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Job Title
DESIGN DIRECTOR - HOME - Based in Austin, TX - Relocation Provided
Location
Austin, Texas
Country
United States
Region
Midsouth
Position type
Permanent
Category
Home Fashion
Job Function
Design - Fashion / Product
Product Management
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level (Management)
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

DESIGN DIRECTOR - HOME - Based in Austin, TX - Relocation Provided

 

RELOCATION PACKAGE PROVIDED IF NEEDED

 

 

 

Position Overview:

 

Seeking a product design leader to spearhead our innovative design of home accessories and decor. The Home Design Director will be responsible for the physical design of new product collections by utilizing existing or self-sourced inspirational elements and leveraging new materials and design concepts. Managerial functions include trend analysis, market intelligence, mentoring design staff, and cross-functional collaboration. The Home Design Director will help to build a cohesive team and proactively lead ongoing design initiatives related to our newest product category- Home. 

 

 

 

We are looking for a designer with the rare mix of creative ideation and a cultivated eye for design. Our ideal candidate will have the unique ability to lead from both a design and business perspective with the capability to apply strong product collection visualization and luxury aesthetic to designs while building a business through a high level of accountability and the drive to achieve tangible results.

 

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Design

 

  • Drive conceptual design and development strategy with supporting execution plan for our new Home category
  • Oversee the entire design process for Home category
  • Partner with VP of Design to define and plan assortment for follow-on collection launches
  • Execute regular design reviews with founder and executive team, leveraging concept boards and other presentation tools
  • Participate in sourcing initiatives by identifying new factories, new materials and review and refine prototypes
  • Partner with the Director of Brand Identity to facilitate the design and development of new product packaging

 

Business Management

 

  • Actively mentor other team members and prioritize coaching and professional development
  • Manage collection design efforts effectively to ensure Product Development deadlines are met
  • Evaluate product sales analysis reports to identify trends and adjust new Product Development assortment planning accordingly
  • Collaborate with a variety of cross-functional team members including Merchandising and Marketing to successfully facilitate the launch of new Home categories
  • Stay current with market and competitive trends for the home category and communicate trends through frequent communication & collaboration with Product Development, Quality Control, Merchandising, Marketing and Executive Leadership
  • Drive market intelligence research on competitive lines; research, analyze and monitor home furnishing and fashion trends that influence design (color schemes, forms, materials, and other)
  • Drive high performance by creating and delivering clear expectations, following through with all commitments, and cultivating an environment which breeds open communication and employee growth
  • Build and maintain honest relationships with fellow leadership team

 

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related field
  • 8+ years of luxury home product design/production experience is required
  • 3 years of experience working with oversees vendors and agencies is required
  • 3-5 years of experience in a management position or higher leading design initiatives for a specific product line, including managing other designers
  • Must have demonstrated experience in direct report management, strategic planning, and heavy cross-functional collaboration and leadership
  • Experience in early conceptualization, design, development, and launch of a multiple new collections is preferred
  • Demonstrated eye for design for luxury home furnishings combined with a high standard of quality for design detail and function
  • Experience in a wide variety of styles & design processes is a plus
  • Must possess the ability to evaluate new products conceptually, as well as understand the design and engineering
  • Ability to analyze, integrate and present data in an understandable and compelling manner
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is required/ CAD experience is a plus
  • Passion for the brand and its core values: Family, Fashion, Philanthropy

 

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