Design Director in San Francisco, CA

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11 - 15 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

about old navyForget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.


what you'll do


  • Sets overall direction in the conceptual development of product lines.
  • Consistently seeks out Global Innovation.
  • Fully responsible for managing staff in all aspects of entire product design process toinclude market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing and fit.
  • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates staff.
  • Responsible for managing and providing creative direction to design staff.
  • In conjunction with Product Development management, responsible for visualizing and determining strategic direction of business; accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to positively affect division/company.
  • Fully responsible for ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy.
  • Oversees selection of fabric and trim.
  • Fully responsible for identifying and executing opportunities for process improvement through immediate staff members.
  • Provides overall recommendations and sets tone regarding style and fit of product(s) during presentation.
  • Ensures consistency of look between differing businesses (e.g., adult/kid, accessory/apparel

who you are

  • In-depth knowledge of design techniques and processes.
  • Excellent leadership/management skills.
  • Ability to set overall creative tone and lead creative design process.
  • Excellent sense of style and color.
  • Proven excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to deal with managerial issues (ie career development, performance management).
  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years design experience including 4 years of managerial experience.
  • Ability to use personal computer.
  • Frequent travel is required.
  • benefits at old navyMerchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • see more of the benefits we offer.