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MEN’S FOOTWEAR ASSISTANT DESIGNER

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Overview:

  • Communicating with developers and vendors overseas regarding the status of prototypes, sale samples, production, shipments, etc.
  • Working with the production team to confirm production samples & materials, discuss changes to styles, and make material changes to improve margin
  • Confirming any changes to production styles with sales team
  • Correcting samples physically and via email
  • Sending and tracking shipments to and from Europe/Asia
  • Attending design direction meetings that speak to all divisions
  • Creating sketches and photoshopped images to meet sales team needs
  • Working to make sure all sales team needs are met and showroom/product room is organized
  • Developing footwear concepts for 6 lines a year based on merchandise plan that take into consideration selling reports, factory base, first cost, design direction, and buyer’s needs
  • Submitting and following up on sketches, spec sheets, sample requests, and other various details in tech packs to factories
  • International travel (3-4 times a year) for material & prototype development, & following samples each season
  • Assisting in line adoption & merchandising for each season, by meeting with each division individually (apparel, internal sales, international sales, and ecomm buyer) to make sure the adoption of the line meets their needs before sale samples are ordered
  • Selecting & re-working materials and construction methods for various brand tiers and price points based on specific account requests
  • Presenting lines to sales team and director each season, four times a year at FFANY

Being available to answer questions regarding materials, factories, cost, and methods of each style per line

Skills and Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of sketching experience
  • Design training, BA preferred, or B.S. in Footwear or related Design
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • CAD experience preferred
  • Strong ability to sketch by hand and digitally
  • Must be highly organized and willing to assist in administrative duties
  • Willing to travel at least 2-3 times a year to Asia
  • Previous experience traveling to China is preferred but not necessary
  • Excellent hand sketching capabilities.

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kennethcole_logoMEN’S FOOTWEAR ASSISTANT DESIGNER
Organization: Kenneth Cole
Location: Greater New York City Area, New York