Creative Director

  • Canada
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Loblaw Companies Limited

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role. All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague. Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh is a leading source for modern style and accessible design, offering comprehensive lifestyle collections for men, women and children. Joe Fresh delivers quality and compelling value in categories spanning in apparel, accessories, and footwear.

Joe Fresh collections are polished and sophisticated, with a focus on essential designs that appeal to a broad range of style-savvy consumers. With more than 350 Joe Fresh departments from coast to coast, the Joe fresh network is more than a great place to shop, it’s a great place to work. We’re committed to building our talented team who champion collaboration, kindness, and inclusivity. We are looking for innovative, hardworking, and collaborative team members for our Joe Fresh team.

Join our team in our goal of helping Canadians Live Life Well®. In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us. Creative Director – Concept & Design Job Summary: As the creative director for Joe Fresh, you will be responsible for overseeing the creative aspect of product design from concept to completion. You will inspire the seasonal design strategy through the design process and articulate your vision to the creative design leads from research and development, design trends, fabric knowledge, colour sensibility, and product esthetic .

In addition, you will manage a team of designers for soft accessories and specialty products and ensure the teams execute their ideas both physically and digitally. Finally, you will partner with the buying teams on licensed products (footwear, jewelry, sunglasses, handbags) to ensure the product assortment meets the brand’s aesthetic and ties back to the apparel collection. From a leadership perspective you will help to define KPI’s, set goals, establish guidelines and timelines, collaborate with key external and internal partners, and address any issues and concerns, resolving them efficiently. What you’ll do: Understands market trends and interpret how those trends translate to meet our customers’ needs Works very closely with cross functional partners both internally and externally to seamlessly lead the day-to-day function while supporting corporate objectives Understands how to build a great assortment that is Brand right and meets our business needs Must be able lead and manage a design team and inspire team unity and creativity Effectively communicate design direction to all creative leads each season Manage budget allocated to the design team for the purchase of inspiration samples Design/develop a specific number of style ideas that correspond to the line development plan set each season with the Joe Fresh design sensibility in mind Accountable for the creation and management of the product roadmap/timelines and resources in getting things done (working with all departments to execute) Collaborate with buying team on all licenses product to ensure there is a cohesive message within the apparel assortment Management: Manage, motivate, and grow direct reports Drive the department forward through process improvement and best practices Lead with the Corporate values and principles in mind / Buddy Values Leadership skills that motivate, educate, and empower direct and indirect teams Participate in weekly Cross Functional Meetings, Detail Meetings, Milestone Meetings What you’ll bring: Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design 10 years’ experience in apparel industry Strong product sense, acute understanding of the marketplace, proven experience combined with an analytical, strategic mind A keen eye for identifying and evaluating new business opportunities The ability to grasp and enrich the Joe Fresh lifestyle brand vision Seasoned forward-thinking leadership with proven abilities to successfully execute and bring product to market Proven leadership qualities that include both developing a team and individuals Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

CLO 3D software knowledge preferred and considered an asset Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Prominent level of organizational skills Capable of evaluating and changing priorities on an as-needed basis Must be able to perform efficiently within a fast-paced team environment High attention to detail with a focus on multiple deliverable deadlines How You will Succeed: At Joe Fresh, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today. Employment Type: Full time Type of Role: Permanent How You’ll Succeed : At Joe Fresh, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture.We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today. Joe Fresh recognizes Canada’s diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

About Joe Fresh. Essential Style. Exceptional Value. Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh offers accessible, modern design in lifestyle collections for women, men, and children.

Joe Fresh brings a contemporary point of view to everyday wardrobe favourites full of colour, polish, and thoughtful details. In categories spanning apparel, accessories, and footwear, Joe Fresh provides quality and style for the entire family. In Canada, Joe Fresh products are available in more than 1,450 retail locations; including over 350 Loblaw locations, 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart locations, 7 freestanding Joe Fresh stores and For more information, please visit .

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