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Organization
Job Title
SR. VIRTUALIZATION DESIGNER
Location
Cypress, California
Zip/Postal Code
90630
Country
United States
Region
Southern California
Reference Number
R-20160518-0041
Category
Footwear
Job Function
Engineering

SR. VIRTUALIZATION DESIGNER

SR. VIRTUALIZATION DESIGNER


Vans: Be a Part of the Original

“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was
always about the people” – Paul Van Doren

Vans is the original action sports footwear company rooted in
authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived
on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans’
four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We
are constantly inspired by the creative expressers within our
company and community as they bring new and innovative
perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our
business.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest retail company
comprised of over 30 brands and on the road to reaching 17
billion by 2017. We are the leading drivers of retail as our
global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in
170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take
great measures in developing our growing number of individuals
through our distinct learning culture.


Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride
in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by
providing the resources and tools necessary to build each
individual’s personal strengths to achieve future goals. In
order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans
offers courses on topics such as Leadership, Communication,
Collaboration and Technical Skills to ensure our employees are
self-motivated and developing to the pace of our rapidly,
growing business.


By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into an
environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative folk.
We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to
bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.


Senior Designer Virtualization: Become the Newest Member of
the Vans Family


Vans, the original action sports footwear company since 1966,
is searching for an innovative and talented Senior Designer
for Virtualization who has the unique scope and ability to
work directly with both footwear and apparel teams. As a
senior level designer, you will use your creative and
technical skills to motivate and inspire designers to achieve
new 3D virtual samples that are always better than the last
season. You will be faced with the exciting yet rewarding
challenge to create and implement 3D Virtualization strategies
in both footwear and apparel products. You will develop and
manage the 3D Virtualization team, which will innovate both 3D
virtual samples and drive the 3D design technology and process
in the Product Design department as a whole. Your efforts will
greatly impact the end product for both footwear and apparel
and will speak to directly to the consumer.


How You Will Move the Needle:

• Responsible for overall strategy and management of 3D
Virtualization process for fashionable footwear and apparel
that will impress in the market.

• Works closely with footwear and apparel design teams on the
design development of 3D virtual samples that will open
many opportunities to have fun while designing original
products.

• Responsible for partnering and communicating with
Merchandising and Far East Development on 3D virtual
samples for footwear and apparel to ensure timeliness and
quality while maintaining costing on our popular apparel
and footwear.

• Monitor exploration and implementation of 3D design tools
and methodologies in conjunction with the footwear and
apparel product design teams to create trendy products
while testing out innovative technology.


Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 10+

Educational/ Position Requirements:

• Bachelors degree from a four year college or equivalent in
the Industrial Design discipline, Computer Science and/or
Mechanical Engineering

• 10+ years 3D Design Experience: Alias, Rhino, Solidworks,
Delcam Shoemaker, RomansCAD, Keyshot, RTT

• 7+ years of Design Management Experience

• High level of Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, Word,
Powerpoint

• Experience in creation of design packages and execution of
product designs

• Experience in designing successful products

• Experience in research and analysis and design cycles

• Experience in developing advanced concepts

Skills

• Excellent communications skills, including the ability to
present concepts to product teams and review boards in a
persuasive manner

• Must be capable of working within a team environment

• Ability to manage multiple projects during the product
creation cycle

• Strong knowledge and understanding of apparel and footwear
construction

• Strong and experienced in leadership

• Strong knowledge of product cycles

• Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes

• Strong knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design
for different consumers and end uses

• Strong knowledge of textile and material construction and
properties

• Strong knowledge of product costs and impact of design

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

• May have to work with hazardous materials (Designer should
take precautions when using these materials to eliminate
any health risks)

• Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items
varying in weight from 1 to 60lbs, depending on need

• Periodic travel required (approx. 20%), including air travel

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that
welcomes and values the differences among all of our
associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which
we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth
of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity
throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment
opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities,
females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed
to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating
our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on
the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran
status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.



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