Design Director #146180-9

Shinola/Detroit, LLC
Plano, TX Full-time
Posted on April 21, 2019

Design Director
Shinola/Detroit, LLC
Plano, TX

Shinola/Detroit, LLC has an opening for a Design Director for Bedrock Watch in Plano, Texas. 40 hours/week; 8am - 5pm.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for designing and executing the creative process from concept to market for watch brands; managing all aspects of design strategy and nurturing partnership with clients to ensure product designs are both commercially viable and encompasses the brands DNA; product development responsibilities include working directly with factories on design to manufacturing solutions; watch product design using Adobe Creative Suite and maintaining the integrity, image and profitability of the brand; developing and nurturing relationship with clients and vendors; striving to achieve highest levels of creativity, quality and innovation in product design; developing, directing and executing work to completion in accordance to the timelines / calendars and ensuring its continued execution; analyzing performance of the brand overall and building compelling product stories; together with product and sales teams, identifying current collection needs, future needs, pricing strategies, competitor threats and overall development directions; ensuring Senior Management and Sales inputs are addressed in collection and maintaining constant communication; editing and interpreting trends in development of watch designs for the brand(s); providing leadership through product and design knowledge; cultivating an environment that encourages design research, brand research, market research, and collaboration; working closely within group and other departments to ensure quality and creation of market materials, catalogs, point of sale display materials and packaging.

Requirements:

Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Design, or Bachelor's Degree in Industrial & Product Design, or foreign degree equivalent, plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressively responsible experience in product design positions.

Experience must include:

watch design, brand development including packaging solutions, point-of-sale, product development including working directly with factories from design to manufacturing solutions, and total brand concepts; sketching product design ideas for customers; & utilizing Adobe Creative Suite. 15% international travel to Hong Kong and London/ 5% domestic travel required.

Shinola/Detroit LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.