VF Corporation sr designer in Hong Kong
Vans Apparel Design via ownership over a segment of the design process with a focus on product, to include conceptual direction, trends, fabrications, styling, trims, technical renderings/spec sheets while adhering to design/development calendar. Designs and develops styles for specific classifications and genders from initial concepts through pre-production to achieve accurate delivery while establishing superior fits and construction.
Research and shop the market extensively throughout the seasons ensuring art direction is on par with trends.Complete bimonthly trend and shop reports. Responsible to participate in the visual content of trend and concept presentations. Responsible for the creation of color palette for internal and external use. Responsible for market sample organization. Prepares tech packs and art using expertise in wash and technique research and execution. Responsible for fittings from 1st proto to Salesman Samples (SMS). Responsible for meeting calendar deadlines within the creative process. Responsible for updating and organizing cad sheets for the category. Support the design needs for all departments including SMU, marketing, events, and Apparel and Accessory categories.
Proficient in computer design programs, (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) Knowledge of fit, fabric and color. Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills Ability to lead, coach and develop staff to improve performance and achieve professional goals Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees and others with whom the company conducts business Ability to read, analyze and interpret policies, procedures and other business practices, guidelines and documents
Key Performance Indicators / Measurables
Fabric / Fit / Finish development & efficiency Meets Target FOB & Margin requirements Adheres to Design & Development Calendar management for on-time SMS delivery Line Size & Range Efficiency (Drop Rates) Brand image tracking & market share reports Category growth Sell through target / Sell in target
Experience Requirements1. 5-8 years design experience2. Degree in related field3. Pattern rendering experience is a plus4. Multimedia experience is a plus
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
VF Diversity Vision Statement
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.