At The North Face we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration. We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
We believe that exploration is a mindset - both on the mountain and off the mountain - and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people.
Love wild places
Dare to disrupt
Lead with integrity
By joining The North Face, you will help provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern-day explorer. You will also have the opportunity, tools and environment to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections.
How You Will Make A Difference
+ This position is focused on creating product for key account exclusives, collaborations, and outlet.
+ Armed with a strong point of view they are charged with ownership of assigned account exclusives collections or collaboration capsules. Outlet design is simultaneously handled by this team.
+ Responsible for understanding of design heritage and brand DNA and infusing it to all tiers of product.
+ Quick strategical thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to oversee design process from start-to-finish are a must for this team.
+ Ability to toggle between many projects at once.
+ Create and communicate design concept/idea through visual presentations.
+ Partners with developers to create innovative and technologically advanced products. Partners with material sourcing to develop innovative fabrications.
+ Work on an assortment of categories ranging from Outerwear, Sportswear, Performance, Accessories, Equipment, and Logowear.
+ Researches industry innovation and current garment trend to further their design knowledge + approach.
What You Bring
+ 4-8 years of related professional experience.
+ Bachelor's Degree in Design (Apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ Proficiency in Illustrator flat sketching skills.
+ Hands-on experience with Adobe CS Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Microsoft Office, and use of PLM system
+ Apparel/Garment construction skills and understanding are an absolute must; helpful to understand manufacturing timeline and process.
+ Experience in creation of designs and detailed techpacks
+ Experience in research and analysis and design cycles
+ Strong knowledge of color theory and application usage.
+ Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present concepts to product teams and review boards accurately and with passion.
+ Strong knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design for different consumers and end uses.
+ Should have understanding in materials, fabric, trims, and print.
+ Basic knowledge of product costs and impact of design.
Where You Will Be Located
NEVER STOP EXPLORING?
The North Face is a subsidiary of VF Corporation. At VF, we outfit consumers around the world with our diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We are committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
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 Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans?, The North Face?, Timberland?, and Dickies?. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.
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.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.