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Product Design Manager, Jerseys

Full-timeDesign manager$152,100-$200,000*
Tampa, United States
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Company Overview
Fanatics is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximizes the presence and reach for preeminent sports partners globally. Leveraging long-standing, often exclusive relationships with more than 900 sports properties, a database of more than 90 million consumers worldwide and a trusted brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape by building the leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings including e-commerce and licensed merchandise, physical and digital trading cards and collectibles, and online sports betting and iGaming.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end physical and digital collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform.
As a market leader with more than 10,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.   

Manage a team of Apparel Designers with ownership of PRO uniform design and locker room apparel. Collaborate with Creative Director to develop creative direction for seasonal direction. Lead creative design and development based on creative direction, product brief and line plan strategy. Work closely with Graphic Design managers to create consistent storytelling across PRO uniforms and brand initiative. Collaborate with cross-functional teams including Product Development, Sourcing and Merchandising on complete product strategy to meet financial targets. This person needs to be results and detail oriented, team player with a passion for sports.

Responsibilities

  • Manages a team of designers to execute PRO uniform and locker room apparel design which meet brand standards.
  • Provide key direction to team on the design and development of silhouettes and details, driving innovation, global trend and seasonal.
  • Drive and lead advanced innovation.
  • Collaborate with Apparel Design Director on seasonal creative direction.
  • Demonstrate advanced to expert-level knowledge of technical apparel, pro jersey construction and product creation process.
  • Partnering with Merchandising, Sourcing and Development teams to create a smooth transition between initial concepts and final products.  
  • Manage internal and external staff on development of product lines. 
  • Ensure design intent is carried through to final product. 
  • Work closely with development team to ensure design intent is carried through to final product.
  • Responsible for balancing Team identities with creative opportunities to elevate the league brands as well as Fanatics Brand through visual storytelling. 
  • Strong knowledge of trends, consumer insights, new opportunities, and competition 
  • Brainstorm new business opportunities with Product Line Managers, Sales, and Marketing contacts 
  • Comfortable presenting design concepts and assortments during reviews and presentations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design, Merchandising, or related field with 5+ years professional experience.A commensurate level of 7+ years professional experience in apparel / sports uniform design is acceptable without a degree. 
  • Portfolio of previous work required. 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing people 
  • Experience in licensed sports strongly preferred 
  • Expert knowledge of apparel design, trims and garment styling and construction techniques 
  • Expert knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management systems 
  • Knowledgeable on latest creative software programs, techniques, and applications 
  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills both internally and externally 
  • Ability to create and execute in a deadline-oriented environment 
  • Individual is able to network and have a professional and positive attitude with internal and external clients and teams 
  • Demonstrate openness to new ideas and differing opinions 
  • Must have strong organization skills in order to troubleshoot and manage multiple projects 
  • Must be results focused and highly detail oriented 
  • Resolve problems timely and delivers decisions and direction in a professional manner 
  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling the individual to interact effectively with people at various levels  
  • Familiarity with U.S. Sports and properties and a passion for great product and design 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure and deliver projects under tight deadlines
  • Sports fan is a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the job 
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud.  Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Feel free to ask your recruiter for a phone call or other type of communication for interview, and ensure your communication is coming from a Fanatics or Fanatics Brand email address.  For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Product Design Manager, Jerseys position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $152,100-$200,000*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Fanatics
Fanatics, Inc. is an American online manufacturer and retailer of licensed sportswear, sports collectibles, NFTs, trading cards, and sports merchandise, as well as sports betting and iGaming.
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Industry
Manufacturing, Retail
Founded
2011
Size
5K-10K employees

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