Peloton Interactive, Inc. Director of Apparel Development & Design in New York, New York
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are in search of a Director of Apparel Development & Design to join our team. In this role you will be responsible to lead creative strategy, concept and product creation for Peloton Apparel. Dually partnering with the Merchandising and Product Development team on seasonal and capsule product strategy to develop best-in class product. The candidate for this role will have proven leadership and experience in development and design of product, fit and construction, an in-depth knowledge of performance apparel and the active market, proven ability to align the divisional development strategy with business plans and objectives.
YOUR DAILY IMPACT AT PELOTON
Responsible for leading the apparel design and technical design team, leading process from sketching, tech pack creation and maintenance, garment fittings, technique development and development-related follow-up partnering with related team members to take product from concept to production ready
Be at the forefront of formulating fabric, color, print and trims into a cohesive product assortment that is consistent with business strategies & customer needs
Lead meetings with design and merchandising to engage the teams in idea generation and encourage collaboration in order to facilitate a unified vision across categories that aligns with business strategies
Research competitor products, product opportunities, color and market trends and filter into relevant concepts appropriate to the business and Peloton member community
Demonstrate curiosity in a broad and complex business environment transcending the traditional competitive landscape in order to engage Peloton members and acquire new market share, ability to funnel innovation into commercialized products and strategies
Responsible for developing and providing design and innovation concepts to cross functional partners in Product Development, Technical Design and Merchandising that offer the opportunity to expand into new categories and product opportunities relevant to the Peloton community
Ensure that attention to detail is being paid to product during all stages of development through to production and manufacturing
Oversee proto & SMS requests and partner with product development for sample development and launch according to calendar timelines.
Evaluate prototypes at all stages of development and production to closely collaborate with the technical design teams for product execution
Maintain consistency and accuracy of information flow between Design, Development and Merchandising teams
YOU BRING TO PELOTON
8-10 years experience in apparel design and development with proven leadership experience
Strong knowledge of apparel manufacturing processes, with a focus on performance fabrics, techniques and construction
Understanding of costing process and cost engineering
Effective communicator and process leader, ability to mentor and train other team members on new processes
Keen eye for detail, trend and innovation opportunities and ability to translate these into commercial products
A great teammate with a positive approach, no task too big or too small attitude
Highly organized & detail oriented with strong time management skills with the ability to drive process and results to meet calendar requirements and expectations
Eagerness and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, driven by teamwork and collaborative innovation
Strong knowledge of apparel PLM systems, implementation experience
Peloton is the leading interactive fitness platform globally, with a passionate community of 7 million Members in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia. Peloton makes fitness entertaining, approachable, effective, and convenient, while fostering social connections that motivate its Members to commit to their fitness journeys. An innovator at the nexus of fitness, technology, and media, Peloton reinvented the fitness industry by developing a first-of-its-kind subscription platform that seamlessly combines the best equipment, proprietary networked software, world-class streaming digital fitness and wellness content, and best-in-class fitness experts and Instructors.
At Peloton, we motivate the world to live better. “Together We Go Far” means that we are greater than the sum of our parts, stronger collectively when each one of us is at our best. By combining hardware, software, content, retail, apparel, manufacturing, Member support, and so much more, we deliver an exhilarating fitness experience that unlocks our members' greatness. Join our team to unlock yours.
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