Director of Design- Jewelry at Kendra Scott

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About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
Position Overview:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our incredibly talented Design team at Kendra Scott! Reporting to the VP of Design, the primary focus of the Director of Design- Jewelry is to guide the Design team in the timely, effective and on-brand completion of jewelry collections and projects.
Responsibilities:
• Guide Design team to best interpret direction from Design leadership into on-brand, beautiful jewelry collections that meet aesthetic, assortment and business goals
• Oversee design of multiple jewelry collections and accompanying technical processes
• Guarantee standard of best practices for design production process and pro-actively implement improvements
• Review completed jewelry prototypes to ensure that desired aesthetics are translated to finished product
• Partner with Design leadership team to ensure alignment with design intent and assortment goals during prototyping phase and throughout entire design process
• Partner with Product Development and Merchandizing leaders to align and collaborate at key process milestones
• Attend industry conferences, lectures, trade shows, and other avenues of research to keep informed of new product directions and trends
• Maintain a clean, efficient and safe working environment
Design Team Member:
• Champion the Kendra Scott design aesthetic, quality expectation and innovative mindset
• Maintain a high level of communication and collaboration with Design leadership team and peers to ensure continual progress toward timely, accurate and cohesive assortment completion
• Confer within Design team and cross functional teams to establish and assess best practices for
day-to-day operations and organization of all shared design data
• Contribute own and regard others personal aesthetic sensibilities to enrich team perspective
• Must be organized, able to act independently as well as take direction, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment
• Maintain a clean, efficient and safe work space
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• 10+ years’ experience as a jewelry design leader for a high-growth company
• Experience with jewelry fabrication and manufacturing
• Expertise in manufacturing needs for fashion and fine jewelry with focus on achieving aesthetic form and mechanical functionality
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, MS Excel, Illustrator and Rhino preferred
• Ability to sketch and provide other visual directives
• Excellent ability to comprehend and communicate aesthetic and conceptual intent with a particular focus on brand objectives and production capabilities
• Excellent attention to detail
• A strong ability to build cross functional partnerships and work collaboratively
• A proven ability to define and achieve departmental objectives, strategies and develop plans with achievable timelines
• An inventive solutions-oriented mentality
• A growth mindset: track record of leveraging past learnings, encouraging new ideas and smart risk taking in self and others
• Strong communication skills with a proven ability to build cross functional partnerships to make effective decisions collaboratively
• Strong executive presence with ability to compel and inspire internal and external audiences
• High commitment to personal and employee growth and development: empowers team and defines success as having a significant impact on other’s careers
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • jQueryLibraries
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • IllustratorDesign
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Location

Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

How does your team reward individual success?

As a team, we celebrate every win, no matter how big or small. When an individual team member shines with amazing results, we celebrate! Publicly recognizing accomplishments, ensuring the individual gets a little extra visibility, or even just a simple "Thank You" goes a long way in keeping teams engaged and feeling appreciated!

Alli

District Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.

Kirsten

Director, Customer Marketing & E-commerce Merchandising

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.

Laura

Sr. Recruiter- Stores

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.

Kendra

Founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

Nine years ago, I took an Assistant Manager position at our West Village store. That position served as a stepping stone that has taken me beyond my wildest dreams. The relationships I have built in my time at Kendra Scott have helped shape me into the thriving young professional I am today.

Leslie

Director of Retail Training

What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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