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VF Corporation Designer, Color/Materials/Trend, Footwear in Stratham, New Hampshire

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Meet Timberland .

Founded in 1973, Timberland® is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying - and protecting - nature.

At the heart of the Timberland brand is the core belief that a greener future is a better future. This comes to life through a decades-long commitment to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors, and strengthen communities around the world.

Timberland is a VF Corporation brand. VF is one of the world’s leading apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations, and a commitment to deliver innovative products and create long-term value for its employees, customers and shareholders.

To learn more about Timberland and share in our mission to step outside, work together and make it better, visit one of our stores, www.timberland.com or follow us @timberland (http://www.timberland.com) .

Let’s talk about the role !

You'll be a trusted member of our team reporting to the COLOR/MATERIALS/TREND team within the global Footwear Design function (Men’s, Women’s, Street, Outdoor). You'll collaborate and liaise with the Design,product development, merchandising, marketing and sales teams to gather ideas and create innovative color/material/graphic executions. As the Designer, Color/Materials/Trend, you will be responsible for executing the seasonal Creative Direction through color and material design application. You will realize trend-relevant, narrative-driven concepts with color, materials, graphics and details that support the seasonal brand strategy and storytelling across Footwear Design. Bring your purpose and curiosity to this role in order to drive newness, energy and move the brand forward.

Your Key Responsibilities will be to:

  • Apply color & material direction to footwear designs across categories based on seasonal creative direction

  • Support Color/Trend/Materials Design Team through research and development of color and material trends

  • Collaborate with Design team to understand category and color flow based on seasonal direction, color strategy and storytelling

  • Create seasonal Graphic and Print designs

  • Provide color design support for design team as needed outside of assigned product load

  • Maintain cad files in company PLM system

  • Research color and style trend analysis and communicate to the product development team via samples, trend boards, etc.

  • Our Guiding Principles : Live with Integrity – Be authentic and do the right thing, always | Act Courageously –Think and act boldly | Be Curious – Explore the world, learn and evolve | Act with Empathy – Seek to understand and respect others | Persevere – Persist and work together as One VF.

How You’ll Make A Difference…

With your skills in continuous improvement, information monitoring, decision making, planning and organizing and being customer focused, your talent for building partnerships with communication, gaining commitment and leveraging cultural diversity will contribute to the team’s success. You are also adaptable with innovation and innovative thinking while continuously learning and driving for results.

In addition to being a self-starter, highly organized and able to work well with individuals at all levels, as the ideal candidate, you will have

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a four-year college or 2+ years of related experience and training (a degree Industrial or Fashion/Textile Design, Graphic Design is preferred)

  • 3-5 years experience in a similar collaborative design environment

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of color theory and visual acumen

  • Strong understanding of leather and textiles

  • Ability to influence and collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet seasonal milestones and key deadlines

  • Footwear or apparel design experience or an equivalent combination of technical experience and training

  • Proficiency with computer design software, i.e., Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop)

  • Proficiency with business computer software, i.e., Microsoft Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Apple Keynote

  • Knowledge of additional computer design (Solidworks, Alias, Rhino or other design software) is a plus

  • Professional presentation skills

  • The ability to ready, analyze and interpret product design briefs

  • The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with cross-functional partners

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • The ability to travel internationally and domestically as needed (10-20 percent of the time)

  • The willingness and ability to work additional hours as needed

  • The ability to bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1-25 pounds, depending on the need

What’s in It for You?

Along with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits program, we offer a flexible, casual work setting, up to eight weeks of paid parental leave, 40 hours of paid community service and generous employee discounts on all our amazing VF brands. And it’s not just our products which set us apart from others, it’s our people! We believe they deserve to be nurtured and looked after. That’s why, on top of comprehensive benefits, we offer much more:

  • Career ownership, enabling you to build your knowledge and experience across different brands and even different countries

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do

  • Tailored training. From a thorough induction to ongoing online and face-to-face training, we are committed to helping you grow, both professionally and personally

  • An inclusive environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together.

If you like what you’ve read and want to join our team, we’d love to hear from you!

TO LEARN MORE:

Visit vfc.com , timberland.com or follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/timberland/)

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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