Manager, Design - Collabs

Requisition ID:  571
Job Location(s): 

CO, US, 80020


The Manager of Collaborations will lead the creation of consumer centric, disruptive, innovative products that engage consumers in the global collaboration landscape. You will be icon-obsessed and share our passion for molded innovation. You are enthusiastic about people development and know how to inspire a culture of creativity within a fast-paced, forward-thinking team. You are enthusiastic about culture and understand how music, art, fashion, and street culture collide. You love to travel and are curious about the world around you.

What You'll Do


Fuel the Business

  • Demonstrate deep understanding of the most forward-thinking consumers and brands globally and how to connect them to the Crocs brand.
  • Bring fresh, disruptive design thinking to create in-depth narrative between Crocs brand and collab partners.
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously, in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Drive concept designs under the direction of our Design Leadership, and collab partners.
  • Manage designs through brand-right concept inspiration, color, form, details, materials, technical drawings, ensuring deliverables are met in a timely manner to the targeted tier of distribution.
  • Leverage global marketplace insights, understand key competitors and how that plays into who we are as a brand and how we drive energy.
  • Have a broad aesthetic/knowledge of culture and the ability to work in both mainline and hype collaborations.
  • Work with the inline team to seed and scale bold ideas that will drive the business.

Be a Great Teammate

  • Collaborate seamlessly within the x functional team.
  • Inspire those around you.

Create the Future:

  • Drive new ways of thinking and explore the unknown using fresh and unique approaches to design problems.
  • Consistently educate yourself in the latest design tools, 3D and innovations.
  • You believe in the power of ideas that define brands and make consumer lives better, with a positive impact on the world.

What You'll Bring to the Table

  • A bachelor's degree in Design, Art, or Fashion.
  • 7+ years design experience, preferably with a background in industrial design, graphic design, and footwear design experience.
  • 2+ years of team management experience.
  • Consistent track record of success at other globally recognized footwear brands.
  • A tastemaker with the ability to throw down incredible jaw dropping design work across footwear, color, and graphics.
  • Understanding of construction, lasts, patterns and materials.
  • Passion for street culture, fashion, music, and what drives and fuels various subcultures.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence and engage others.
  • Ability to delegate, oversee multiple projects efficiently and with agility across your team to ensure design review readiness.
  • Ability to delegate, oversee multiple projects efficiently and with agility across your team to ensure design review readiness.


The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Manager, Design - Collabs 

Salary or Pay Range: 105000 - 120000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Denver