Manager - Design (Footwear)

Abanel consulting
  • Bangalore, Hyderabad, Salem, Kottarakkara
  • Confidential
  • 10-17 years
  • 22 Jun 2015

  • Design

  • Ceramics/ Marble/ Glass/ Rubber, Retail, Apparel/ Garments/ Textiles/ Fashion
Job Description

Exciting job opportunity with Leading Rubber Footwear Industry

Experience : 9 to 17 years in foot wear designing


Responsible for getting product from concept to market - design, scheduling, line-building, and sample co-ordination
Build design visualizations along with well-thought out seasonal product maps, trend boards and product briefs

Ongoing interaction on all aspect of product line plans, briefs, color palette, pricing, themes, graphics, and strategies
Collaborate with development and engineering on line schedules and ensure delivery based on the committed product calendar, ensuring that all developments are on track
Associate with developers to coordinate and develop new materials, constructions, processes and procedures.

Competition analysis - styling, colors, top sellers, strategies
Develop a clear perspective of consumer profiles and upcoming fashion trends and direction through networking & research
Innovation of new designs and technologies based on this insight

Network with sole and component manufacturers for sourcing and development

Work with redesign and adaption of existing design based on market/ customer feedback
Tracking for new product responses from the market and driving market alignment based on such feedback

Education / Experience/ Knowledge and Skill requirements:

Bachelors degree in Design, (Footwear Design desirable) with 9-12 years of relevant work experience in the Footwear Industry
Skills in accurate and proportionate sketching and specifications detailing
Clear understanding of the production process/ materials (non-leather)
Proficiency in Photoshop and experience with 3D design programs.
Good communication and networking skills
Professional qualifications/ certifications from FDDI/ NID
Ability to combine a creative /design focus with delivery with proven milestones
Product portfolios on the ranges worked on

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