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Vice President of Design, Product Men & Women



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with ethical factories around the world. Work with high-quality and more sustainably sourced materials. And share the true cost of every product we make. But there's a lot more work to be done, and we're excited to be growing a team of motivated humans that are up for the challenge.

Everlane is building a first-class design team, and we are currently looking to fill a VP of Design position that will focus on all products across Accessories, Denim M&W, Apparel M&W, and Color & Concepting. You must be passionate, enthusiastic, and rigorous, with an obsessive eye for detail.

As the Vice President of Design; Product you will lead a team of 11 Designers with 5 direct reports. We will expect you to create commercially successful, relevant, and timeless apparel products. From product ideation to final pre-production prototypes, you will be responsible for the design vision in alignment with the Chief Creative Officer. You must also demonstrate leadership, and use creative & analytical skills to set a short-term and long-term strategy for your function and your people with clear goals. To this end, you will work closely with your cross-functional partners in Merchandising, Technical Design, Raw Material Sourcing, and Production. You will be reporting directly to the Chief Creative Officer.

Your day-to-day:

  • Brainstorm new product concepts with CCO, Merchandising partners, and cross-functional thought partners as well as the Design team.
  • Design long-term products and initiate fabric development to satisfy long-term business needs
  • Travel internationally and domestically for inspiration and fabric shows as needed.
  • Strategically develop all Apparel and Accessories products in line with company targets
  • Design and develop a quarterly briefed collection that supports the long-term product strategy as well as seeding new exciting products.
  • Prepare and present quarterly sketch reviews both in larger presentations as well as deliver a Collection overview with Product positioning proposals for Marketing purposes.
  • Guide team to achieve fit direction.
  • Mentor, train, and develop direct reports.
  • Collaborate closely with the CCO and the Design Director to manage calendar, budget, and team activities from weekly touch bases to off-site team building

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 15+ years of experience designing Contemporary Apparel and Accessories.
  • You have 5+ years of experience managing and mentoring teams
  • Proven track record of building and developing collections and have worked at scale
  • Deep technical knowledge of developing fabrics including Denim development & yarns and an understanding of leather.
  • High competency with fittings and ability to communicate clearly around fit intent
  • Strong P.O.V on relevant trend

Fine Print:

California Resident: At Everlane, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. The annual compensation range for this role is $189,000 - $247,000. This range is based on the San Francisco geographic area and the actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and geographic location.

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