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Job ID: 51170

Design Operations Manager
Our client is hiring a Design Operations Manager for their team in Beaverton, Oregon.

With direction from design leadership and/or creative directors, shepherds seasonal work load and process, including calendar, design tools (images, samples, color, etc.), and resource allocation to ensure timelines and business objectives are met. 
Champions group design efforts, maintaining relationships with internal divisions groups and outside groups where collaborative relationships benefits the brand, product, and creative process (e.g. Commercialization, Merchandising, Footwear). 

Project Management:
Oversees seasonal workload by assigning projects to design staff and outside contractors as needed. 
Provides experiences and training that maintains highest level of competency among designers. 
Influences project direction by acting as integral part of design team. 
Mentors others by sharing business and design expertise. 

Represent assigned area of responsibility in a management and professional capacity within the design function and to cross-functional teams. 
Collaborate with other managers within Design and across the matrix to increase efficiencies and ensure design excellence. 

Process Excellence:
Partner with design leadership in the creation and implementation of design processes, creative teambuilding experiences, HR planning tracking, and overall design-related needs to promote excellence in design at all times.

Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in design. 
Strong oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations; ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas, and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management. 
Demonstrated project management and process excellence. 

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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