At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with ethical factories around the world. Work with high quality and more sustainably sourced materials. And share the true cost of every product we make. But there's a lot more work to be done, and we're excited to be growing a team of motivated humans that are up for the challenge.
At Everlane, we believe that for our creative talent to do their best work, we need well-structured and smooth internal operations. The Manager of Design Operations will create, implement, and manage key internal processes that will enable the best creative work from our Apparel and Accessories Design team. You understand creative work and how to create effective operations to unleash creativity. You will build the right environments, processes and tools to ensure that the design team can run effectively, following the milestone calendar from concept through the actualization of Product. This highly collaborative role supports the VP of Apparel and Accessories Design and reports into the Chief Product Officer.
This is a new role at our company: you will create, implement, and manage key internal processes that will enable the best creative work from our team.
Partner with VP of Design to ensure milestone presentation deliverables are on track
Coordinate, manage, and schedule of existing design milestones in line with calendar expectations
Evaluate Design team workload (current and projected) and build perspective on opportunities
Represent the Design team on key company initiatives and collaborative projects (implementation of new systems, etc)
Advocate for processes that amplify design creativity while satisfying the business needs
Manage contractor requests and approvals as well as contracts with legal.
Track the design budget, including samples and T&E, working with CPO to adhere to budget
Create hard and soft structures that will allow the team to thrive
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
8+ years experience working in a fast-paced environment, ideally in a Design Operations role, as a creative chief of staff, or similar
Excellent project management skills with the ability to work swiftly, efficiently, prioritize tasks and workload on behalf of a team, and keep track of multiple streams of work
Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal skills and cross-functional leadership
You have a strong design acumen, with a passion for design, culture, trend, and sustainability; this helps you to successfully advocate for and represent design with other teams
Comprehensive knowledge of product development calendars and milestones; experience with PLM systems strongly preferred
Understand how creatives work, their needs and their mindset, experience working with creatives required.