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VCS Group LLC d/b/a Camuto Group Senior Designer - Private Label in New York, New York

TREND: FORECAST, TRACK, AND INTERPRET TRENDS BASED ON INITIAL DESIGN DIRECTION FROM CREATIVE DIRECTOR & ED TEAM; SHOP FOR NEW TREND/CONSTRUCTION INSPIRATION; REVIEW AND CHOOSE ALL CONSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SEASON WITH CREATIVE DIRECTOR SKETCHING: DESIGN THUMBNAILS FOR UPPER AND ORNAMENT DESIGN; SKETCH AND INK DESIGNS; CREATE ALL HEEL & OUTSOLE DIAGRAMS; CAD DESIGN AS NEEDED (WITH ASSISTANCE FROM DESIGN ASSISTANT); CREATE MINI-WALL OF SKETCHES; PRESENT SKETCHES DIRECTLY TO CUSTOMER SPECS: RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING & MAINTAINING SPECS IN CG SYSTEM; SPEC LINE IN CONJUNCTION WITH SEASONAL DIRECTION AND TIE BACK TO ATHLETIC PORTION OF LINE; ENTER SPECS INTO DRAFT SPEC SYSTEM- MAINTAIN THROUGHOUT SEASON (WITH ASSISTANCE FROM DESIGN ASSISTANT) REPORTS: CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL DESIGN RELATED REPORTS (WITH ASSISTANCE FROM DESIGN ASSISTANT); MATERIAL; CONSTRUCTION; ORNAMENT; POPULATE LINE PLAN WITH PICTURES MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT: WORK WITH CG CHINA TEAM & INTERNAL MATERIAL TEAM TO SOURCE MATERIALS SEASONALLY; WORK WITH ATHLETIC TEAM AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR TO CREATE SEASONAL COLOR PALETTE; SEND MATERIALS TO CHINA & TRACK DEVELOPMENT; WORK WITH SUPPLIERS TO CONTINUALLY SOURCE NEW, INNOVATIVE MATERIALS SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT: RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH SEASONS PROTO & LOT SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY; SEND DESIGN DETAIL SKETCHES TO BEGIN PROTO DEVELOPMENT; ATTEND PROTO MEETINGS WITH CHINA TEAM IN CT; TRAVEL TO CHINA 4 XS PER YEAR TO WORK ON PROTOTYPES THROUGH TO LOT SAMPLES. MARKET WEEK: ATTEND SEASONAL MARKET WEEKS AND VARIOUS AD-HOC MEETINGS FOR SAMPLE PRESENTATION PRE-PRODUCTION: ATTEND SHOE BASE MEETINGS TO COMMENT ON AESTHETIC & FIT DETAILS; REVIEW LINE SHEET DETAILS WITH SALES TEAM; INSURE CORRECTIONS ARE MADE PRIOR TO UPC SET UP; CREATE AND MAINTAIN PRE-CONFIRMATION SPECS IN CG SYSTEM; CHECK & COMMUNICATE CHANGES ON CONFIRMATION SPECS; FOLLOW UP ON SHOE BASE CORRECTIONS AS NEEDED; FOLLOW UP WITH CUSTOMER ON CONFIRMATIONS/COMMENTS/FEEDBACK; ENTER AND MAINTAIN FILES IN PLM SOFTWARE (I.E CG SYSTEM: HOT ON TIME)

REQUIRES A BACHELORS DEGREE WITH A DESIGN RELATED, 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN IN FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY, EXPERIENCE WITH PRIVATE LABELS AND DEALING DIRECTLY WITH CUSTOMER, MERCHANTS, AND BUYERS, ABILITY TO SKETCH BY HAND AND CAD DESIGN, KNOWLEDGE OF FOOTWEAR COMPONENTS, TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS, AND GLOBAL/DOMESTIC SOURCING OF MATERIALS, PROFICIENCY IN MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP AND ILLUSTRATOR, PORTFOLIO MUST INCLUDE WOMENS FOOTWEAR (DRESS/EVENING). MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL TO COLUMBUS, OH ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR AND MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY TO DONGGUAN, CHINA ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR.

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