Design Manager

at Londre (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted July 10, 2024
Category Design
Job Type Full-time

Description

We’re on the hunt for the very best people and that may be you.

Join our women led team and contribute to something greater: the empowerment of all women, game changing sustainability initiatives and the ability to further grow a community of conscious consumers. Working at Londre means endless opportunity for growth, working with a supportive team and in a fast paced learning environment.

Take a peek below at our current opening, and if it sounds like you please send us:

• Your resume
• A 1 - 2 minute video of yourself outlining why you’d be the perfect candidate and what drew you to Londre
Email: careers@londrebodywear.com - with the subject line (Position Title ex. Web Developer) Application

Londre was founded on inclusivity and diversity and we encourage bipoc applicants to apply.

*Please note these positions are in high demand and we can only select one applicant for each role. If we need further info from you, we will reach out.

Design Manager
The ideal candidate for this role should have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in both the apparel industry and design, with a strong background in people management. They will be responsible for the creation of structure for design and product teams. The ideal candidate is comfortable liaising with factories and vendors, and has experience in swimwear and athleticwear. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, and Word is required, along with a deep understanding of pattern drafting, product development, and Gerber technology. This individual will collaborate with the founders and the product team to drive the design vision, ensuring alignment with the brand's ethos while leading, inspiring, and coaching the design team to carry out the vision from concept to completion. They must excel in presenting concepts and seasonal directions to leadership, while also understanding the impact of decisions on timelines and margins. Attention to detail, market awareness, and a commitment to continual innovation are essential for success in this role.

Where: Vancouver, BC

Time Commitment: Full-Time

• 8-10 Years industry experience and people management
• Ability to give and receive feedback effectively
• Collaborate with founders and product team to lead design vision
• Overseeing day to day operations of the design team
• Working closely with Operations to establish organizational frameworks for the design and product teams.
• Experience communicating with factories and other vendors (both domestic and international)
• Experience with both swimwear, athleticwear and other knit fabrics
• Experience working with and sourcing sustainable materials
• A passion for function and fit, across all sizes from XXS-5X
• Thorough understanding of entire product development process, from concept to completion
• Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, Google suite
• Thorough understanding of pattern drafting, product development and Gerber technology
• Lead, inspire, and coach design team, managing people and processes
• Present team concepts and seasonal direction to leadership
• Understand impact of decisions on timelines and margins
• Combine experience, market knowledge, trend research for innovative designs
• Attention to detail in product and process
• Awareness of SKU performance, lead design meetings and action feedback for continual innovation

Compensation: $48-$58/ Hr, Depending on experience

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