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Women's Denim Designer Director- Jeans Innovation Center, UNIQLO

Company: UNIQLO USA LLC
Location: Gardena
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:Design and develop the women's denim line under direction of CEO and COO as a denim design director. The duties listed portray in general terms the type and level of work performed and are not intended to be all inclusive, nor the duties of any one incumbent.
Responsibilities: - Create from concept to finish all denim development, including sketching from hand and computer software to creating specs for new developments and coordinate execution with fabric and wash and product development teams. - Work with Designer, Product Development, and Wash teams to follow developments all the way through production stage to ensure original design intent and maintain integrity of fit and finish according to brand integrity and company standards. - Collaborate with Director of Merchandising to collectively make design and product decisions for seasonal collection strategy for the brand. - Attend and participate in denim fit development with patternmakers and tech design. - Partner with fabric and wash team to source new textile fabrications and develop new washes that can integrate with design and development concepts. Attend mill fabric presentations. - Work with Product Development partners and graphic design to source and develop all hardware and trim and seasonal print development. - Assess and evaluate brand appropriate trends, incorporate into design concepts with COO. - Attend, participate and contribute in all meetings as required and needed. - Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. - Establish and maintain professional relationships and demeanor at all times. Treat coworkers and members of management with courtesy and respect at all times. - Other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required Skills and Education: Ten years and more experience as denim design director in luxury brands (especially denim brands). Verbal and written communication skills in English is required.
Other Requirements/Skills:Strong communication skills, timely follow through of key initiatives, time management, project management, good background in retail environment, budget and fiscal responsibility. Flexibility and communication is key in our fast paced work environment. Overnight travel may be required with transportation by plane, and use of rental car. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; is regularly required to talk or hear; and occasionally walk, stand or otherwise move self in a reasonable way position to perform the essential duty. The employee must occasionally be able to safely and independently lift, carry or otherwise move or position up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee comes in contact on occasion with a sharp object. The employee is required to have the ability to identify and distinguish colors. The in-office working hours are between 8:30 am to 5:30pm.

Jeans Innovation Center values the individual talent that comprises this company and is committed to equal opportunities for each employee's advancement. Our company believes in and supports policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: UNIQLO USA LLC, Gardena , Women's Denim Designer Director- Jeans Innovation Center, UNIQLO, Executive , Gardena, California

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