LF Distribution Holding

  • Senior Designer/Design Manager– Home Décor

    Work Location US-NY-New York
    Category
    Design
    Division
    Global Hardlines Sourcing (GHS)
  • Specific Responsibilities

     

    We are currently seeking a highly experienced Sr. Designer/Design Manager with 7+ years’ experience working within the Product Development/ Home Décor / Hardlines industry. Candidate must have strong Graphic Design skills and experience in Home Décor (Decorative Accessories, Tabletop, Pillows, Throws etc…), Wall Décor, Stationery, Storage, Pet Products. This position is based in New York.

     

    Extensive experience with mass market retail and overseas factories required. The position is US based and reports into the VP, Product Development in Hong Kong.

     

    • Execute entire design process for a given season within multiple hard goods product categories: Decorative Accessories, Tabletop, Pillows, Throws etc…), Wall Décor, Stationery, Storage, Pet Products.
    • Responsibilities include: Trend Development, Product Design/Rendering, Tech Packs and Customer Presentations
    • Work with VP of Product Development to implement line building as it aligns with departmental/customer goals and vision.
    • Translate seasonal trend and customer objectives into commercially viable product for mass market at varying price points.
    • Deliver effective, cohesive product presentations for both internal and external partners.
    • Work with vendor partners to curate, develop and execute product designs with accuracy and innovation.
    • Research and develop seasonal trends, themes, concepts, color direction, material, fabrications and styling.
    • Have a deep working knowledge of Home Products (and insight into manufacturing processes), with the ability to communicate techniques and manufacturing abilities to Junior Designers.
    • Manage constant communication with internal PD partners, domestic and international
    • Assist seasonally with showroom development and presentation.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Management

     

    Skills and Requirements

    • 7+ years Design experience for retail mass markets
    • Must be willing to relocate to New York
    • Must be willing to travel 20-25% of the time to Asia (trade shows and working with customers in HK office)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Design/Arts
    • Excellent and innovative Graphic Design skills
    • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skill; must be team oriented and be able to work in a group environment.
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, detail oriented, meticulous, accurate and creative in an extremely fast paced environment
    • Must be flexible and able to work independently
    • Excellent understanding of Home Décor and Gift trends
    • Excellent knowledge of US retail market and consumer trends
    • Must have EXCELLENT/fluent command of English language
    • Excellent skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office

     

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