New York, NY (Currently Full-Time remote due to Covid-19)
Vice President of Design & Product Development
Jonathan Adler is a design company dedicated to bringing Modern American Glamour to our customers’ lives.
Our work environment reflects Jonathan’s personality and the products he creates—inspiring and fun. Our commitment to outstanding design, impeccable materials, and unparalleled craftsmanship is at the core of everything we do—from our Soho headquarters to all of our stores. We offer a wide range of career opportunities, and are always seeking passionate, like-minded individuals to bring Jonathan’s mission to life.
We are looking for a versatile Product Designer & Developer with Furniture and Hard Home experience to work with the VP of Design on new product lines and existing line extensions within the Jonathan Adler brand. This is a challenging and exciting role that will offer the opportunity to design and develop a wide range of product from furniture and lighting to decorative accessories and hard home.
We work under fast paced timelines and are looking for someone with exceptional program skills, product design & development experience, a strong merchandising sensibility and a good work ethic to bring creativity and life to new extensions of the Jonathan Adler brand
Merchandise, develop, and design full new programs and line extensions including but not limited to: furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, hard tabletop, games, bath and seasonal product
Develop creative assets and aid in design direction for Licensing Partners and Brand Collaborations as required
Utilize broad knowledge base of materials, color palettes, patterns, finishes and manufacturing processes to create fully merchandised product lines
Create specification packs to ensure design execution and quality cues are met.
Manage and track all developments from start to finish including:
o Design reference and sourcing specs
o Concept development
o Formal specs
o Vendor communication
o Product development/design feedback through sample process
o Final product design sign off
Travel as needed for product development, sourcing and inspiration, and vendor communication
Communicate regularly with overseas vendor base and agent partners to execute developments across multiple categories
Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Production and Planning to ensure company calendar targets are met for all new product introductions.
Work on special projects as needed and delegated by Jonathan Adler senior management
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Product Design, Interior Design or related field
Minimum 3-5 years industry experience in Product Design with an emphasis in Furniture is highly preferred
Working experience with overseas vendors to develop products within vendor range of capability to achieve both design execution and target pricing
Proficiency and working experience in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
Proficiency and working experience in AutoCAD, Solidworks, Rhino or similar drafting based program
Hand Drawing/Illustrative Skills
Strong Ability to express ideas through design
High level of skill in presentation, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
Flexibility to travel internationally and domestically as needed (*current travel is suspended due to Covid-19 and not expected before late 2021 at soonest)
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V
To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants with no resume or portfolio attached (link or pdf) will not be considered.
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Salary commensurate with experience
Due to the current climate with Covid-19, this role will start as full-time remote. Relocation would not be necessary until late 2021 or until such time as the Covid vaccine is widely distributed, but it will ultimately be preferred as we are a hands-on team with much creative work, collaboration and interaction with samples coming from our New York based design studio.
We will also consider part-time or freelance applications for this role at this time. Please note your preferred working arrangement – full-time, part-time or freelance – in the cover letter of your application. Part-time or freelance applicants would not require eventual relocation.