Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores.
As a market leader with more than 18,000 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.
To design new products and product ranges from scratch or working on improvements to existing products in line with the company’s product calendar. The products will mainly be apparel lines but some accessories and souvenirs may also be needed from time to time. Liaising with the Buyers and Product Developers to ensure the product needs of the business and the partner client are met and executed.
•You will undertake market and trend research to identify key styles for each season.
•The role will be heavily CAD focused and you will be expected to be proficient on Adobe, Illustrator, Photoshop and In-Design to produce detailed product design work
•You will liaise with the Merch, Product Development & Materials Teams to design ranges based on sales history, trend information and will also modify existing core designs.
•You will check samples coming through from the factories and advise of any design alterations to keep in line with the product brief.
•You will liaise with the product developer to ensure the products meet the brief and the design and work from a cost and margin perspective
•This is a fast-paced design role that requires excellent organization skills, and a positive confident attitude.
Knowledge and Experience
•You will ideally have strong industry experience of designing apparel lines.
•You will have a relevant apparel design related degree or suitable qualification and experience
•You will have experience of working with a variety of fabrics, both man-made and natural, including jersey, pique, woven, etc.
•Ideally you will also have experience of some outerwear products in a sports related environment.
•You will be fully conversant with adobe illustrator, photoshop and relevant software programs.
•You will have excellent communication and organization skills.
•You will have experience of delivering to tight deadlines
•You will have strong attention to detail
•You will be able to mix your creative skills with a logical approach.
•A keen interest in sport is desirable but not necessary.
This a great opportunity to join our fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial business, and these are some of the benefits you can expect as an employee.
•The chance to work with world leading sports clubs and brands
•Working within a growing, fast-paced and forward-thinking business
•40% staff discount
•Nationwide Theme Park discounts
•Bike to work scheme
We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at Fanatics. Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day; across all races, gender, gender identities, age, sexual orientation, religion & spiritual beliefs, neurodiversity, disability and all identities of our people both current and future. If you have any requirement(s) for reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact us.
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