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VP, Design & Creative Director, Eddie Bauer

Lead the Design vision for all Eddie Bauer products. Provide seasonal direction for product concepts with the goal of executing a creative and authentic product driven collection in line with Eddie Bauer business objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Provide clear seasonal direction to Design team to grow Eddie Bauer as an authentic, outdoor lifestyle brand.
  • Work closely with leaders in Product and Design on seasonal direction, product deliverables and strategic integration of Sportswear and Outerwear/Gear.
  • Contribute “big ideas” to strategically enhance the brand while keeping in line with company direction and objectives.
  • Lead Seasonal Brand Concept planning and execution.
  • Ensure products are designed to uphold quality and authenticity of Eddie Bauer brand.
  • Develop and present opportunities to aggressively grow the key departments.
  • Deliver continual flow of market trend, innovation and competitive insight, assuring Eddie Bauer is in the forefront of new innovations, technologies and industry directions.
  • Build effective internal and external partnerships to actively promote cross-functional collaboration to insure business goals are achieved.
  • Inspire and lead the design process in others to help achieve results that support brand and business initiatives.
  • Manage teams to meet all calendar deadlines in development cycle.
  • Drive creation of product lines that meet company expectations for sales, profitability, product reviews.
  • Assure that Eddie Bauer product line is unique, brand right, and speaks to the company ethos of the outdoors
Leadership Expectations:
  • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
  • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Serve as an Eddie Bauer advocate in the industry and marketplace.
  • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
  • As an officer, serve as a leader of company culture, norms, and conduct.
  • Ability to balance a strong management presence with a high level of approachability, encouraging and eliciting associate feedback and interaction.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with peers, especially in Marketing, Merchandising, Visual, PD, Sourcing and other leaders that collectively deliver EB product to our customers.

Qualifications

Education/Experience Required:
  • Apparel design degree.
  • 12-15 years successful design experience; with 5 years experience in lead Design role (director, VP or comparable position).
  • 7+ years experience effectively leading a team

Contact: Apply on the site.

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