requirements will be critical to succeeding in this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Product Design/ Development

  • Monitor design/material/manufacturing trends, competitive brands, and new products
  • Support strategic plan with innovative product design & development initiatives
  • Work with design team to initiate product design concept recommendations in building product. Manage and maintain product development timelines.
  • Respond objectively and timely with required design revisions / options
  • Interact and communicate product design progress of external support resources
  • Communicate design progress with development team throughout design process
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, anticipate workload demands, communicate project status appropriately, and maintain a high level of operational transparency and accountability
  • Prepare tech-packs for factory first sample and revision modification requirements
  • Review factory prototypes with technical design to ensure consistency of fit samples, participating in fitting & communicating fit comments to oversees factories ensuring design standard are met.
  • Manage needs of multiple simultaneous product design projects
  • Graphic design for products.

Cross-Functional Teams:

  • Participate on various cross-functional teams as required to execute responsibilities
  • Assist with innovation/new product exploration and new product design strategies
  • Support Product Manager and Development Team with product spec information

Product Packaging (in cooperation with Marketing Team):

  • Support package development requirements and revisions as required
  • Monitor competitor packaging / market trends and the current production packaging
  • Assist with required response to packaging issues & solutions

Athlete Product Testing:

  • Support PD department with testing requirements of all products in development

Other duties as assigned.

POSITION SPECIFICS:

  • This is a full-time (Hybrid) position.
  • This position is based out of the Fountain Valley, CA office or Louisville CO office.
  • This position is expected to travel approximately 20%

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not have any leadership requirements and/or responsibilities.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-6 years of Product design & development of sports performance and running products with experience working with product managers and manufacturers (domestic/international)
  • Preferred degree in apparel and industrial design.
  • Preferred graphic design skills.
  • Ability to produce tech-pack
  • Design and development experience with both hardgoods and softgoods
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator required
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
  • Excellent creative skills associated with innovative product design Proficient using MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to succeed within a team-driven business environment
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic, reliability, teamwork, and flexibility
  • Ability to manage multi-task requirements on a daily basis
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be available for a flexible schedule of domestic and international travel (about 20%)
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • PLUS IF YOU ARE A RUNNER!!

Physical Demands:

Candidate must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with ability to: sit/; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

United Sports Brands is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

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