CreativeBuzz is searching for a Sr. Color & Materials Designer lifestyle footwear for a sportswear brand in Amsterdam area. You will work hands-on and together with a professional team on the high fashion lifestyle sneakers for the Chinese market. Please apply direct with a personal note.

Organization

International sports,- & footwear brand

Function

  • As a color & materials designer you will work close with the footwear designers and designing truly inspired footwear collections bridging sports style and fashion informed by and created for the consumer.
  • Collaborate within the product team to ensure holistic storytelling.
  • Produces trend and travel reports for other members of the product, sales, the marketing teams.
  • Sourcing for materials and maintaining the material library.
  • Hands over tech packs to development teamC
  • Communicates all relevant information needed for development process, including detailed, technical drawings.
  • Works with Development Team and factories to resolve product issues from commercialization to initial Tech packages.
  • Travel and at least 2 to 4 times a year to China to understand how the Chinese market works.
  • In addition, of course, the other necessary trips for trade fairs and shopping trips.

Requirements

  • 5-7 years of footwear color & materials design experience.
  • Advanced level Adobe Illustrator; Photoshop; InDesign; other multimedia tools a plus.
  • Bachelors degree in fashion & trend design
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually.
  • Drive innovation based fashion trends.
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, ever changing work environment.
  • Ability to assist designing for new initiatives and create products with a fresh, innovative perspective.
  • Strong communication, organizational and presentation skills; ability to receive design critique and respond with multiple solutions.
  • A high level of flexibility, ability to cope with pressure and willingness to travel.
  • Strong team player as well as ability to work independently.
  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills.
  • Understanding of materials and their application to footwear designs; understanding of material development processes.
  • Knowledge of English, notions of German is a plus (verbal).

Offer

  • A young, passionate, dynamic and ambitious team.
  • An International and fast growing organization.
  • A solidly built financially strong holding with a sufficient internal network of successful affiliates.
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • This position is based very close to Amsterdam.

Application

Cecile Bruggink +31 (0) 6 22944926