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Director of Design - Apparel

Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

--At Black Diamond Equipment we are driven by a passion to relentlessly design, engineer, and build the world's best climbing, skiing, and mountain equipment. We're a company that's not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Our passion, dedication, and diligence are what drive our incredible team to relentlessly design, engineer and build the world's best climbing, skiing and mountain equipment. Bound by our passion for climbing, skiing, and mountain adventure since our humble beginning in 1957, our team's limitless energy and hands-on involvement continue to create a promising future for all outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. --At BD, benefits begin on the first of the month following your date of hire with a generous portion of medical and dental paid for by BD. You also will get employer-paid life insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, as well as other wellness benefits, 401k, vacation, and wellness time off, paid parent time, paid volunteer days, and company-paid holidays. If that isn't enough, we are also a pet-friendly workplace with a casual dress code! If your passions are also in the outdoors, then you will also enjoy employee discounts on BD gear and apparel. Requirements About you:-- As the Director of Design: Apparel you are a creative leader for the Apparel initiative working to position Black Diamond as a global leader in technical outerwear and sportswear for climbers, skiers/snowboarders, and mountain athletes.-- Your mission will be to challenge convention and push the limits of clothing design in pursuit of breakthrough products that serves the needs of the global community of users that make up the Black Diamond brand.-- As the Director of Design: Apparel you will manage the apparel designers, design contractors, and assistant designers and is directly responsible and accountable for all apparel design at Black Diamond.-- You will report to the Director of Apparel to make sure products meet Black Diamond's strategic goals. You will collaborate with key partners to ensure products meet the needs of users and anticipates the movements of the market.-- You will be responsible for establishing and achieving schedules, as well as budgeting activities associated with the design process. You will be responsible for the timely release of cost-effective, consistently producible product designs to the Apparel Development group and are charged with continuous improvement of Product Design and Development process. As the Director it will be your responsibility to coordinate global product review activities and field testing consistent with the established Black Diamond design process and timeline.

You have 10+ years of product development and management of product design process. Including personal success in product design as well as positive leadership of a skilled design team. It is essential you demonstrate the initiative and collegiality needed to work with diverse groups and personalities while creating new products in an intense environment. You are driven by your intimate knowledge of rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering.-- Software: Command of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel and Word are required. 3D design is relevant. Visual Acuity requirements: Close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. We will count on you to authorize and be responsible for continuously improving upon and performing all duties according to BD Inc's Quality, Safety, and Employee Policies and procedures including: --

  • Ensure the design group is in alignment with Black Diamond's strategic goals, vision and brand--
  • Work relentlessly to position Black Diamond at the leading edge of product design, quality and performance in the global apparel space
  • Provide creative leadership and long-term brand level vision for the Apparel Category - working in close collaboration with design leaders in the Black Diamond Equipment group
  • Lead, manage and mentor Apparel Product Design staff in all aspects of product design
  • Perform general administration of the Product Design Staff including conducting performance and wage reviews, mentoring, and training/professional development activities
  • Coordinate and manage design resources (internal and external) in order to integrate market needs defined by Apparel Director and Product Managers--
  • Work alongside color coordinator to ensure color palette and application working closely with colleagues in the Black Diamond Equipment group to ensure an integrated and compelling brand level seasonal color story
  • Lead, manage, and coordinate Black Diamond apparel fit standards working closely with colleagues in development, product management, external design resources and factory partners to ensure brand accretive fit direction and consistency--
  • Coordinate with Sourcing and Director of Development to evolve multi-season product Design and Development calendars and assure timelines and stage gates are met
  • Work with the Director of Apparel, Sourcing and Director of Development to appropriately assign design resources to new design projects--
  • Analyze resources needed for new and on-going product design issues; report to, advise & update Director of Apparel accordingly
  • Communicate product design development decisions in seasonal reviews made to Director of Apparel and BD managers
  • Create, adhere to and track annual budget for design staff and resources
  • Collaborate closely and regularly with Director of Apparel to communicate the progress of each product during the seasonal development
  • Assist in field evaluation and product testing of new products both with athletes and in house product testers
  • Schedule concept/design/development reviews according to the Black Diamond Calendar
  • Make sure the design group is appropriately staffed and work with Director of Apparel to hire new designers as needed
  • Work with all counterparts throughout Black Diamond globally (particularly Directory of Apparel, Apparel Product Managers, Category Directors, Director of Sourcing and Development, Director of Supply Chain Management, Director of Quality Assurance) to make sure inter- and intra-departmental communication and collaboration is effective This position is based in Salt Lake City, UT at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and may require a total travel time away from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA of up to 20 percent (20%) of the work year up to 55 days per year. If this sounds like a role you would thrive in, we want to meet you!-- Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex; including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Black Diamond Equipment HR representative.

Keywords: TC Industries Of Canada Company, Salt Lake City , Director of Design - Apparel, Executive , Salt Lake City, Utah

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