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Designer- Athletic Apparel

Dick's Sporting Goods k

Coraopolis, PA

Apr 9
Job Description

Provide training and mentoring to Associate/Assistant Designer.

Lead the aesthetic creation of product from initial concepts and sketches, innovative design solutions incorporating technology, color, fabric/finish standards, print & pattern, trim & expression of fit for a singular brand.

Introduce new ideas & update key item programs based on information and inspiration from trade shows, conducting online research, meeting with vendors, conducting competitive and aspirational shopping

Manage and execute design process.

Coordinate the design and development process for multiple product categories from concept sketches and technical packs through final prototype/adoption

Plan and communicate the design vision at a store/fixture level.

Create innovative design tools/strategies for presenting merchandise at milestone meetings

Work with technical design and product management to ensure that technical packages are accurate and complete.

Attend seasonal fit analysis and weekly fit sessions to drive the expression of fit for your given brand. Work in partnership with the fabric specialist to achieve costing and aesthetic goals for the seasonal fabric palette.

Collaborate with design peers on seasonal challenges and successes within their brands, ie, system short cuts, color challenges, etc.

Shop the market, including our stores, with product management and merchants to promote partnership and increase the understanding of each other’s point of view.

Manage the design communication among internal and external design partners, merchants, product managers, marketing and vendors. Adhere to the time and action calendar.

QualificationsEducation:
• Bachelor's Degree: Design oriented field

Experience:
• 7-10 years
• At least 7 years design experience
• Multifaceted design experience in high profile
brands
• Strong computer knowledge; ability to learn how
to design through new/advanced technology (e.g., on-line spec program)
• Ability to design using new advanced technology
(Illustrator, Photoshop, Kaledo)
• Ability to create technical sketches and tech
packs in adobe illustrator
• Microsoft Power Point preferred

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Dick's Sporting Goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18 year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened. Dick’s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him “do it yourself.” Dick used that money and his relentless work-ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By 1958, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today. Ed Stack, Dick’s son, is the current CEO and Chairman of DICK’S Sporting Goods. He and his siblings bought the store from their father and are responsible for taking two stores and growing the chain to over 500 stores. Dick’s family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for both Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

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