Designer, Technical Outdoor Apparel

  • Arlington, VT

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Designer, Technical Outdoor Apparel

178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250, USA, Sunderland, VT, USA

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

For more than 160 years the Orvis name has stood for apassion for the outdoors and customer satisfaction. We are seeking a Designerfor Technical Outdoor Apparel to join our team and ensure flawless execution ofproduct and design vision from concept through completion by creating andexecuting compelling design concepts and styles that meet and exceed the Orvisbrand and business expectations. TheDesigner is a key product & design leader, evangelist and contributor tothe department. In this role you will provide design inspiration and conceptualdirectives for responsible categories in alignment with the Men?s and Women?sApparel categories.

We firmly believe that the only way for Orvis to achieveits vision, is to have a company culture that is supportive and inspires theindividuals who will get us there. Our associates take pride in our world-classservice and products, treating customers, vendor partners, and each other withintegrity and mutual respect. We work in a supportive, team-oriented environment,focusing on performance, continuous improvement, and exceeding our customers?expectations.

The Orvis Company and our associates are committed togiving back to our communities and protecting nature. We invite and inspireassociates to connect with the adventure and wonder of the outdoorworld.?Come join us in a life outdoors. We believe the most meaningfulexperiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by itsendless possibilities.

The Designer for Technical Outdoor Apparel will report tothe VP of Design, Development, Sourcing and will partner with Merchandising,Planning, Sourcing, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Creative departments. Itis an individual contributor role that will not involve supervision.

This position is based in our Home Office in Sunderland,Vermont. Our Vermont location is?a dog-friendly office, so you may have afew 4-legged office mates as well. Orvis Dogs at Work

? Responsible for driving the design, fit execution andspecifications for innovative, technologically advanced products of the highestlevel

? Research and identify trend directions; createconcept/mood boards, analyze collections, shop stores; perform competitiveanalysis; pull and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation boards formeetings, mock-ups, color-ups, inspirational photos

? Interface with the VP and Director of Product Designand Development, Sourcing and manufacturing partners to meet productintroduction timelines

? Work closely with Wholesale Team to ensure on scheduledelivery of photography, show, marketing and rep samples

? Travel to factories, vendors, regional training eventsand industry trade and sourcing shows

? Adhere to and enforce all Design & Process calendardeadlines

? Partner and work directly with Product Developmentthroughout the development process

? Collaborate with Merchandising to design according tostyle plans, sales needs and emerging trends

? Prepare presentation boards (Sketches, color ups,fabrics) and present for key seasonal meetings

? Work with Tech Design team to ensure proper fit and enduse

? Create Illustrator sketches; review line sheets;develop initial tech packs

? Guide, mentor, and partner within team and acrossdepartments

? Presentation skills and ability to influence

? Resourceful, creative and efficient when faced withmultiple projects or challenging deadlines

? Proven verbal and written communication skills

? Ability to develop strong working relationships

? Alignment with the Orvis Core Values

? Minimum of 5 years of design experience in both men?sand women?s technical apparel

? Strong aesthetics and ability translate aestheticrequirements to the needs of the Orvis brand

? Strong sketching and design capability

? Extensive knowledge of technical fabrics, construction,and fit

? Knowledge of the Fly Fishing and Outdoor Industries

About Orvis ?

In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company inManchester, Vermont, offering superior fly-fishing equipment, and pridinghimself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, Orvis is the trustedsource for the discovery of adventure and the wonder in the natural world. Formore than a century and a half we have loved the wild, explored it, andprotected it. At our core, we are a fly-fishing and wingshooting brand,inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. We are theworld leader in fly fishing, but our passion for nature and the outdoors fullyextend to our offerings in a wide assortment of men?s and women?s sportswear,fine gifts and home furnishings, luggage, and travel accessories. We are anindustry leader in dog beds and innovative dog products. Our culture of ?WeLove Dogs? inspires us to be a central source of education and information forall dog lovers. We offer fine shotguns, gear, and technical apparel forwingshooting and sporting clays, and Orvis sporting services also includefishing and shooting schools, an international sporting and eco-travel agency,the Orvis-endorsed network of lodges, outfitters, and guides, andOrvis-endorsed hunting dog trainers and breeders. Each product and the serviceswe offer is rooted in our heritage, inspired by our love of the wild, andbacked by superior customer service and a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.

Privately owned by the Perkins family since 1965, Orvisis headquartered in beautiful Southwestern Vermont with major operations inRoanoke, Virginia and the United Kingdom. Today Orvis is an international,multi-channel retailer with approximately 1,700 employees. Our award-winningwebsite,, offers more than 5,000 products with 32 millionvisits/year. The company mails more than 44 catalog editions each year with atotal annual circulation in excess of 45 million. As of 2017, Orvis has 70retail stores and 10 outlets in the US, and 18 retail stores in the UK. Ourwholesale division services more than 500 independent dealers worldwide. TheOrvis blog ( offers a wide variety of editorial andeducational content to more than 2.5 million visitors per year, with extensivearticles and videos about fly fishing, wingshooting, dogs, conservation, andmore. Our Learning Center ( provides the mostcomprehensive collection of online videos and resources devoted to teaching theworld how to fly fish.

At Orvis, we firmly believe in a company culture that issupportive and inspiring to the individual. It is inherent that Orvis create aworkplace atmosphere that allows all our employees to reach their maximumsuccess within the company. Orvis strives to have a workplace where associateswill come to work every day being fully engaged in helping the company meet itsgoal of exceptional customer service while producing profits necessary to besuccessful long-term. Orvis offers competitive compensation commensurate withscope of responsibilities and experience required; plus a comprehensivebenefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, 401Kwith a company match, generous Associate Discounts, and other excellentbenefits.

To learn more andconnect with Orvis, please visit us online

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  • 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250, USA
  • Sunderland, VT, USA

  • Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist

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