Payless ShoeSource

  • Designer, Womens and Kids

    Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
    Position Type Regular
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    FIND YOUR FIT with Payless ShoeSource as the Footwear Designer, Womens and Kids.


    You know who you are.  And you know what moves you.  That's why your chosen career should fit you as well as your favorite pair of shoes, every step of the way.  And that's what makes a career with Payless ShoeSource the perfect fit for you.


    • Provides footwear trend and design leadership to assigned category(s)
    • Combines trend direction, market intelligence and design leadership to help merchandising team build a compelling product assortment for the Payless customer that delivers results
    • Sets strategic trend, material and detail direction for assigned category(s)
    • Effectively communicates how to translate trends into categories, lifestyles and brands with internal and external stakeholders
    • Collaborates with merchandising to execute designs against seasonal line plan
    • Provides input to merchandising, translating trends into the line building process throughout the end to end process
    • Collaborates with product development team to create detailed design tech packages that enables the factories to execute



    * Note that a Sample of Current Work is a required component of the application process.*

    • A 4 year degree, preferably in Industrial Design or Accessories Design with Footwear concentration
    • 3+ years of increasing responsibility in creative, footwear/accessory design, with at least 1 year experience in a design office setting 
    • Highly creative thinker who can spot trends and develop ideas that will impact the product direction and relevance of product offering
    • Dynamic creative style that can be characterized as hands-on and results-oriented. 
    • Highly artistic, able to render 2D from conceptual directives 
    • Proficient in all Adobe platforms including Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. 
    • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
    • Ability to build effective partnerships with internal and external partners
    • Ability to work across functional areas as an effective communicator and team player.
    • Ability to travel as needed to home office, US markets and abroad 
    • Effective communicator and a team player
    • Kid’s designers it is preferred that you have licensed product experience



    Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

    Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a vast array of style, brand and size selections at affordable prices for every member of the family. Founded in in 1956, today Payless serves millions of customers through our extensive global network of over 3,400 stores and an increasing eCommerce presence. We employ nearly 18,000 associates in over 40 countries worldwide and are committed to providing an inclusive work culture for all members of the Payless team.


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