Marc Jacobs New York | Design Director - Jewelry in New York, New York
Marc Jacobs International, powered by the creative genius of Marc Jacobs, seeks a Design Director to join the Jewelry team based in its New York City (SoHo) headquarters.
The Design Director - Jewelry will work closely with the Head of Design as well as cross-functional team partners in Product Development and Merchandising providing the design and technical direction to advance the Jewelry line for Marc Jacobs, Heaven by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Runway and off-price. We are looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to lead multiple projects across different brands.
Our ideal candidate has stellar organization skills, great attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
COMMERCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES - DESIGN:
Lead the team at all stages of the design process, aligning with the design calendar for multiple deliverables.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the product delivered is brand appropriate while meeting business requirements, customer needs and margin goals.
Ensure a balanced seasonal design offering with innovation, newness, and commerciality, while preserving brand identity.
Organize and prioritize the jewelry team's workload, ensuring preparation for meetings and adherence to calendar timelines.
Participate in all research and concept meetings; leading sketch and protos review.
Demonstrate a vast knowledge of jewelry design techniques to deliver novel ideas aligned with Marc Jacobs identity.
Foster collaboration with other Design teams for cohesive storytelling and commercial viability.
Supervise technical specifications and approve 3D renderings, partnering with Product Development and Production for commercial viability.
Have a broad understanding of jewelry techniques and execution to work across different materials and deliver novel designs aligned with the Marc Jacobs identity.
Partner with Head of RTW and Head of LG on occasional RTW trim and hardware needs for cross category animations.
RUNWAY RESPONSIBILITIES – DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Innovate new techniques and work with a hands-on approach to build prototypes and mock-ups in the studio.
Apply technical expertise when working with ateliers in order to achieve Marc’s vision.
Craft jewelry with European partners in France and Italy.
Lead the seasonal calendar and budget for all protos, runway and PR samples.
Bachelor's degree in Art or Fashion
10+ years of experience in jewelry design, with expertise and technical knowledge in the field
Broad understanding of jewelry techniques and materials from a design and product development perspective
Experience with Asian and European factories and ateliers.
Proficient in both digital and hand sketching techniques.
Expert in Photoshop and Illustrator
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Excellent taste level and brand awareness
Strong sense of color, fashion, product, and trend knowledge.
Able to development and track product from start to finish.
Able to maintain calendar, budget and margin.
Exceptional organizational, time management, written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.
SALARY & BENEFITS/WHAT WE OFFER:
The compensation for this position ranges from $165k - $180k (annually). The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon candidate’s relevant skills and experience. In addition, we offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, vacation time, sick and personal time, medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401k matching. We also offer discounts on travel, entertainment, and more through our partnership with PerkSpot. MJ employees also receive discounts on MJ products throughout the year, as well as access to discounts on other LVMH brands.
ABOUT MARC JACOBS
For nearly 40 years, Marc Jacobs has been a driving force in fashion with his philosophy: pioneering designs, an irreverent spirit, the everyday and the extraordinary. Today, the brand continues to make its Marc as rebellious, unpredictable, and original.
Our work is founded on our core brand pillars: unexpected, utilitarian, urban, unisex, and unique. NYC in design and spirit, our teams thrive off relentless authenticity, an openness to standing out, and inclusivity for all.
Marc Jacobs International was founded on Marc’s vision of celebrating uniqueness and being Perfect as You Are. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive culture that values diversity of thought, background, and experience – all essential to our spirit of innovation and creativity. In line with this commitment, we believe that the best candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in different ways. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the listed qualifications.
Marc Jacobs International is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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