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Design Director Ftw Color & Materials- bu Originals

Land : Deutschland Deutschland

Bundesland : Bayern

Stadt : Herzogenaurach

Berufsfelder : Design

Vertragsform : Festanstellung

Arbeitszeit : Vollzeit

Stellenbeschreibung

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:
- To direct others in designing industry leading executions of Footwear through material, & graphic construction.
- Lead, ideate, & influence in helping contribute toward building the horizontal promoted brand color, material, & graphic direction in collaboration with Creative Direction Function.
- Directly implement & apply for BU specific seasonal execution.
- Partner with Graphic Director of respective BU.
- Direct brand creative direction's seasonal narratives, quarterly themes, and monthly stories for the BU specific needs & BU specific category execution horizontally across color, materials, & graphics.
- Guide, steer, and shepherd this vision across the BU category.
- Help lead and set long term & seasonal trends & insights among the industry, win the creator, and ultimately help contribute to innovating at retail.
CREATIVE DIRECTION
Continuously aware and directs a team(s) on information needed to design a consumer and brand relevant BU collection. Should include all possible sources to gain this information:
- Trade fairs, cultural events, and sporting events, athlete insights
- Trade publications, general interest press, trend services, fashion and sportswear magazines and websites
- Store checks, market visits, and team travel as provided
- Relevant forecast and sell-through numbers from our Marketing counterparts
Is a stakeholder in directing, creating, and leading seasonal and long-term design direction and strategy for the brand horizontally. This also includes respective category allocation within the following topics:
- Footwear and Apparel Color
- Footwear Materials
- Incorporating Graphics/Print Direction
- Footwear and Apparel Silhouettes (Accessories if relevant per BU).
Is a stakeholder in defining, directing, & curating aforementioned design direction by, but not limited to:
- Providing trend forecasting content relevant to our consumer and brand
- Providing advanced conceptual direction and allocation in developing materials with the Creative Direction Color, Material, & Graphic Teams, Product Design, & Development.
- Working with Local and Global counterparts to provide category relative Color, Material, Graphic direction when required cross-location or cross-category alignment is concerned.
- Directs as a Color, Material, & Graphic conduit to Marketing, Product Managers, Designers and in between Key Account and Inline
- Acts as a brand ambassador between all categories looking for opportunities to connect direction, product, and people
- Directs, creates, presents, and applies Creative Direction/BU specific presentations
- Drives content to Concept To Consumer Team to enhance Creative Direction/BU strategy and storytelling
- Provides a curated context, to enable success among the business
Leads top-line range strategy in their categories. This includes but is not limited to:
- Directly shepherd and leads their team in creating holistic category overviews, rollouts, and merchandising strategy for the category
- Communicate content to Footwear, Apparel, and Graphics Teams to align strategy
- Lead and inform horizontal brand moments and category moments by leading products, Color, Material narratives/executions, and tiered rollout plans in partnership with Design, Marketing, and Concept To Consumer
- Eagerly seeks proactive opportunities to amplify emerging trends, lead concepts, and strategic hierarchy to product & business
- Set a cadence across brand and category moments for statement, hype, inline, and commercialized seasonal ranges respectively
- Has transparent knowledge across critical brand and category direction
- Constant incentivizing and advancement of Creative Direction & BU purpose and vision constantly.
Works closely with members of the category's design team. This includes but is not limited to:
- Providing Color & Material content and direction
- Collaboration and critiquing
- Sets a leading example and vision within the team and mentors
- Transfers prior experiences and knowledge to those around them
- Viewed within the team as a Color & Material expert and director
PRODUCT EXECUTION
Directs Footwear/Apparel Color & Material executions for Inline and Key Account ranges with input from Design, Marketing, and Development. This includes but is not limited to:
- Vision and expectations for seasonal prep and research stated above
- Creates product design presentations; both physical and digital
- Directs and leads their team in creating a quality and merchandisable range by having a detail to top-line view of all products
- Assures Senior Leads are enabled to work closely with Development to assist in development process & costing
- Travel to Asia for development trips (not always required)
- Directly leads, shapes, and informs communicating inspiration and storytelling tools to Marketing and Concept To Consumer
Has experienced knowledge and a higher understanding of product. From color, material construction, to production.
Design Director Color & Materials
Bereich: adidas Brand
Indirekte/sekundäre Berichtslinie
Tochtergesellschaft/Land: Deutschland
Anzahl der unterstellten Personen
Kostenstellen-/Budget-/Umsatzverantwortung:
Zweck & Gesamtrelevanz für die Organisation:
- Andere in der Entwicklung branchenführender Hinrichtungen von Schuhwerk und / oder Kleidung, durch Farbe, Material zu leiten
- Leiten, planen, & beeinflussen im Helfen der horizontalen geförderten Brand Farbe, des Materials, & der grafischen Richtung aufzubauen in der Kollaboration mit der Creative Direction Funktion
- Durchführen & Anwenden zu der BU spezifische Saisonausführung.
- Kooperieren mit Graphic Director der jeweiligen BU
- Führen der Saisonberichte der kreativen Richtung, vierteljährliche Themen und Monatsgeschichten für die BU spezifischen Bedürfnisse & BU spezifische Kategorienausführung horizontal über die Farbe & Materialien.
- Führen, lenken und hüten dieser Vision in der gesamten Organisation
- Helfen langfristige und saisonalen Trends innerhalb der Branche zu setzen und zu führen, den Hersteller zu gewinnen, und letztendlich zu Innovationen im Einzelhandel beitragen
Kenntnisse, Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten
- Fähigkeit und der Wunsch, zu leiten und managen anderer, das auch folgendes beinhaltet, aber nicht darauf beschränkt ist:
- Beeinflussen und Führen eines Teams
- Produktives Kritisieren und Mentoring
- Erstellen effizienter, kreativer und positiver Arbeitsumfelder
- Leiten und schaffen eines hohen Standards der konsequenten Arbeitsmoral und optimale, kreative, gemeinschaftliche Umgebung, während Führung und Kreativität auf jeden einzelnen Mitarbeiter angepasst wird
- Starke Kenntnisse der Schuhkonstruktion und -Produktion
- Ein detailliertes Verständnis des Erstellungsprozesses
- Starkes Wissen über Materiallieferanten, Materialproduktion und technisches Material
- Erstellen und erzwingen der Farbe- und Materialkonsolidierung für hervorragende Ziele in der Produktqualität
- Überprüfen aller Farbe von off-Paletten von Fall zu Fall
- Computerkenntnisse
- Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop
- Power-Point / Key Note
- Apple Mac Betriebssystem
- Verständnis der Markengeschichte und der aktuellen Positionierung
- Verständnis der Marktplatzierung (Footwear / Streetwear / Stadt) Geschichte, Verbraucher und aktuelle Positionierung
- Starkes Verständnis und außergewöhnlicher Sinn für Farb- und Materialtrends, Anwendung und Zyklen
- Fähigkeit, Design-Konzepte zu verstehen und konzeptionell zu denken
- Fähigkeit, Designs zu kreieren, die Kategorie Bedürfnisse und Geschäftsmöglichkeiten erfüllen
- Fähigkeit, neue Initiativen und Produkte mit einer frischen, innovativen Perspektive zu entwerfen
- Fähigkeit, in einem schnellen Tempo zu arbeiten und sich an die Arbeitsumgebung anzupassen
- Arbeitet gut in einem Team. Diese Position erfordert Mitarbeiter zu engagieren / Leiten / arbeiten mit vielen Beteiligten, sowie die Verwaltung verschiedener Informationen und Beziehungen
- Fähigkeit und Wunsch, sich, andere und die Marke weiter zu bringen
- Fähigkeit, die Zusammenarbeit mit wichtigen Geschäftspartnern zu beeinflussen und mit diesen zu verhandeln
- Starke Präsentationsfähigkeiten
- Starke Konflikt / Auflösungsfähigkeiten
- Leiten anhand von innovativen Strategien
- Setzen von Veränderungsprozessen
- Setzen von führenden Trends
- Identifizieren von Nachfolgern, um die Creative Direction Vision aufrecht zu erhalten und zu pflegen
Benötigte Ausbildung und Erfahrung / Mindestanforderung:
- Vier Jahre College-oder Universitätsabschluss in Industrie, Grafiken, Bekleidung oder Schuhdesign
- Direkte Arbeitserfahrung im Schuhdesign, Modedesign oder jedes Design-relevanten Umfeld
- Tiefgreifende Kenntnisse von Kunst und Design mit klarem Verständnis der visuellen Gestaltung und jedem Design bezogenem Umfeld
- Sechs Jahre einschlägige Berufserfahrung
- 5-8 Jahre Führungserfahrung
- Entsprechende Kombination von Ausbildung und / oder Erfahrung kann für Abschluss ersetzt werden

