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Portland, Oregon
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Men's Apparel Designer

Men’s Apparel Designer

More than a job, an opportunity to design

Our story is about people’s connection with nature and with each other.  We make beautiful, premium products using nature’s miracle fibre, Merino.  Our products inspire people to get outside and have adventures in nature.

It is a big role with the ability to build long term meaningful relationships across the globe.  We pride ourselves on our connections and being human – talking to each, working together and finding solutions.  Our teams are spread across the globe.  We love that!  It gives us insight and inspiration.  It also requires commitment to communication, relationship building and open, flexible ways of working. You must able to travel locally and overseas.

Reporting to the VP, Product , based in Portland, Oregon, this role  is s responsible for progressing the evolutionary design of Icebreaker’s Men’s’ product ranges and designing the best outdoor merino clothing in the world while adhering to Brand Ethos and business objectives.


What your cv says about you:


  • BA hons degree in clothing design
  • Equivalent of 5-8 years’ experience and successful track record in a product design role ideally in menswear and sportswear
  • Knowledge of pattern making process
  • Proficient with Illustrator, Excel and Photoshop
  • Strong MS Office skills including Excel, Word and Powerpoint


Stuff you can actually do:


  • Execution and process driven.  Lives by the calendar.
  • Commercial acumen - understands where to focus to “shift the dial” and measures and improves
  •  Driven & achieved operational excellence in design 
  • Good understanding of the briefing, creative design and print production process Knows how to create and maintain strong branding and consistency in a complex market
  • Relentlessly show flawless attention to detail
  • Apply high levels of commercial acumen - understand where to focus, track progress and measure and improve


What you rock at:


  • Style, style, style, style – you must have a clear sense of style.
  • We need you to be an awesome partner – to our local teams, to our global teams, with our consumers, with our suppliers… People will want to talk to you, look forward to you reaching out and walk away feeling heard, inspired and appreciated.
  • Being open minded in your thinking and approach - just because we’ve always done it that way, doesn’t mean we can’t do better.
  • You are strong at follow through and getting stuff done with quality. You are organized, detailed, and have a strong sense of initiative.
  • You are quick to recover from setbacks and don’t shy away from a challenge.


We are not a big corporate. We care about our relationships with nature and each other.

We are a fast moving, nimble business with limited resources – the people on our team are here because they want to make a difference and work hard and creatively to make that happen. We are not perfect, we have heaps of work to do. We like people who can think big and strategic and also get their hands dirty.

We’re a world leader in merino clothing and supply our outdoor, performance sport and active lifestyle ranges to more than 5,000 stores across 50 countries. We are headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, with our Product Design Centre and eCom teams based in Portland and regional offices in Auckland, Vancouver and Munich. 

If this opportunity feels like the type of job you’re passionate about, and it fits with your skills and experience, please click apply below to send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you'd be right for Icebreaker.  Must be able to travel internationally and be inspired by our story!

The recruitment of this position is being managed by Philippa Irvine, Talent Scout. For any queries, contact Philly directly on +64 21 564 691 or email [email protected]






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