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Design Director Footwear - Yeezy Cody

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Create industry leading advanced design solutions that provide seasonal design direction. Lead and establish team and direction of designs provided by the Senior Design Director. Maintain and nurture the design, material and color direction with the Design team, Development, Marketing and the consumer.  Influence wider horizontal design teams developing seasonal Brand initiatives across key categories based on direction given by Senior Design Director.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Key Responsibilities:

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Develop the seasonal Direction of the Design according to market trends as well as overall Design Direction and ensure consistency though products and ranges
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Be at a global forefront of design trends and innovation as well as their application
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Steer and drive the conceptualization process
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Manage a team towards objectives and implement process changes
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Steer and coach team members and their creative processes and drive development of direct reports.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Inspire and motivate teams to pursue cutting edge ideas that are innovative and original in the market, by researching functional criteria for product and product concepts and outlining area of innovation
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Work closely with category and Future design to drive seamless collaboration.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ensure the correct execution of Corporate Identity guidelines and against legal restrictions within the category.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Verbally present strategies with clarity and expertise.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Disseminate Design Strategy into design team and x-functional teams
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Create professional level presentations of ideas; from loose sketch to detailed renderings to Digital Presentation
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ensure efficient processes and communication between external and internal teams

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Profound knowledge of fashion product and fashion design/industrial product or industrial design
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Innovative and collaborative leader and coach
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Excellent communication skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Strong influencing skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">High level of initiative & maturity
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to inspire, think creatively and strategically as well as to act tactically
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Problem solving attitude & can-do personality
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Fluent in English (spoken and written)

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bachelor degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in a relevant Design subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimum of 8 years practical experience in a relevant area
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimum of 3 years of management including team leadership

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Design Director Footwear - Yeezy Cody

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cody
TEAM:  Design
State: 
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  205584
Date:  Sep 29, 2020