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Senior Design Director - Top Creators

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
- Visual communication of the brand values of our products. Your goal is to secure and further develop the brand's industry leading position. You will lead the Originals & Style design department within the Design area of Top Creators in Portland.
Key Responsibilities:
- Close cooperation with Marketing and Development to establish and implement main strategies, concepts and projects for vertical areas and horizontal collections
- You will work together with Development and Tech Services on resolving issues with our main products, from Tech Packs to the point of marketing
- Maintain an open dialogue and collaboration with the Human Resource department
- Criticize and improve the design and create a new platform for direct reporting lines
- Represent the design team in collaborations with other departments as well as external partnerships
- Secure a proper and appropriate use of brand technology across the different areas
- Furthermore secure the appropriate compliance of attributes of our brand identity and their application
- Maintain communication with the line manager and the department
- Be up to date on consumers, cultural trends, sports culture and athletic findings
- Alignment with the close-by design departments to develop best product opportunities between the departments
- Represent a strong design team when in contact with other departments
- Effectively coach, mentor, and manage team members.


- Bachelor's degree (4 years) from a college/university in the field of Industrial Design or Art / minimum of 10 years of experience in the respective field or an equivalent combination out of education and experience
- At least 5 years experience of directing and leading Design teams
- Practical experience in the field of Design, including management experience
- Comprehensive knowledge in product design with a clear understanding of the athletics market and its culture
- Practical knowledge in the field of computer design software/systems and MS Office
- Fluency in English
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