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Sr. Director, Digital Product Creation

Tapestry

New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

 

Primary Purpose:

The Sr. Director, Digital Product Creation will serve as the leader responsible for creating and managing 3D digital assets in the end-to-end process from concept to consumer.  The role includes overall responsibility for developing and managing digital assets across brands and product categories, maximizing utilization amongst cross-functional partners in the development process.  The Sr. Director Digital Product Creation will also be the point of contact and work closely with Business leaders across the enterprise to drive adoption and use of these assets in customer-facing functions.

 

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Digital Product Creation to...

 

  • Define and develop the vision and strategy for our 3D Digital Development team
  • Work closely across Product Development, Design, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising teams to understand the business needs, goals and expectations
  • Champion, create, implement and embed the digital product creation process into brand PDTs and align with cross-functional partners
  • Bridge the gap between technology and product teams, advancing technology into the development process to increase speed, agility, creativity and effective communication
  • Extend reach across the business to seek out and explore opportunities to utilize digital assets in customer-facing areas
  • Research and champion use of new software, tools and equipment to grow knowledge and leadership position in product development
  • Manage and implement short and long-term strategy critical to drive digital evolution across product categories and brands
  • Oversee and actively guide team to set and achieve their goals, ensuring proper support and training are provided
  • Mentor and provide opportunities to team members for their career growth and development
  • Embody a culture of innovation and continual process improvement, creating space for new ways of working, testing and learning

 

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • 10+ years of experience in fashion retail product development, creation of 2D and 3D renderings, models, simulations and prints
  • Skilled and adept in use and applications of 2D and 3D CAD programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Modo, CLO, Browzwear, and Substance
  • Extensive experience working in partnership with technology teams and the business to research, select and implement software and equipment to best serve the brand’s needs
  • Deep understanding of development process and utilization of 2D CAD, 3D digital creation software and 3D equipment
  • Experience building, running and managing a studio team that can balance multiple projects, priorities and timelines
  • Demonstrated knowledge on how the 3D team supports and enables the development process and drives for results accordingly
  • Ability to work in an extremely collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Strong customer orientation and creative drive

 

An outstanding professional will...

 

  • Be a confident leader with a strong presence, proven influencing and negotiating skills both internally and externally
  • Have a global mindset while understanding and considering local needs
  • Possess courage to take ownership of their decisions and guide and push back in a diplomatic manner even when faced with dissenting points of view
  • Have 5+ years of proven management experience and success at developing a team and individuals
  • Have the ability to drive initiatives and tactics required to meet and exceed goals
  • Move easily from strategic to tactical and back.

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-DC Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

Req ID:  93310


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