Topo Designs, LLC is looking for an experienced Product Design Manager to lead and manage Topo designers (apparel, accessories, bag).

Experience/ Education Requirements:
BA or BS degree in Apparel, Textiles, Design (Apparel) or related field and 5+ year’s relevant and progressive experience
5-7 years experience in a design management role in the outdoor and or fashion industries
5-7 years experience with apparel and accessories design in the outdoor and fashion industries

Review and collaborate to create a cohesive collection that that embodies the history of Topo
Oversee and review tech packs and design specs
Help manage apparel and accessory product lines to deliver products that align with our brand Oversee creative direction and concepts for seasonal product lines
Research trends and works closely with Creative Director to create mood boards and identify trends by classification each season
Works with the Production team and Creative Director to develop new fabrics and trims each season
Participate in fittings with both Production team and junior designers to ensure the integrity of the fit and design of apparel pieces every season
Supervise a team of designers
Report to and work directly with Topo’s Creative Director to align all design elements for final production
Coordinate across design teams to maintain product and strategy alignment
Ability to bridge the gap between design, strategy, and execution
Mentor Topo designers, nurture their skills and develop careers

Qualifications/ Skills:
Proven track record of working with designers and creative directors to manage up and down the design department
In-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabric, color, trims and sewing techniques
Experience managing a team of 3+ people
The ability to dive into multiple projects and manage from start to finish
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Must be an excellent problem solver with strong project management skills
A passion for the outdoors
Samples of work/ portfolio must be presented at interview
Proficiency in Adobe Suite - Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Other benefits include medical benefits, an outdoor monetary allowance, and Topo products, as well as a sought after company culture. Send rsum and salary requirement to
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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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