Sr. Designer, Footwear SMU

Requisition ID:  1772
Job Location(s): 

Westwood, MA, US, 02090


We’re looking for a Sr. Footwear Designer to join the fastest growing brand in the footwear industry! Reporting to the Director, Footwear Design, and as the Sr. Footwear Designer you will have the opportunity to build a global collection based on comfort, style, and an easy everyday feel.  In this specialized role, you will own and support SMU, supporting where needed on Key Account/Partner creations. We are looking for individuals that have a passion for the consumer, the HEYDUDE brand and innovation.

What You'll Do

  • Design unique and exciting concepts that are commercial and feasible in a time sensitive manner to support brand partners, key Fastlane Initiatives, Key Account/Partners.
  • Research awareness of broad marketplace understanding across all channels, including both fashion and sport lifestyle influences.
  • Collaborate and use creative problem solving to support Category Management and Product Development needs and challenges.
  • Apply Material, Color, Pattern & Graphics to concepts throughout the Seasonal Design Process and off calendar timelines. Provide a strong proficiency with thoughtful and elevated outcomes.
  • Communicate ideas for business needs that are relevant to the Hey Dude consumer from trend & market research reports to concept & presentation sketches and technical drawings and revisions.
  • Work closely and collaborate with cross-functional teams, Category Management and Product Development, to ensure footwear designs will meet targeted briefs for cost and consumer demand and will implement in a bulk production setting.
  • Support & deliver designs through brand-right concept inspiration, form, detail, materials, color/print application, technical drawings, and cost; ensuring results are met in a timely manner.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with the entire product team on trend & consumer research, marketplace travel & design inspiration.

What You'll Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design or related field.
  • Minimum 5-8+ years’ experience of designing footwear products.
  • Expert with tools of footwear design – concept sketching, technical drawings with multiple views in 2D & 3D form. 3D design program knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong technical background and proficient in Adobe CC: Illustrator & Photoshop.
  • Possess a working knowledge of footwear construction, lasts, patterns and materials; willingness to learn the specifics of HEYDUDE product creation.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team first mentality while maintaining an ability to be self-directed and work independently.
  • Some travel to both domestic and international markets is required.


The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We accept applications on an ongoing basis.


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: Sr. Designer, Footwear SMU 

Salary or Pay Range: $110,000 - $120,000  

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: Boston