LF Distribution Holding

Senior Designer/Design Manager

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 with emphasis on Seasonal Home Décor ( Wall, Tabletop, Textile). Retail benchmarks are Michaels, Joann’s, Pier 1, etc. Experience with mass retail markets and overseas factories required. This position is based in NYC but there is some flexibility for the right candidate.

  • Execute entire design process for a given season within multiple hard goods product categories: Home and Seasonal Décor, Tabletop, Stationery/Home Office, Textiles and/or Crafts.
  • 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
  • Hiring and management of external freelancers
  • 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
  • Bachelors degree in Design/Arts
  • Excellent and innovative Graphic Design skills- you must be able to design on a Mac
  • 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 Seasonal Gift trends
  • Excellent knowledge of US retail market and consumer trends
  • Excellent skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office
  • Must be willing to travel as needed

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