*Please note this position is located in Greenwich, CT
The Women’s Footwear Linebuilder/Designer will ideate, create and develop inspirations, stories, vision and product designs to create functional footwear solutions that reinforce initiatives and product architecture needs. This role will lead and partner through the creation of industry leading casual product which will be informed by their expert knowledge of footwear and popular culture including, style, sport and fashion trends, etc.
Established in 2005, Marc Fisher Footwear company is a leading full-service, product-driven fashion footwear company with knowledge and expertise in design, sales, sourcing, distribution and marketing – all with dedicated and strategic direction for each brand within the portfolio, which includes GUESS, G by Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Tretorn, Kendall + Kylie, Ivanka Trump, indigo rd., Unisa, Easy Spirit, and Sigerson Morrison along with the namesake brands – Marc Fisher and Marc Fisher LTD. Our diverse portfolio of globally recognized brands – available domestically and internationally via wholesale and retail channels – consistently meets the widest range of consumers’ fashion footwear needs, from classic to contemporary, sport to dress, men’s to women’s. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with showrooms in New York City, Marc Fisher Footwear is sold worldwide through department stores, specialty stores and e-commerce channels.
In conjunction with Design Leadership, will design and develop annual and seasonal Women’s Casual Lifestyle footwear and footwear innovation which includes concept, creating and technical development.
Create seasonal footwear collections and short to long lead innovations for the Casual Lifestyle inline deliveries and special make ups.
Detail and create specifications (Spec’s) for Casual Footwear collections each Season
Design tech pack projects in conjunction with Product Development.
Partner with Corporate Merchandising in the creation of line plans, briefs and final product solutions through a continually expanding and evolving understanding of the business, consumer needs and market stories as applied to channel and product segmentation
Collaborate and communicate with Brand Design, Brand Marketing and Corporate Merchandising
Deliver on time product solutions in conjunction with the Product Calendar and business needs ensuring that all deadlines, line plans and deliverables are met.
Create Seasonal Materials and Color development articles for upcoming collections
Study and research current and future trends, maintain expert knowledge in design trends, production techniques and new technologies. Conducts research onsite and off to bring new ideas to the category and brand.
Travel to China 2X a year, as needed
Special projects and additional responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum of 7 years’ experience in footwear design and spec within casual, fashion active footwear product creation
Must have a functional knowledge of Design software, especially Photoshop and Illustrator
Must have traditional hands on footwear development skills (patternmaking, mold making, materials and tech packs)
Ability to CAD