Eddie Bauer

  • VP, Design & Creative Director

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
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  • 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




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