Senior Designer - Hush Puppies

Wolverine Worldwide
Rockford, IL, USA
Posted 17 hours ago
Full time

Summary

Founded in 1958, Hush Puppies recognized the need for comfortable shoes – for the workweek and the weekend.   The brand was expanded internationally in 1959 and we now operate in more than 120 countries around the world with over 650 stores.  Our basset hound, the Hush Puppies dog, has a become a globally recognized icon, and we are proud to make shoes that are extremely comfortable, but also stylish and colorful.  Our brand purpose is focused on inspiring our consumers to live life on the bright side and we work to infuse optimism into all that our brand touches – whether it be our footwear/apparel, our team culture, or the stories that we tell.  We believe that by encouraging positivity, we can help shape a better and brighter world.


The Sr. Designer will design, conceptualize and provide ideation sketches/2D CADs, material specifications against seasonal milestones.  They will take into consideration market trends and creative vision while following product development timeline goals.

Job Description

  • Manages a team of designers and contract designers.
  • Create footwear designs appropriate for the target consumer and developed within the project timelines according to project briefs.
  • Research marketing and fashion trends. Collaborate with product leadership on seasonal direction and colors.
  • Partner with product management, product development and marketing to collaborate on design projects and maximize effectiveness.
  • Partner with materials team to assess and evaluate seasonal material needs.
  • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent experience required.
  • 7+ years of footwear design experience required.
  • Proven leadership skills with at least 2 years’ experience in leading or influencing others.
  • Advanced knowledge of product design and development process including experience in materials and fabrics.
  • Have a strong understanding of shoe construction, process and costing as well as able to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Solid presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships.
  • Excellent computer skills – Proficient in Adobe Illustrator & Photshop + Microsoft Office suite, Indesign + Powerpoint experience a plus.

WWW PERKS

  • Internal mobility across WWW Brands (including Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, Wolverine)
  • Cross-brand discounts
  • Exclusive Employee Sales
  • 401k Match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Gym Discounts
  • Summer Fridays

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

Wolverine Worldwide has a flexible, hybrid work schedule, with three days in office and two days remote.

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

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