Senior Designer, Launch & Innovation - La Senza - Columbus, Ohio
Job ID: 36852
Columbus, OH, USA
TITLE: Senior Designer, Launch & Innovation Design
LOCATION: Columbus, OH
Reports to: Director of Design Launch & Innovation Design
Management position responsible for driving market research and creation of new technology and bra line extension for young, fashion-conscious target market. This role works closely with other departments including: Merchandising, Technical Design, Pre-production, Design Operation, Concept, Print & Pattern and Marketing. Typically manages junior design staff including Assistant Designers and Design interns.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Must Possess the ability to:
Identify and communicate white space opportunities in bra and panty in La Senza assortment.
Conduct bra and panty competitive market research relevant for the brand positioning.
Find and/or create commercially viable bra big ideas and technical innovations through competition and trend intelligence based on understanding of the La Senza customer intimacy.
Direct all aspects of product development including fit, technical packages, fashion, color, print and other product details.
Represent the design point of view in a cross-functional team.
Collaborate with the Merchandizing, Pre-production, Technical Design, Seasonal Design teams, Design Operations, Concept, Print and pattern and Marketing teams.
Manage priorities and various job components to achieve integrated results
A Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in design or technical design.
A minimum of 4 years of experience in bra or swimwear.
Great understanding of bra fundamentals.
Exceptional talent with a commercial fashion eye and detail in product styling/performance.
Demonstrated ability to create original design and successful product lines.
Highly creative, detail-oriented, organized, autonomous and accustomed to working with deadlines.
Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach.
Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented.
Solid communication and presentation skills.
Understand how to motivate and develop talent.
Willing to travel for up to 3 weeks at the time.
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software in the Macintosh environment.
Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent experience.
La Senza, a member of the L Brands family, tells a flirty, fashionable brand story through its global boutique lingerie shops, which offer fashion lingerie at accessible prices for the young, sassy lingerista. La Senza offers women a unique shopping experience featuring everything from bras and panties, sleepwear, loungewear and accessories.