• Manager Design - Spyder - Korea

    Work Location KR-Seoul
  • Specific Responsibilities

    Strategy & Innovation

    • Research and identify trend directions; perform and review competitive analysis; oversee and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation boards for meetings, mock-ups, color-ups, inspirational photos
    • Execute development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment and cost structure; devise style plans and design according to sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar

    Operations & Results

    • Create Illustrator sketches; approve specification sheets and line sheets; ensure accuracy of product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; ensure maintenance of designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives
    • Select and review raw materials and trims; ensure maintenance of fabric/trim library
    • Approve lab dips and ensure consistency with color standards and licensor directives, where appropriate; collaboratively devise and approve prints and graphics where appropriate; oversee fit process 

    Customers & Relationships

    • Manage follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including production and tech; manage interoffice communication and relationships with vendors and internal customers 

    Leadership & Teams

    • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary
    • Attract, develop and retain talent
    • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals

    Skills and Requirements

    • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
    • Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising; strong ability to sketch
    • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design.
    • 5 - 8 years experience in apparel design; significant relevant experience in category
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers

    GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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