The Design Manager will lead Calvin Klein Jeans capsule products, special programs and mainline development. The Design Manager will supervise a team of 5 designers to create brand right products for Asia, based on Global design direction, also input from Merchandising team.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB :
Lead Calvin Klein Jeans capsule products, special programs and mainline development
Supervise a team of 5 designers with woven, knit, sweater and graphic development
Provide Insight and partner with Design Director in setting seasonal design objectives for capsules and special programs
Manage full process from concept to final product for Capsule and Special programs
Research competitors and trends within apparel, lifestyle and other relevant industries. Work closely with design director to help translating seasonal concepts to product lines for Mainline.
Initiate design and product ideas in executing inspiration and mood boards for internal and external presentations.
Develop collections and products (this includes illustrations, technical drawings, 3D sketch, mood, color, digital foamboard, etc.
for presentation, review and approvals.
Create design tech packages
Attend fit and prototype review sessions; make revisions to artwork and technical call outs on tech packages.
Skilful in technical / CAD sketching, Illustrator, 3D sketch and Photoshop support for departmental projects.
Participate in product development / sourcing in all issues regarding the realization of products form concept to samples.
Supports loading of sketches and tech packs into the internal database.
Participle and partner with sourcing and development counterparts in ensuring product creation meets designs, quality and price expectations
Communicate and work closely in a team atmosphere.
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS :
Internal : Merchandising; Design team members; Global Supply Chain partners
External : Factories; Material suppliers
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Direct : Capsule designer, Senior Men’s Designer and Senior Graphic Designer
Indirect : n / a
CREATIVITY : Must possess high degree of fashion aesthetic; interest in trends, lifestyles, competitors and media. Supports introduction of new ideas.
Can work within the creative process effectively, and support bring ideas to realization.
TEAMWORK : Builds good working relationships; collaborates toward deadlines and deliverables. Able to communicate effectively across the team and organization;
effectively works at long distances.
ORGANIZING : Works according to defined schedules and deadlines; takes direction well and able to work with high accountability;
manages own work and tracks progress. Seeks out resources to get things done; able to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.
ENVIRONMENT : Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented setting; interface with Global Design and Supply Chain.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE :
Experience : 12+ years design experience
Education : Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
Strong fashion aesthetic and creativity
Knowledge of technical design, fabrics and other materials
Good interpersonal and communication abilities
Knowledge of design-related applications and software (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D Sketch) a must, plus office softwares (e.g. Powerpoint, Excel )
Proficient in English, both spoken and written