Home Depot SENIOR MANAGER TREND AND DESIGN in Atlanta, Georgia
The Sr. Manager Trend and Design will work with the Director of Trend & Design to produce new style directions that reflect market trends and match customer needs. They will partner with Merchants on merchandise selection in design and development of product. This individual will provide insight to industry trend direction and leading edge home fashion ideas that will drive overall merchandising decisions.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
15% - Research overall trends in industry. Consider factors influencing home fashions such as cost, selection of materials, production methods, new technology, safety, fashion trends and business strategy.
20% - Acts as trend and design consultant to the merchandising group and senior leadership team.
20% - Develop an understanding for strong, balanced assortments that include good, better, best strategy and core, must-have items. Provide trend direction in all categories.
10% - Build and manage relationships with suppliers throughout product design and development process, in partnership with merchandising group
15% - Serve as company and Home Depot brand representative in design and development of new product categories
20% - Provide leadership to team of designers, including both internal company associates as well as external designers
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Position Reports to Director Trend & Design
Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. Planning, monitoring and reviewing work of subordinates is required. This may include direct supervision of a shift or the coordination of multiple work groups. Makes recommendations concerning selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5-7 years
Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Bachelors degree in Design or related field preferred
Knowledge of design-related computer software, including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, CAD, Indesign
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Thorough understanding of home fashion market; strong merchandising skills; experience working with mass merchants
Extensive knowledge of design and ability to develop designs
Meeting and negotiation skills
Ability to research and apply market/trend information
Strong management, leadership and communication skills
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