Founded in 1973, Timberland® is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong.
Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying - and protecting - nature.
This position is a part of the Timberland PRO® team, which champions professional tradespeople around the world. Timberland PRO has grown to be one of the largest work safety brands in the footwear and apparel space by building on the tradition of craftsmanship and innovation that started with Timberland’s iconic yellow boot.
The Timberland PRO brand exists to help men and women in the trades conquer their workday. Timberland PRO is committed to innovating and evolving, engineered with technologies to provide the very best in comfort, durability and performance all day long.
At the heart of Timberland and Timberland PRO is the core belief that a greener future is a better future. This comes to life through a decades-long commitment to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors, and strengthen communities around the world.
Timberland is a VF Corporation brand. VF is one of the world’s leading apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations, and a commitment to deliver innovative products and create long-term value for its employees, customers and shareholders.
To learn more about Timberland and Timberland PRO and share in our mission to step outside, work together and make it better, visit one of our stores, go to or follow us timberland and timberlandpro.
The role :
We are looking for an outstanding Apparel Designer to join our team in Stabio, Switzerland.
As part of the Timberland PRO Product Creation team at Timberland you will design relevant and innovative apparel, suited to the brand, ensuring alignment with the brand seasonal direction and the global business needs.
Innovation is at the core of what we do. You will utilize your technical expertise and exceptional design skills to deep dive into our consumer’s needs and bring an analytical and forward-thinking approach to the world of workwear that meets expectations in terms of value and cost.
An integral part of the team you will interact constantly with category team members in development and product management to deliver the appropriate execution for the target consumer audience.
You will be responsible for ensuring design practicality, conformity to industry specifications and meeting merchandising business needs.
Striving to craft apparel that combines innovation whilst staying true to the brands Heritage and DNA.
Primary accountabilities :
Work in close partnership with Developer and PM on the designated category
Propose innovative design solutions (style / fabric / finish / detail / color) that is in line with strategic creative direction and consumer profile.
Monitor product development to ensure style, fit, quality and industry compliance
Support Design Manager in execution of seasonal concepts and briefs
Address target worker, wearing occasion, market opportunities
Deliver Inspiration, style & product concept boards or sketches
Join Materials selection with Material specialists, Developer, Manager
Color application in collaboration with Color specialists and Design Manager
Preparation and creation of technical CAD drawings
Meet expectations on accuracy and on-time delivery along product calendar
Facilitate agile decision making on prototype review and revision
Develop awareness of our channel of distribution in EMEA, AP, NA regions
Be an engaged and committed team-mate, Be a facilitator in negotiations
How You’ll Make A Difference
Education : Bachelor’s degree or (equivalent) in Apparel or Consumer Product Design.
Experience : 3-5 years’ experience in the workwear / outdoor apparel market in a comparable design position. Preferably with experience of more than one brand / distribution levels.
Languages : Fluent English essential; additional language is a plus.
Timberland Purpose Ambassador
Portfolio of work demonstrating; Sketch work and concept building, trend awareness, brand relevancy and consumer awareness, technical / CAD ability.
Pattern cutting and construction knowledge
Ability to innovate and problem solve based on specific job profiles
Knowledge in 3D Product Creation Software eg : Browswear, CLO.
Strong organizational and communication skills
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and the flexibility to manage and adapt to change
A team player able to work within a cross-functional team which supports project management and development.
Good presentation skills
Demonstrated strength in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Email (Outlook)
In-Design, Keynote, Excel and Word.
What’s in It for You?
Along with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits program, we offer a flexible, casual work setting, up to eight weeks of paid parental leave, 40 hours of paid community service and generous employee discounts on all our amazing VF brands.
And it’s not just our products which set us apart from others, it’s our people! We believe they deserve to be nurtured and looked after.
That’s why, on top of comprehensive benefits, we offer much more :
An inclusive environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together.
If you like what you’ve read and want to join our team, we’d love to hear from you!