Apparel Designer W/M – SALOMON CHINA

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Company: Salomon
Location: Shanghai (Shanghai), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

We are looking for an Apparel Designer W/M to: 

  • Execute Apparel design, working closely with Apparel Senior Designer and Apparel Creative Director in a timely manner.

  • Design highly desirable, disruptive, innovative and functional apparel products.

  • Create, adapt and update documents used to communicate seasonal design solutions, such as design tech-packs, detailed drawings and colourway presentations.

  • Support and help evolve the current Salomon design language, in alignment to our principles and style.

  • Take feedback relating to style and function, to refine the design accordingly to improve concepts and prototypes.

  • Keep up to date with emerging design and consumer trends as well as general trends relating to soft goods, apparel, materials and technology.

  • Visit tradeshow, suppliers and manufacturers.

  • Explore, Identify and document key aesthetic and technical design elements that can be repeatable across multiple styles. Document and diagram to ensure consistency.

  • Understanding of design to cost concepts 

  • Understanding of consumer and sport practices

  • Guide the brand design identity and quality of product design to junior designers.




  • Needed Work Experience: 5+ years experience in relevant soft goods/Apparel design.

  • Education: Degree in design or equivalent.

  • Specific Skills: 

    • Ability to empathize with consumer needs, attitudes and behavior.

    • Working knowledge of product construction, including basic understanding of patterning and sewing.

    • Knowledge of Apparel/softgoods design and creation processes.

    • Experience in communicating with suppliers and factories.

    • Ability to deliver results on time and on target.

    • International travel required.

  • Foreign Language(s): Fluent spoken and written English.

  • IT Skills: command of Microsoft Office. Excellent drawing software skills; Adobe Illustrator

  • Transversal Skills:

    • Output orientation: Develop and manage operational results: set themselves ambitious targets, achieve them and know when to step back in order to improve the results. Be proactive, assert themselves when making decisions.

    • Sense of customer service: Understand and integrate the needs of internal/external clients, in order to respond adequately in line with the interest of the company.

    • Ability to work as a team member and to collaborate: Promote information sharing and team spirit, contribute to collective efficiency.

    • Ability to lead and/or support the change: Encourage, bring about and manage the change. Be able to question themselves and adjust their behavior and methods (if necessary) to achieve the expected results

    • Creativity and innovation: Explore, make new ideas come to life, striving ceaselessly to improve. Be creative in order to fall within innovation projects regardless of their level of responsibility

    • Professional commitment: Demonstrate passion and personal investment in order to develop our brands and products

    • Integrity and trust: Respect corporate values and the duty of confidentiality.

  • Other Specific Transversal Skills: creativity, ability to contribute to a project


Additional Information

Permanent Contract, Full Time

Job based in Shanghai, China