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Caleres, Inc. Associate Designer, Footwear - Sam Edelman in New York, New York

Overview

We are Caleres, a global footwear company with brands that fit people's lives. We are ferocious about fit and living our mission of inspiring people to feel great...feet first! We seek people who share our values and our ferocity for fit. People passionate about their work. People who hold themselves and others accountable. People who think a multibillion-dollar company should be as creative as a start-up. People driven by an insatiable curiosity. People who care about being the best, among the best.
People who believe remarkable things are possible and will not stop striving for them.
We are seeking someone to join our Sam Edelman team as an Associate Designer, Footwear. In this role, you will assist design and development of the Sam Edelman, Circus and Sam & Libby lines supporting the brand essence through refined hand-sketching ability, strong understanding of each unique brand position, and innovative and creative input.
Responsibilities

As an Associate Designer, Footwear, you will:
Maintain knowledge of current and future trends by partnering with the Sam Edelman brand's product development and design teams and by shopping major markets domestically
Work with the design team to create and detail the product line through hand-sketching as well as CAD renderings, marrying trend, brand, and merchandising requirements for that season
Partner with footwear design team to choose colors for each season
Work closely with sales to understand customer needs and business models to design the line for them
Work closely with marketing and development teams to maintain a cohesive brand story for the line
Partner with innovation teams to upgrade and elevate the product offerings
Maintain a thorough understanding of the brand character to design footwear that drives a successful brand
Benefits you'll enjoy:
Full health benefits (medical, vision and dental)
Benefits start day one
30% shoe discount for all our brands
Relaxed dress code
Qualifications

We seek people with these qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising, design, or related field preferred or equivalent related work experience
2+ years' experience designing product in footwear, fashion, or related industry
Strong hand sketching (to scale, three-quarter view, and thumbnail) required
Proficient in Microsoft Office required (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator/ InDesign preferred
CAD design preferred
We care deeply about our associates and are committed to ensuring a safe & healthy work environment. Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Caleres, Inc. Of course, we do make exceptions for qualified approved medical or religious reasons.
Caleres is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. We believe our company should be as diverse as the consumers we serve. We seek and engage talented individuals from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, lifestyles, and belief systems.
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