16 Dec 2015

Full-Time Sr Footwear Designer 2 – Altra (3D CAD)

Altra – Posted by joballianceLogan, Utah, United States

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Job Description

Altra Senior Footwear Designer 2

The Senior Footwear Designer will have a current knowledge of design principles, best practices and emerging technologies in running shoes. They will report to the Director of Design and Development. This position will be responsible for developing and executing strategic design language for the brand. The position requires strategic and clear design communication verbally and visually. With the ability to identify and then implement the brands core values through a consistent design language. Experience in the ideation and concept development. They will work with a team of designers and developers to execute designs from concept to commercialization and to market launch. Great graphic design skills will be required to apply the finishing details and technical polish for innovative running shoes. We are looking for a great designer with the right combination of design and the experience to technically execute a running shoe.

Responsibilities:

* Create innovative and technical footwear design concepts.
* Work with Design Management, Development and Marketing to collaborate on Design projects.
* Understanding of fashion trends and the uniqueness of the specialty fitness running category.
* Create accurate cads quickly and efficiently.
* Build and present seasonal product strategies and trend boards.
* Constant interaction with Merchandisers on all aspects of product line plans, briefs, color palette, graphics, and merchandizing strategies.
* Work with developers in US on line schedules and adhere to the product calendar, ensuring development is on track.
* Working with developers to coordinate and develop constructions, processes and selecting materials.
* Knowledge and understanding of competitors, technologies, styling, colors and design trends.
* Innovation through fashion forward new designs and technologies.
* Promote the values of Altra through great design and technical execution.
* Periodic travel to Asia to work with developers and vendors to ensure your designs are executed correctly.

Requirements:

* A Bachelor’s degree in Design or other relevant field.
* Minimum 7+ years of experience with footwear.
* Communication and presentation skills to articulate design vision to management.
* Experience in branding and incorporate marketing concepts in design.
* Strong understanding of Adobe Creative Suite design.
* Great sketching and ideation skills.
* The ability to visually render design concepts.
* Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic creative environment.
* Must manage multiple and competing work priorities, demands, and changes.
* High level of design problem solving and nuanced design detailing.
* Understanding of good running prinicnaps and the needs of a specialty footwear runners.
* Effective communicator and collaborator who is engaged with team leaders in order to produce great work.
* Experience in or with footwear brands.
* Experience in product design or relevant industrial design.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Job Categories: Footwear Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D CAD.

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