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VF Corporation The North Face: Apparel Color Designer, Creative Direction Team in Denver, Colorado

Now that you’ve found the job description, what’s next?

At The North Face we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration. We were born to Explore, Disrupt and to Lead. We were born to Love Wild Places and to Spark Curiosity. We believe that exploration is a mindset - both on the mountain and off the mountain - and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places, and people.

So, before we get to the job details, take a minute to learn a little more about us – our values and our culture. If you can see yourself working side-by-side with a team of adventure-loving people, The North Face just may be the place for you.

To learn more about our values and our culture, visit The North Face Careers (https://www.thenorthface.com/en-us/about-us/careers) or www.thenorthface.com (https://www.thenorthface.com/en-us) .

What will you do?

The Apparel Color Designer is a key member of the color palette creation team sitting in the Global Creative Direction team reporting into the Color Director. This role contributes to new directional, brand relevant color palettes that address the needs of our global market at multiple customer touch points.

Let’s break down that day-in-the-life a bit more.

  • Create seasonal color palettes through global market analysis, trend research and brand DNA. Work in conjunction with the Creative Direction team on new seasonal concepts and storytelling.

  • Work as a conduit to regional color insights to input into the global macro direction.

  • Propose a merchandising color flow each the season, while considering color and product lifecycle at retail.

  • Build effective presentation materials that communicate color direction related to the brand’s objective

  • Maintain calendar deadlines and deliverables that result in a timely completion of seasonal product lines.

  • Communicate collection specific color application to cross-functional teams

  • Apply color on 2D, 3D and 4D CADs to visualize colored up product to ensure coordination of merchandisable collections.

  • Successfully influence color decisions across functions with full accountability and ownership for the outcome as well as the process.

  • Work closely with global teams on brand color alignment. Evaluate and adopt regional colors as needed.

  • Responsible for maintaining accuracy of global color palette, managing color tools and communication of color standards throughout the organization and global teams.

What do you need to succeed?

We all have unique skills that we bring to work and celebrate every day. For this role, there are foundation skills you’ll need to succeed and excel. Additionally, while formal education in a related field is great to have, we are most interested in your 3-5 years of experience and professional achievements in a design environment working with colors, palette development and/or color trends.

The foundation skills you will need in this position are:

  • Solid awareness of global outdoor, lifestyle and streetwear trends and the and the ability to interpret these trends though the TNF lens.

  • Knowledge of the product design and development process

  • High proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and Powerpoint in a Mac environment

  • Proficiency in 3D CAD tools is considered a plus and should be highlighted in application process

  • Flexible and able to adapt to new ways of working.

  • Possess effective communication and presentations skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

What do we offer you?

At The North Face, we know you expect as much from us as we do from you. That is why we make a commitment to support and grow our people. We offer extensive development and growth opportunities for your current and future positions, a competitive compensation package, and a strong benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and 401(k).

Our commitment extends beyond this and into your daily work life. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture based on respect, connection, and authenticity. Our focus on DEI is at the foundation of who we are and what we do.

To learn more about The North Face’s benefits package, follow this MyVFBenefits.com (https://www4.benefitsolver.com/benefits/BenefitSolverView?page_name=signon&co_num=30716&co_affid=vfcorp) and click “Looking to Join VF”.

To learn more about The North Face’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, go to www.thenorthface.com.

Now WE have a question for YOU.

Are you in?

Hiring Range :

$73,440.00 USD - $91,800.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential : This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation : You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

P lease note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

At VF, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at peopleservices@vfc.com . VF will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Pursuant to all applicable local Fair Chance Ordinance requirements, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, VF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.