Sr Designer, Packaging- Bath & Body Works, Soho NY

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New York, NY, United States
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Job ID: 44421

The Sr. Designer is responsible for leading in the management and direction for designing new concepts and designs for a product category within defined theme and seasons from concept through final delivery.

- Conceptualize and translate design trends into concepts and manages the components of a seasonal collection
- Conceptualize multiple creative solutions to address product strategies with multiple design options within cost parameters
- Create and execute final designs
- Partner with merchants and product development to ensure the integrity of the design is maintained during the product development process
- Create Design Turn Overs (DTO) and finalize art work for hand-off to the Production Team
- Order project comps
- Review re-touching and match prints / vendor proofs
- Review mechanicals for final design approval prior to release
- Provide on-press supervision for major launch programs
- Participate in product development feasibility discussions
- Research trends and patterns for upcoming seasons - identify fashion trends - apply them for product / label design
- Perform talent management activities if leading a team, including building a high performing team
- Mentor and coach internal design team
- Initiate and oversee the design board layouts and printouts
- Provide approved designs and design direction to specification / mechanical team for development of technical specifications
- Art direct photo shoots
- Provide art direction to designers
- Collaborate with cross-functional partners
- Gain approval from Legal and Regulatory on designs
- Problem solve obstacles or challenges to keep design work on track, including construction and cost engineering
DESIGN SKILLS
- Design with a focus on typography, placing print and pattern, and a great eye for detail and color sense.
- Design and Art Direction skills required - Illustrator and PhotoShop
- Product Illustration
- Photography art direction
- Provide bulk and component color submissions / targets to product development and package engineering. Review and approve color submission for bulk and components.
- High level knowledge of:
o construction
o printing process
o color production
- For 3D Design, high level knowledge of:
o concept & design feasibility and industrial design
o product development
- Strong understanding of the customer
COLLABORATION / PARTNERSHIPS
- Partners with Design Ops Managers, Production Managers, Production Artists,
- Partners with Product Development, Commercialization, Package Engineering
- Partners with Brand Development and/or Retail Merchants
- Partners with Legal, Regulatory
- Partner with HR on recruiting process for Design job openings within the design department
BUDGET
- Understanding of material costs
- Understand how to design within cost parameters
- Estimate comp costs
- Managing projects within a budget
- Obtain estimates from comp house and /or agencies
MANAGEMENT
- Manage Designers and Contractors
- Manage people, process, product
PRESENTATION
- Presents designs to AVP and/ or Design Director, Merchants, SVP, Design and President Brand Development
- Be able to present a point of view and present/represent their teams concept and design ideas
EXTERNAL AGENCIES / CONTRACTORS
- Manage external agencies and/or contractors, vendors
MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES
- Attend and participate in weekly design meetings
- Align and prepare content, attend and participate in weekly Design/Merchant meetings.
- Provide design presentation to leadership
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
- Travel between NYC & Columbus for major meetings/ presentations
- Press/Component or Product Approvals
- Store visits and/or customer insights focus groups
- Art Direction at Photoshoots
- Domestic & International travel for patterning
Bath and Body Works, a member of the L Brands family, has reinvented the personal care industry with the introduction of fragrant flavorful indulgences, including shower gels, lotions, candles and accessories. With a focus on creating and offering the best products and an emphasis on innovation from nature, Bath and Body Works is the ultimate personal care destination.

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