Profil

Ability and desire to direct and lead in managing others, which includes but is not limited to:
- Influencing and leading a team
- Productive critiquing and mentoring
- Creating more efficient, creative, and positive working environment
- Directs and creates high standard of consistent work ethic and optimal creative community environment, while still tailoring leadership and creativity to each individual employee
- A strong working knowledge of footwear/apparel (accessories where relevant) construction and production
- A detailed understanding of the creation process
- A strong knowledge of material suppliers, material production, and technical material feasibilities
- Creates and enforces Color & Material consolidation/alignment for product excellence goals
- Approves all off palette Color needs case by case
- Computer Skills
- Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
- Power Point/Key Note
- Apple Mac Operating system
- Understanding of brand history and current positioning
- Understanding of marketplace (Footwear/streetwear/urban) history, consumer, and current positioning
- Has a strong understanding and extraordinary sense of Color, Material trends, application, and cycles
- Ability to understand design concepts and think conceptually
- Ability to create designs that meet category needs and commercial opportunities
- Ability to design for new initiatives and products with a fresh, innovative perspective
- Ability to operate in a fast pace, ever changing work environment
- Works well in a team environment. This position requires employee to engage/lead/collaborate with many stakeholders, as well as manage various information and relationships
- Ability and desire to push themselves, others, and the brand forward
- Ability to influence, negotiate, and collaborate with key business partners
- Strong presentation skills
- Strong conflict/resolution skills
- Leads with innovative strategies
- Applies industry changing processes
- Sets leading trends that timely with culture and our creators/consumers
- Identify successors to help build and cultivate the Creative Direction/BU category vision
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
- Four year college or university degree in industrial, graphics, apparel or footwear design
- Direct experience in footwear/apparel/graphic design, fashion design or any design relevant environment
- Thorough knowledge of art and design with clear understanding of visual design or any design related environment
- Six years relevant work experience
- 5-8 years leadership experience
- Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree
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