CreativeBuzz is looking for a Color, Graphic & Material Director for a international sportswear brand. You will work hands-on and together with professional design teams on the development of high fashion sneakers for the EU and Chinese market. Please apply direct with a personal note.

Organization

International sports,- & footwear brand

Function

  • You will be responsible for driving seasonal CGM key stories, directions for 3 main product lines, for men’s and women’s created in Europe and China.
  • You will be responsible for creating iconic hero color-ways, key blocking themes for seasonal brand-driving styles.
  • You will be reviewing, guiding and coaching the design teams across the 3 product lines for seasonal SKU outputs.
  • You will be conducting periodical CGM training courses for the teams.
  • You will be traveling on a bi-monthly to quarterly basis for connecting with the China teams, and learning the China market
  • You will be presenting seasonal CGM stories to product, sales teams for appreciating the insights behind each set of color ways.

Requirements

  • You have at least 3 years of experience directing CGM for footwear (apparel could be considered if you have a great interest and certain knowledge of footwear) in not just sport but even more so preferably in the fashion industry.
  • Advanced level Adobe Illustrator; Photoshop; InDesign; other multimedia tools a plus.
  • 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;
  • A high level of flexibility, ability to cope with pressure and willingness to travel.
  • Strong managing skills and a good team player
  • 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.
  • The company is based close to Amsterdam.

Application

Cecile Bruggink +31 (0) 6 22944926