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Design Director

Role: Design Director – Women’s Footwear
Brand: Converse
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Summary: Create and execute the creative vision for the category through product in a way that supports a premium product consumer experience using the Converse Brand, Design Ethos and Guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Create the short and long-term design vision and strategies for a product business category with a focus on product craft.
  • Manage and set team and individual goals that align with department and function goals.
  • Coach staff: creates opportunities for staff development, make hiring decisions, and drive performance management, recognition and rewards.
  • Develop your team structure that facilitates and maximizes individual and team performance.
  • Develop strong consumer-oriented points of view and lead the design team in executing the vision in seasonal product launches.
  • Oversee execution of all product details including: construction detail, color, form, style, detail, fit performance, graphic application, trim, etc.
  • Maintain healthy cross-functional relationships and build matrix relationships with business partners outside of immediate team.
  • Demonstrate curiosity and proactively enhance business acumen.