Sr Apparel Designer

New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeArts and Entertainment27-1024.00: Graphic Designers

Sr Apparel Designer  
Location: NEW YORK    
Career Band: Professional  
Job Function: Apparel  

At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?
Located in Tribeca, our New York City creative studio is developing apparel with an in-house atelier. We are looking for individuals with experience, a strong aesthetic, and an interest in motor-culture. Join our team as a Sr Apparel Designer .

Job Summary

The Senior Apparel Designer is accountable for leading the design and development for new product within the assigned category of General Merchandise. Initiates and manages the design, artwork creation, comp sheets, and research for specific categories on a tactical basis that supports creative direction while upholding brand integrity. Leads collaboration with category teams to ensure product concepts are on track and appropriate for category line plan to ensure the achievement of performance goals within the development line. Recommends solutions to continuously improve processes and workflow to increase productivity. Researches motorcycle market and apparel market to ensure up-to-date and brand appropriate designs are reflected in the line.

Job Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates in depth conceptual and practical knowledge in design, artwork, creation, comp sheets, and research, and basic knowledge of related areas such as design and merchandising
  • Impacts design, collection cohesiveness, and strategy within apparel design, merchandising, and product development
  • Solves complex problems involving category strategies, brand guidelines, and creative direction, and enacts a new perspective on existing solutions. Works independently and receives minimal guidance
  • Acts as a resource for apparel design team members with less experience. Responsible for ongoing activities, objectives, and may lead projects or steps within a broader project
  • Communicates difficult or sensitive information and builds relationships with design, merchandising, and product development
Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree PreferredExperience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Ability to apply knowledge of best practices in prototype/technical apparel design process, flat sketches, trends, and specs for fitting, and how their own area integrates with others to drive results
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within and/or lead a group or team providing guidance to members
  • Travel required up to 10%

Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.
We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Direct Reports: No   
Travel Required: 0 - 10%   
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No   
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship   
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 


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