VF Corporation The North Face: Associate Designer, Performance Outerwear in Alameda, California

Job Description


The primary responsibilities of the Designer are to provide design work of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the company’s customers and end users and which in turn drives company sales and profits. Accountable for the creative production of designs to enhance the product category. Brings a track record of skillful technical design with creativity and ingenuity.


  • Contributes in designing a product line.

  • Tracks a design schedule to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar.

  • Researches industry and product periodicals for new information.

  • Partners with material sourcing to develop innovative fabrications.

  • Creates and communicates visual presentations.

  • Partners with developers to create innovative and technologically advanced products.


  • 3-5 years of experience in a design related field.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in flat sketching expertise.

  • Hands-on experience with CAD software.

  • Working knowledge of formulating color palettes.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of apparel construction

  • Proficient communications skills.

  • Working knowledge of product cycles.

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.