Product Design Manager- Adult Apparel

Employer
Parks, Experiences and Products
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Jan 24, 2022
Ref
326197566
Hours
Full Time
Working with apparel designs under Mickey and Classic Characters with general supervision from management. Builds strong peer and licensee relationships to ensure the highest quality, consumer focused, trend-right product lines across all channels of distribution that build brand equity and meet financial targets.Responsibilities :Concept, design, sketch, prototype (including managing art-to-product, sample creation, fit sessions, and electronic breadboards, where applicable), deliver and present trend-right consumer centric product lines that feature market-leading innovation and great price/value for each tier of the value pyramidExecute product approvals through online systems and collaborative approval meetings, ensuring high quality standards in character execution, in-depth storytelling, color, material, form and function while maximizing profitability, as well as onboard new partnersDevelop and help design product mock-ups, compile line sheets for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decksCollaborate with internal partners (Creative Design, Brand Merchandising, Licensing Commercialization, Sourcing and Tech Design, Global Product Design teams, BERGs, CBM, Legal, Business Affairs, Product Integrity, Integrated Retail, BPM, Public Affairs, D&I teams, Cultural Consultants) and external partners (Studios & Disney Channel Content Providers, Games, Publishing, WDI, Licensees, DTR Partners) to design and approve all productsMonitor competitors, product innovation and market dynamicsResearch Initial seasonal trends by categoryMulti-task and prioritize multiple design projects within deadlineBasic Qualifications :5 years of related experience in apparel design and licensingSolid knowledge in softlines categories (raw materials, plastic, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)Demonstrated product design skills (eg technical design, sketching, creative application and manipulation of art, final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification)Proficient computer software skills (eg MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, KeyNote)Additional Information :Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at #DPEPFLA

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