Eddie Bauer

  • VP, Design & Creative Director

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID
  • Overview


    Lead the Design vision for all Eddie Bauer products. Provide seasonal direction for product concepts with the goal of executing a creative and authentic product driven collection in line with Eddie Bauer business objectives.






    • Provide clear seasonal direction to Design team to grow Eddie Bauer as an authentic, outdoor lifestyle brand.
    • Work closely with leaders in Product and Design on seasonal direction, product deliverables and strategic integration of Sportswear and Outerwear/Gear.
    • Contribute “big ideas” to strategically enhance the brand while keeping in line with company direction and objectives.
    • Lead Seasonal Brand Concept planning and execution.
    • Ensure products are designed to uphold quality and authenticity of Eddie Bauer brand.
    • Develop and present opportunities to aggressively grow the key departments.
    • Deliver continual flow of market trend, innovation and competitive insight, assuring Eddie Bauer is in the forefront of new innovations, technologies and industry directions.
    • Build effective internal and external partnerships to actively promote cross-functional collaboration to insure business goals are achieved.
    • Inspire and lead the design process in others to help achieve results that support brand and business initiatives.
    • Manage teams to meet all calendar deadlines in development cycle.
    • Drive creation of product lines that meet company expectations for sales, profitability, product reviews.
    • Assure that Eddie Bauer product line is unique, brand right, and speaks to the company ethos of the outdoors


    Leadership Expectations:

    • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
    • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
    • Serve as an Eddie Bauer advocate in the industry and marketplace.
    • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
    • As an officer, serve as a leader of company culture, norms, and conduct.
    • Ability to balance a strong management presence with a high level of approachability, encouraging and eliciting associate feedback and interaction.
    • Maintain strong working relationships with peers, especially in Marketing, Merchandising, Visual, PD, Sourcing and other leaders that collectively deliver EB product to our customers.







    Education/Experience Required:

    • Apparel design degree.
    • 12-15 years successful design experience; with 5 years experience in lead Design role (director, VP or comparable position).
    • 7+ years experience effectively leading a team

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

    • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; as well as reach with hands and arms.
    • The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to work in open environment with fluctuating temperatures and standard lighting.
    • Ability to work on computer and mobile phone for multiple hours; with frequent interruptions.
    • Required to travel in elevator or stairwells to attend meetings and engage with associates on multiple floors throughout building.
    • Occasional Hotel, Airplane, and Car Travel.


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

    This is a full-time position.  As an International Retailer, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during periods of high volume.  This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.


    Other Considerations:

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the role.





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