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Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they live, work and play. We are committed to building consumer and commercial Brands That MatterTM while leveraging the benefits of being one company: shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation. Our globally recognized brands include Sharpie, Paper Mate, DYMO, EXPO, Waterman, Parker, Rolodex, IRWIN, LENOX, Rubbermaid, Graco, Calphalon, Goody and Teutonia. This is a job summary which includes essential job duties of the position. More specific information regarding duties may be provided upon request for particular locations and facilities.

General Function :
We are looking for a designer who is passionate about consumer driven fashion executions that drive brand equity and consumer preference. The right person will have strong conceptual, 2D visualization (sketching, Cad mock-ups), and communication skills, be comfortable working on fast paced cross-functional teams and have a leadership approach toward the design process. This position will support and work closely with the Fashion Design Manager to help concept and execute a versatile line of prints, colors and fabrics that are both on trend and saleable for retail market. This role participates in pre-concept meetings with the design team to help develop well balanced and sealable designs for our targeted market. The position reports to the Manager of Fashion Design.

Responsibilities :
Fashion Development: Responsible for researching market and creating designs that are suitable for specified retailers. Must exhibit acute awareness of fashion trends as it relates to market demands with the ability to translate into profitable growth and measurable results. Poses a strong point of view with a sense of style, color and design. Will work closely with Design Manager and team in selecting and developing prints and color ways that meet the fashion merchandising plan. Actively participate in creating and presenting trend and art concepts to design team and key partners. Delivers concepts that leverage consumer insights that have appropriate human factors, relevant innovation, and cost, brand fit, and win with consumers at the first look and touch through the thoughtful pattern, color and fabric application. Pre-Production: Collaborates with cross functional teams to make sure designs are manfacturable and meet cost constraints. Provide artwork packages that comply with production ready standards. Use cad software system to prepare line drawings that provide a clear visual of design intent and execution including pattern and color placement. Preparation of details and loading all specifications into PLM system and Fashion Design integration into the CDI New Product Development Process. Cross Functional Interaction : Key member of the product development team creating consumer preferred fashion designs that deliver core category growth. Collaborate cross functionally with Engineering, Marketing, Sales and other key business functions to develop purpose driven solutions that exceed the expectations of our consumers.
Qualifications
BFA/ BS or equivalent in Fashion/ textile design.
Minimum of 3 years design experience working with cross functional teams.
Proven track record of creativity and innovation.
Organizational skills, aggressive drive for performance, and extremely high levels of personal accountability are required.
Working knowledge of computer aided design systems preferably Photoshop and Illustrator.
Working knowledge of managing specifications in a Project Line Management system.
Evidence of taking initiative and/or leadership on projects.
History of working independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.
Evidence of strong problem solving skills including identify problems, potential problems, and developing solutions.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, planning, and presentation skills and demonstrated the ability to lead by direct control and influence for positive business outcomes. Preferred Qualifications:
Consumer Products Industry experience. Textile knowledge.
Please include a link to your porfolio for consideration.
Newell Rubbermaid and its Business Units are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

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