Senior Designer, Women's Performance Apparel

5 months ago
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Pos. Category
Product Design


New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?



Design statement level products that meet the category and overall brand creative direction.



  • Anchor designer for category.
  • Works with Design Lead and product marketing team to develop concepts, sketches, and product ideation for assigned categories against product briefs within the deadlines established. Creates top sheets/colorway pages, technical sketch details for the development team to utilize in expediting apparel tech/spec packages.
  • Assist in setting category design vision.
  • Translates market input into innovative designs. Incorporates fresh, contemporary market-right ideas into designs.   Pushes design boundaries to incorporate innovate yet brand sensitive and pioneering ideas.
  • Prepare and deliver effective design presentations (visually and verbally) that sell ideas effectively. Assimilates constructive feedback with advanced active listening skills.
  • Work with lead designers/design managers to ensure consistency across footwear and apparel.
  • Participates in creative vision during off sites and other design events.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design or Fashion Design and a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the apparel industry.
  • Supervisory experience a plus.
  • Strong skills in core design competencies: drawing and sketching, the ability to visualize in three dimensions.
  • Required: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop; InDesign a plus.
  • 2D-3D drawing by hand or computer and have ability to visualize.
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of apparel design, construction, materials, sourcing and commercialization.
  • Must be deadline-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Domestic and international travel required.

Our Benefit Offerings:


We’re happy to provide traditional benefits, but to us, the greatest benefit of working at New Balance is taking advantage of additional programs that will enhance your life at work and at home as you grow with our business. Our benefits, at a glance, include:

  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Generous vacation package and paid holidays
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Discounted Health Club Memberships
  • Corporate Gift Matching
  • 40% associate discount


Your Career Development:


While the company looks to achieve strategic goals, each associate is encouraged to take ownership and mold their development process as they conquer their personal aspirations. To guide you in the process we offer traditional and nontraditional development opportunities, including mentor programs, to help you move your body or career, in which our executives participate as mentors. We also offer customized team sessions, on and off-site seminars and tuition reimbursement.


New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran


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