Job Description

Job Code : DesRLCT - Design Manager
Location : Reloctaion within Ontario -outside of Toronto
Starting Date : Ongoing recruit
Salary : Depending upon exp.
Description :

Our client is seeking an inventive and resourceful Manger of their Design Department of 4+ associates who is eager to contribute to a quickly growing, ever-evolving clothing company.
Committed to high quality clothing, contagious energy, and exceptional customer experience (we call this #BeautyService), the client is breaking the mold of what most would consider a traditional, shopping experience through all our channels. Behind the scenes, our lean and mean Design team is part of the magic that creates the quality and original product that sets them apart from other brands. As we continue to expand and grow the lifestyle in over 500 stores across 15 countries worldwide and on our cutting edge e-commerce website, we are in need of a passionate and hard-working Fashion Designer with a zest for producing amazing clothing that improves peoples lives and spreads our mission of growing the sport of hockey worldwide.
To succeed in this role, you must quickly gain empathy with the brand and develop a clear understanding of the Design team production process. You will be part of the team if you join us - Overseeing our highly talented [and sometimes quirky] Design team, you will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty in every step of the design process. On any given day, you will participate in a multitude of activities including:
Initial concept brainstorming, creating Time and action calendar to maintain on time Design/Specifications Technical Packages , first oversee, then (If required) creating storyboards, forecasting trends and color ways, attending trade shows, sourcing materials, researching new innovative products, developing designs and technical packages, reviewing samples, collaborating with our sourcing agents, factories, and merchandising teams.
From being inspired by the college decor at a rowdy Keg party to appreciating the fine details on a well cut shirt, we are very serious about finding someone with the same passion we have for the brand in this role. Are you ready to start your dream job?

Skills :

Undergraduate degree and/or relevant work experience and an unofficial degree in \"awesomeness\"
Have 5-7 years minimum of experience in the design industry - exp with manufacturing in Asia
Are proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Excel
Have Managed a team of 4 or more product/design associates
Maintain and communicate with various range of manufacturers to ensure conception to completion. Translate the designs into garments.
Work with Technical sheets to create first samples.
Identify the upcoming season’s themes and trends by researching both internal and external resources.
Have a friendly and upbeat personality and will contribute to the positive energy
Are a take charge person - you don\'t need any hand holding, you are proactive and you often get things done before you are even asked for it, because you know what\'s coming.
Are excited to bring your design talent and fresh ideas to the brand
Were dubbed \"The Creative Guy/Girl\" in highschool for your talented doodles and sketches
Are great at prioritizing your workload and meeting deadlines, even when things get crazy
Have a compelling portfolio that demonstrates your design abilities and style
Enjoy working in a office that blends work and life, and can appreciate having a cold drink in our custom bar at the end of a long day, or playing video games in our arcade to let some steam off, and maybe some days challenging a fellow creative expert to a game of ping pong if they are up for it.
Are a Canadian citizen eligible to work here in Canada at our head office legally (No remote work applicants please)
Are a team player - you work well with people and have a results based mindset. You\'re a winner.
Value self-awareness, intellectual honesty, judgment, empathy and positive energy, often, over experience
Work hard because we love what we’re doing, but we also highly value personal downtime that allows our team to have a great work/life balance - full time employees receive 5 weeks paid time off to re-charge your batteries and enjoy life outside of work.
Will back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging projects, random acts of team-wide fun and awesome coworkers that will become your friends outside of work.
Care deeply about the high quality of design and product we associate our label with and are focused on delivering amazing customer #BeautyService at all levels in the company.
Have a special, open culture, not a dictatorship, which realizes the best ideas can come from anyone at any level
We committed to being one of Canada\'s best places to work