Posted on: June 16, 2021 | Job#: 365963

Senior Designer Women’s Intimates & Swim

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

What you'll do

  • Sets overall direction in Trend and Innovation for Women’s Intimates and Swim including swim outfitting/cover ups.
  • Fully responsible for managing staff in all aspects of entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, fit process.
  • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates staff, along with Manager.
  • Responsible for managing and providing creative direction to design team
  • Needs to have strong relationships with cross functional teams to help create the line from end-to-end process. Working closely with R&D, PD, Tech and Merch to make sure the seasonal line creation is clear.
  • 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.
  • Needs to be a strong partner, communicator and collaborator across intimates/ slounge/ swim, working not only on your product but making sure the stories thread through across the categories and are cohesive to the family messaging. Working in partnership with kids/ baby where applicable for clarity in Big Ideas.
  • Provides overall recommendations and sets tone regarding style and fit of product(s) during presentations.
  • Ensures consistency of look between differing businesses to tell clear Big Ideas (e.g., main line & performance active line where trends cross over. &/or between adult & Kids/Baby)

Who you are

  • In-depth knowledge of design techniques and processes with a focus on swimwear and bra/underwear/intimates expertise.
  • Excellent leadership/management skills.
  • Ability to set overall creative tone and lead creative design process.
  • Ability to convey aesthetic vision to leadership and key vendors, cross functional partners.
  • Excellent sense of style, trend, color, including print & pattern.
  • Proven excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to deal with managerial issues (i.e. career development, performance management).
  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field.
  • 7- 10 years design experience including 4 years of managerial experience.
  • Ability to use personal computer.
  • Frequent travel is required.

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Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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