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Technical Design Manager

| Austin

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 available to join our incredibly talented Design team at Kendra Scott! Primary responsibilities will include overseeing the creation of technical specification documentation and related internal communications necessary to effectively and efficiently sample product created by the Design team.
• Oversee the technical specification documentation and internal handoff communication on behalf of Design team to cross-functional partners
• Create and maintain Visual Assortment sheets in Photoshop that capture all jewelry collections
• Lead Technical Design team to implement new or improved “best practices” in collaboration with cross functional partners
• Lead technical specification team to meet deadlines
• Establish standards for technical specification documents and technical packets
• Proofread and edit specification sheets, training the team to produce the highest quality documentation
• Oversee and/or create and input stone and material orders into tracking sheet
• Leader in the manipulation of metal and stone based on style requirements in Photoshop
• Participate in and/or lead relevant meetings with Design team and cross-functional departments
• Own follow-up communication on product expectations to technical development team
• Maintain consistent communication with Design leadership to achieve best results in all areas of responsibility
• Maintain Design Excel Tracker
• 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 and peers to
ensure continual progress toward timely, accurate and cohesive assortment completion
• Confer within Design team and cross functional teams to develop and assess best practices for
day-to-day operations and organization of all shared design data
• Contribute your own and regard others’ personal aesthetic opinions to enrich team perspective
• Maintain a clean, efficient and safe working environment
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• 7+ years’ experience as s Technical Jewelry Designer for a high-growth company
• A proven ability to lead and execute with consistent delivery and reprioritize based on evolving business needs
• Excellent ability to communicate 3D information with a particular focus on
production/manufacturing capabilities
• Knowledge of costume and fine jewelry construction-stone settings as well
as working mechanisms including clasps and hinges
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
• Excellent attention to detail
• Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop:
o Creating pictures of faceted stones
o Editing chain to fit into a specific shape
o Building mockups of styles
o Recolor mockups according to seasonal colorways as needed to assist cross-functional teams
• 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
• A strong ability to build cross functional partnerships and work collaboratively
• A growth mindset: desire to learn, grow and embrace new ideas
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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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

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Home Office vibe is exactly how it sounds- it feels like home. It's exciting because you never know what daily surprises are in store-Kendra could be walking around in a unicorn costume giving everyone hugs or our Fun Committee may be hosting a happy hour in the cafe to relieve the stress of a busy week. This place is truly one of a kind!


Store Technology Analyst

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.


eCommerce Merchandising & Email Marketing Manager

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.


Talent Acquisition Specialist

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.


Founder and CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

All of them! I just finished a new warehouse management system implementation and we have a roadmap full of system investments slated for 2018, all of which are critical to fuel our continued success! I love that I get exposure to ALL systems at Kendra Scott, including ERP, POS, WMS, & E-comm- experience I'd be hard pressed to gain anywhere else!


Program Director

What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours

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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