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Design Director Concept

Company name
The Gap Inc.

Location
San Francisco, CA

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Design Director, Concept','233816','!*!Sets overall direction in the conceptual development of product lines.Consistently seeks out Global Innovation.Fully responsible for managing staff in all aspects of entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing and fit.Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates staff.Responsible for managing and providing creative direction to design staff.In conjunction with Product Development management, responsible for visualizing and determining strategic direction of business; accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to positively affect division/company.Fully responsible for ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy.Oversees selection of fabric and trim.Fully responsible for identifying and executing opportunities for process improvement through immediate staff members.Provides overall recommendations and sets tone regarding style and fit of product(s) during presentation.Ensures consistency of look between differing businesses (e.g., adult/kid, accessory/apparel) ','!*!

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

Customer ImpactEmpowermentStrategic Orientation Drives Results

KEY EXPERIENCESMinimum of ten years design experience (preferably apparel).Four years of managerial experience.College degree in Fashion Design or a related fieldExceptional skills

in overall seasonal direction setting, including Mood, Color, Trend Big

Ideas, Key Items as well as Print & Graphic direction.Experience in

analytical brand positioning work which includes design filters and

customer profilingStrong leadership

experience; leading both direct team as well as process and milestone

delivery with wider teams and cross functional partners.Highly creative and

has a strong business growth mindset.Excellent

leadership/management skills with the ability to deal with managerial

issues (i.e. career development, performance management, etc.)Ability to set

overall creative tone and lead creative design process.Excellent

presentation and negotiation skills.Frequent travel is

required. 

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Company info

The Gap Inc.
Website : http://www.gap.com

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