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Sr. Director UX


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.

 Job Title:  Sr. Director, User Experience

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across our global house of brands (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.

As the Sr. Director of User Experience, you will help define and evangelize Tapestry’s UX design processes. You will be both player and coach, hiring and mentoring top talent. Although you have a strong creative mind, you also have years of knowledge leading the tactical side of user experience design, which includes how experiences get designed with customer input (lean UX, design thinking etc..), absorption and retention of industry best practices and trends, and the ability to work seamlessly with business, product and engineering teams to execute flawlessly.        


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to...  

  • Hire, lead and mentor a team of UX/UI Designers.
  • Lead holistic digital design strategy partnering with all Tapestry brands, while also being hands on designing from ideation through final creative.
  • Partner with brand, engineering and product to create a reusable design system to accelerate scalability, establish digital standards (quality), and improve speed to market.    
  • Lead efforts to help the organization transform by adopting lean UX processes, evolving quality by checking with customers frequently and pivoting approach based on input from many input sources.           
  • Be the gatekeeper for all UX requests, set executional and operational excellence standards.  
  • Foster Tapestry’s culture and principles within the team and inject new cultural values to drive innovation.
  • Ability to keep track of competitive industry trends and shift UX standards at the right time.


The accomplished individual will possess...  

  • 12 years of experience in a digital UX/UI Design role.
  • 5-7 years of experience managing digital design teams focused on web and/or native app design.
  • Strong Portfolio of UX-focused work for web and mobile applications.
  • Ability and experience presenting work, and selling concepts, strategy and final designs to cross-functional partners.
  • Proven experience with user-centered design methods.
  • Experience with interaction design, specifically animation and motion, and ability to use tools to express how interactivity works.  
  • Full proficiency in Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Experience with prototype tools such as InVision or Framer X.
  • Retail, ecommerce experience a plus but not required.       



Our Competencies for All Employees

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Managerial 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.

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-JG1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  60607

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