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Minimum Job Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design
  • 6+ years of design experience in women’s swimwear and related separates
  • Men’s swim and other active, outdoor apparel design experience a plus
  • Proven track record of designing and commercializing product concepts that meet customer expectations and business objectives
  • Deep understanding of the swim market and relevant competitor landscape
  • Personal experience and understanding of the feel and fit of swimwear apparel
  • Portfolio a must, design project required

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Strong command of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Entourage and PLM systems
  • Understanding of textile surface application programs and 3D design tools (Browzwear/Generation Digital/NedGraphics)
  • Excellent hand sketching, rendering and illustrative skills
  • Extensive knowledge of swimwear fabrications and garment construction (including neoprene and bra cup)
  • Command of synthetic, natural, performance, stretch and sustainable fibers
  • Ability to discern quality of piece goods to achieve desired fit and function
  • Fluent in swim apparel construction, stitching and material terminology
  • Knowledge of state-of-art printing, dyeing and finishing techniques
  • Excellent color senseMunsell color test results helpful

Travel/Schedule Requirements:  

  • Must be able to travel internationally and domestically
  • Must be able to work full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional extra hours to ensure design deadlines are met
Key Competencies:
  • Strong creative and conceptual skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet and maintain schedules
  • Possesses high level of ownership, looks at challenges with a can-do, positive attitude
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates passion and commitment to improving the customer’s experience
  • Open to feedback, willing to consider new ideas
  • Ability to be productive in an open, ever changing, fast paced environment
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication/presentation skills
  • Yoga, fitness, outdoor, climbing or other athletic passion and experience a plus

Physical Requirements:            

Employee must be able to perform essential functions of position with or without reasonable accommodations.

  •    Environment is a typical office setting plus varying settings associated with domestic and international travel and meetings
  • Job typically involves continuous sitting, speaking face-to-face and by phone, and use of computer equipment
  •    Must be physically able to lift or carry up to 10 lbs
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a flexible work environment
Employee Conduct:

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.




This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. 


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