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Caleres, Inc. Director, Design in New York, New York


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 team as a Director, Design. In this role, you will lead the direction, design and development for multiple lines that supports the brands essence, ensuring brand differentiation and business strategies through innovation, creative leadership, and a strong understanding of brand positioning.

As a Director, Design you will:
\* Promote innovation to achieve commercial goals and provide product direction to design teams
\* Create and detail product lines marrying trend, brand, and merchandising requirements for each season; working with our customers and partners helping to create the vision for their brands
\* Maintain knowledge of current and future trends through consistent travel to shows and major markets
\* Define and set trends while effectively sharing findings with designers and product teams
\* Collaborate with sales and costing partners to develop and execute test programs that measure performance
\* Provide supervision and work direction for team through coaching and performance management
\* Present designs, concepts to customer/partners.
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

We seek people with these qualifications:
\* Bachelor's degree in related field
\* 7+ years of design experience in footwear industry preferred
\* Experience leading trend and design research required
\* Excellent communication (oral & written) skills
\* SAP/AFS system knowledge 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.