Senior Accessories & Socks Designer - Year Contract

Posted Date: Jan- 2-2019

Job ID: 12892

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Product Design/Development

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters

What's cool about this job

The Senior Socks and Accessories Designer is responsible for managing his/her product category along with all phases of the product development process. This includes product design, product and trend presentation, market research, color/fabric/trim/graphic/pattern development. He/She must be able to create world-class products that meet sales expectations and pricing expectations. This position is a designer of product and concept and needs to be a self-motivated team player who is forward thinking, conceptual, adaptive and original in approach. He/She must to be a user of the product to fully advance the category and understand the technical needs of the garment. 

The Senior Socks and Accessories Designer is also a leader of the people and process and requires management skills. He/She must be well respected by his/her team and peers and must be able to represent the design perspective consistently and professionally, communicating to both management and peers. At times, they will be required to lead tasks, inform and direct the product team. 

The Senior Socks and Accessories Designer needs to be team oriented and be able to build functional relationships within his/her category team, including the Product Line Manager, Developer, and Sourcing Manager. This person will also need to work closely with other Designers, Product Managers, Materials Developers, Contract Services, QA and external vendors. Other relationships include the Gear & Apparel Leadership Team and Directors.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field
  • 5-8 years design experience with 2+ focused on accessories or socks
  • Experience with modern manufacturing techniques
  • Ability to lead creative design process 
  • Ability to lead and manage people
  • Consistently professional at all times
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Clear and effective communication and presentation skills
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Self Motivated
  • Can manage time wisely to meet deadlines
  • Team oriented
  • Understanding of overseas working relationships

Why you'll love it here

We are a team of creative, passionate people who love the outdoors. We bring our love of the outdoors into our daily work to create amazing products and brand experiences exclusively for REI’s customers.

We’re passionate about delivering compelling, meaningful products in the market. Whether it’s heading out for a weekend of backpacking, a long bike ride or just a walk in the rain. We are guided by our values of authenticity, quality, services, respect, integrity and balance. By joining the REI Private Brands team, you have the opportunity to make a difference, be challenged to create excellence and enrich our creative community.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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