VF Corporation Timberland - Associate Designer (Value) in Stratham, New Hampshire

Job Description

Position Summary:

Assist the Design team in creating innovative and unique product that meets the needs of the Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Global Value Channel consumer and embodies the Brand Purpose and Creative Vision. The Associate Designer will be responsible for applying seasonal creative direction, new concept ideation, upper pattern design, materializations, technical packages, color rotations and meeting key calendar deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and create footwear concepts on existing collections through pattern, color and material application. 20% of time involved and relative importance 5 - Very High

  • Research, gather and present trend inspiration to support concepts created that are relevant to key accounts, target consumers and specific global regions. 20% of time involved and relative importance 4 - High

  • Create and apply new print and graphic solutions to footwear concepts. 10% of time involved and relative importance 3 - Medium

  • Present project concepts, trends and inspirational stories in internal reviews. 10% of time involved and relative importance 4 - High

  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) to visualize and present accurate artwork and photo realistic concepts. Provide and communicate detailed tech information for each project solution. 20% of time involved and relative importance 5 - Very High

  • Collaborate with Design, Product Management, and Footwear Development teams to execute project direction, product process, cost targets and deliverables. 10% of time involved and relative importance 4 - High

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects using time management skills and organization to keep work on track to meet delivery date requirements. 10% of time involved and relative importance 4 - High

Job Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related professional experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Art or a related field or Associates of Art degree from an accredited art school with experience in a design environment

  • Proficient with Illustrator and Photoshop preferably in Mac environment. 3D Modeling and rendering experience or potential to learn. Other basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Products.

  • Experience with leather, textiles, graphic, color, footwear or apparel.

  • Strong communication skills, and ability to communicate concepts with digital renderings. Ability to contribute and generate ideas with Designers.

  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills. Strong ability to set priorities and manage deadlines.

  • Highly organized, with a critical eye for detail.

  • Ability to work and build relationships with cross-functional teams.

  • Domestic travel 5%-10% of the time

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.