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Sr. Designer

Canada Goose Inc.

This is a Contract position in Sherbrooke, QC posted September 21, 2022.

Company Description Canada Goose isn’t like anything else.

We’ve built something great, something special
– an iconic lifestyle brand with an inspirational and authentic story.

At the heart of it is our promise to inspire and enable all people to thrive in the world outside.

To Live in the Open.

At Canada Goose, you’re part of a movement that belongs to something bigger.

One that seeks out the restorative power of nature and is driven by a purpose to keep the planet cold and the people on it warm.

We endure any condition, observe every detail, and are building a community that believes in living bravely and coming together to support game-changing people.

Here, opportunities are everywhere
– to try something new, to learn, to do meaningful and impactful work, and they’re yours for the taking.

Job Description Job Purpose: The Senior Designer will own and execute on all aspects of product concept and design as led by the Design Director.

Working closely with the whole design team and managing/coaching the junior team members, the Senior Designer will partner on a continuous basis to successfully create premium product, supporting the consumer experience and the Canada Goose brand.

The Senior Designer will collaborate cross-departmentally to conceptualize and develop a strong seasonal product assortment appropriate for Canada Goose.

Adhering to the Canada Goose core values, the Designer will be innovative, passionate, relentless, entrepreneurial.

Exceptional project and time management skills are a must, paired with the ability to engage the existing core audience while seeking new ways to build and evolve the premium global brand.

Key Responsibilities: Work with the Design Director, Manager and Design Team to observe and own seasonal calendar, as it relates to the company calendar Responsible for researching designing a designated number of styles from concept to proto approval, managing up to the Design Director.

Responsible for working closely with Merchandising partners to ensure all designs support the business objectives.

Responsible for managing and developing Assistant Designer level as a direct report Entering all data required into PLM and updating as required for all styles determined by the Design Director Participate in and develop seasonal product and concept research to support the Design Director.

Work closely with PDE partners to communicate designs, BOMs and updates/changes throughout the proto process.

Be the independent Design voice in fittings on designated styles.

Lead work with the Materials department to develop and adopt fabrics and trims for designated styles/collections Lead development mock-ups to support seasonal concept Manage Assistant Designer in color key creation and communication for designated styles Travel to vendors and attend trade shows as needed to lead product research and development Collaborate with the Design Director to create the seasonal color palette, owning a portion of the color direction development All other duties as assigned Experience, Education and Designations: BA hons Degree or above in Fashion Design 6 years of applicable working Design experience within an Apparel/ Outerwear Design role Excellent verbal and written communication skills Computer Skill; included proficiency in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is essential Demonstrated ability to take initiative to achieve departmental and corporate objectives Expert level knowledge of Apparel/Outerwear product construction Expert knowledge of materials (fabrics and trims) Excellent presentation skills of both design and final presentation Expert in technical apparel sketching (CAD) Prior experience with Product Line Management (PLM) required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes: Demonstrates strong leadership and management skills Well organized and proficient in time management Extensive experience presenting Design and Concept to a cross-functional audience Extensive experience working in partnership with Merchandising and Product Development Anticipates market needs and how to prepare for them Able to research and conceptualize independently Has a critical eye on the market, runway and current trends Brings newness to the design process through exploratory thinking and executing Demonstrates creative ability that exceeds market expectations Ability to work as a team and maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion Working Conditions: Office & Manufacturing environment/ WFH hybrid Travel required: up to 20%