MOHAWK

Designer II

US-GA-SUGAR VALLEY
Job ID
2017-33891
FLSA Status
Exempt
MOHAWK
Job Group
Product Development

Overview

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 Are you Mohawk Material? We’re the biggest and the best flooring company in the world, and we are looking for the best Designer II professionals to support our continued growth! At Mohawk there are always opportunities for high performing professionals to excel! Are you the best? If so show us what you are made of and come build your career with us!

 

The Production Designer serves as the producer and communicator of trend research and trend analysis for Product Development with regard to national accounts and New York Market development.  This role, which reports to the Creative Director, communicates the Design Department’s creative vision to internal and external customers.  This position ensures that design, color, and story are translated in a pure, authentic expression.  This role produces and presents trend presentations using PowerPoint, 3D trend boards, and 3D vignettes.  This role establishes time lines, line plans, and action plans to execute strategic products to be showcased at New York Market.  This position also helps develop strategic products for national accounts and line reviews.  This is a very proactive role and requires someone who is self-starting, disciplined, patient, and detail-oriented.  This is a unique role because it requires strengths in many aptitudes:  product design, graphic design, vignette design, discernment of fashion, industry knowledge, creative writing, communication and presentation.   

Responsibilities

The Production Designer’s primary objective is to research fashion trends, across all price points, and to communicate those trends in a professional way to Mohawk Home’s teams and customers. 

  

  • Proactively research and organize all apparel (runway) fashion trends and colors. 
  • Proactively research and organize all home accents and fashion trends and colors.
  •  Proactively research and organize in-store assortments of top 3 customers. 
  • Create electronic PowerPoint presentations to support market research and formally present to internal and external customers. 
  • Create 3D trend boards to support market research and formally present to internal and external customers. 
  • Create 3D trend vignettes to support market research and formally present to internal and external customers. 
  • Formally present trend analysis to Design Department seasonally. 
  • Formally present trend analysis to customers as requested by Sales Team. 
  • Travel to New York, High Point, Las Vegas, Atlanta Markets as needed to research trends. 
  • Travel to customer’s headquarters to present trends and products as needed. 
  • Work with Creative Director to provide detailed line plans of product development for markets. 
  • Work with Creative Director to provide detailed line plans of product development for national account line reviews. 
  • Organize and present trend analysis to Mohawk Home creative teams. 
  • Work with Design Director to new yarn systems and innovative constructions. 
  • Provide and generate names for prospective and existing products. 
  • Provide creative writing of new products and collections to publications and marketing. 
  • Work with Marketing Department as needed to plan for vignettes.

Qualifications

4-year Degree in Business, Merchandising, Sales

 

Skilled presenter

 

Instinctive market researcher

 

Understanding of trend, color, design, and fashion from high end to entry level

 

Excellent communicator verbally and in writing

 

Enthusiastic about Mohawk product and brand

 

Able to be flexible with hours beyond 9-5

 

Physically construct storyboards, mood boards, and trend vignettes

 

Ability to see the overall picture and idea

 

Big-picture-thinker

 

Patient, disciplined disposition

 

Proficient in PowerPoint

 

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled (EEO/AA M/F/D/V) 

 

 

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

 

Mohawk Industries, Inc offers a comprehensive compensation package that includes a wide variety of benefit options so that individuals can tailor plans that are right for him or her. Benefits include health care with a prescription card, dental/vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, employee purchase discounts, tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate programs and much more.

 

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