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Director Of Design Dockers Tops

San Francisco, CA, USA | Levi Strauss

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Design / Graphic Design
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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We believe that clothes — and how you make them — can make a difference.

Since 1853, we’ve been passionate about innovation to meet people’s needs. We invented the first blue jean. And we reinvented khaki pants. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines for our manufacturing partners. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do.

A company doesn’t last 160 years by standing still. It endures by reinventing itself, striving to delight its consumers, winning in the marketplace, and by remaining true to its values. We employ more than 17,000 people around the world – supporting great brands, including Levi’s®, Dockers® and Denizen®. Our employees are committed to progress, authenticity and collaboration.

About the Job

We're looking for a Director of Design who will bring progress and creativity to our Dockers® Design team, focusing on the men's tops category, our fastest growing commodity, which includes knits, woven's, sweaters and partnership / direction for licensed outerwear. We are looking for someone who has the desire to bring our fashion to the future while maintaining the integrity of our brand’s past.

Reports to the Senior Director of Design for Dockers Brand

Develop seasonal design platforms and concepts

Identify consumer product opportunities through market and trend research

Create material, fabric, silhouette, and trim developments

Develop yarn dye and printed patterns and solid colors

Design products that accomplish goals for the seasonal calendar, assortment plan and source location requirements

Partner with fit developer to develop fit blocks and participate in fit reviews

Sustain partnerships with Merchandising and Product Development to ensure products are engineered to profit and quality/aesthetic goals

Manage multiple lower level designers

Travel seasonally for trend and concept

Travel seasonally to work with Product Development and Factory partner teams on initial product designs

About You

Bachelor’s degree in Design, however a combination of college education and related work experience may be used as a substitute

Minimum 10 years of experience as a designer, at least 5 years as a people manager, responsible and accountable for all facets of design and development.

Expert knowledge of apparel history, construction and a point of view with the ability to filter through a brand lens

Expertise in creating commercially viable and profitable product designs

Working knowledge of construction, textiles, hardware and processes

Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, applications including Word and Outlook.

An energetic, positive, helpful demeanor and a passion and interest in LS&Co.

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

Product discount of 40% off regular-price merchandise

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