25 Sep 2017

Full-Time Product Designer – The Michaels Companies, Inc. (3D CAD)

The Michaels Companies, Inc. – Posted by joballianceIrving, Texas, United States

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Job Description

Product Designer – (M.17.62)

The Michaels Companies, Inc., is North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, with more than 1,340 stores in the United States and Canada. Our store team, distribution and manufacturing center team, and support center team work together to help our customers bring their creativity to life. We offer career growth, benefits packages, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, and more. Michaels Team Members also enjoy a wide variety of ways to save including discounts at our stores, select fitness and childcare centers, restaurants, hotels, and more.

The Michaels support center is located in Irving, Texas. We call our corporate office a “support center” because everything we do there helps to support the retail stores. It’s a creative, challenging and collaborative place to grow your career.

Basic Function: This Designer will be a member of our Product Design Team and will bring creativity, unique, trend right product design to Michaels exclusive brand lines. The Designer will report directly to a Manager of Design. This Designer will play a key role within our Integrated Product Development team. Candidate will collaborate with the Manager of Design, Product Manager,, Director of Product Development and Category Director (Sr. Buyer) for their assigned category(s).

What will you be doing?

• The Product Designer contributes to the Michaels’ value proposition by supporting merchandise initiatives through collaboration with our internal partners in Merchandising, Private Brand and Global Sourcing as well as our vendor community.
• Product Designer builds relationships and drives communication to ensure product design requirements are developed, communicated, and implemented.
• The Product Designer will be responsible for interpreting trend forecast provided by the Trend Committee and translating it into product design in their assigned categories. He or she will also create story boards and presentations in partnership with their Product Development and Global Sourcing team members.
• The Product Designer will work with the Manager of Design, Product Manager, Director of Product Development and Global Sourcing, and the Category Director to determine product specifications for concepts.
• The Product Designer will focus on coordinating and leveraging the efforts of the internal design capabilities of our vendor partners with a focus on speed to market and driving a cohesive product statement at store level
• The Product Designer will help the Manager of Design and the Vice President of Product Development to execute relevant design strategies by incorporating consumer insights, drive value engineering and improve products both in form and function with a sharp focus on achieving financial objectives.

Educational Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree is preferred. BFA / MFA a plus.
• Minimum 2-5 years of product design and/or illustration experience with a major retailer, brand or design firm.
• Ability to design concepts that are consumer focused to meet the needs of our Michaels Customer.
• Design experience in developing icons, prints, repeat patterns & graphics is required.
• Solid hand sketch/illustration skills and must be able to visualize concepts and easily communicate them as part of a cohesive merchandise assortment.
• Possess a high degree of proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Have a thorough working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Programs.
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must have time management and organizational skills.
• Experience in working with overseas manufacturers and vendors to develop innovative products lines preferred.
• The ability to travel over 15% globally will be required in this role.

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://michaels.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/17097

Job Categories: Product Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D CAD. Job expires in 2 days.

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