Women's Footwear Designer

Steve Madden

Long Island City, NY

Full time



Jul 10

Job Description

General Summary: This position is responsible for developing a product line representative of the brand.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Study markets, shop retail, and interact with consumer to establish trends.
  • Source and choose materials (leather, fabric, ornamentation) for samples.
  • Present sample as envisioned.
  • Attend trade-shows
  • Special projects as needed
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Specific Job SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to perform complex verbal and written communications face-to-face and in group settings
  • Decisions are guided by precedent and interpretation of applicable laws, etc. and have impact on others and the organization
  • Work responsibilities frequently concern confidential and/or sensitive information requiring the use of discretion at all times
  • Job duties are widely diverse, and frequently require conceptualizing, planning and implementing
  • Strong follow-up and completion skills
  • Under limited supervision, anticipates and solves problems for self and other lower level employees
  • Has limited supervisory responsibilities for small groups of usually skilled employees


Education, Licenses, Certificates, Registrations and/or Experience:

  • College degree in the arts preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in fashion related industry
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and CAD preferred
  • Knowledge of target market


Salary Range: The pay range of this position is $65k - $75k. Actual salary will be determined based off candidate’s skill sets, years of experience, and other job-related factors. This range does not include benefits such as health insurance, paid time off, 401K, and additional company benefits

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