Essense Designs is an international bridal wholesaler with key offices based in Lenexa, Kansas and Perth, Australia. Our growing organization also operates the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. We have been a global leader in bridal fashion for over 20 years and our designs are currently sold in over 1,500 stores worldwide. With innovative designs and a strong customer service approach, Essense Designs is a dynamic and rapidly-expanding company that rewards excellence, drive, and collaboration.
* This position is located in Lenexa, Kansas and our ideal candidate must be willing to relocate if you reside out of state*
We are currently seeking an experienced and driven Associate Director of Product Operations with a project and process management approach and a keen eye for detail to join our team in Lenexa, Kansas. This is a heavy project and process management role, and while product development understanding is helpful, it is more important that the individual in this position have very strong and detailed project and process management capabilities as a core strength. The successful candidate will lead and manage our U.S. based Garment Technical team and will also collaborate daily with cross-departmental leadership internally, as well as with our offshore factories, international warehouses, and our Australian office to insure all processes are facilitated in an efficient manner and according to agreed timelines. This team supports other functions in the organization as “internal customers” and therefore the individual in this position must have a strong service mentality related to their team’s work.
We are a company that believes in finding better ways. We are always working on continuous improvement projects when it comes to our process. Our goal is to be extremely efficient and thorough in our design process. We want someone that is not only always looking for better ways but is also open to new ideas from other team members and outside the company. In this role, we are looking for a strong, collaborative, and detail-oriented person who will thrive in a culture of mutual respect, support, accountability, and passion for the brand and product.
What We Expect
What We Are Looking For
What We Offer
We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our fast-growing global team! In return for your skills, we offer you the opportunity to join an international industry leader and be part of a creative and collaborative culture that empowers its people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. We recognise and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for talented individuals to thrive. As such, we provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, with significant opportunity for exceptional team members to grow with us as we continue to expand.
If you have the skills, spark and drive to help us further our growth, please go to https://www.essensedesigns.com/careers/ and follow the prompts to submit a cover letter, resume, and online application. Please note: We believe cover letters are important to help us understand why you are interested in this position and your unique story and qualifications. If you really want to work with us, then please take this into consideration when submitting your materials.