Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Associate Design and Marketing Manager

Bingham Farms, MI

Bachelor’s Degree



Salaried, Full-Time

The Design and Marketing Manager is responsible for driving the strategic development of product and marketing materials for their assigned key account(s) which will help Arden drive profitable sales and increase revenue. They are a key part of a cross-functional team that brings new and innovative product lines and comprehensive programs to life at the store level and on retailer websites.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop and leverage strong relationships, both internal and external to lead the development and execution of a holistic strategy per retailer(s) including trend, design and marketing

Direct our team of textile designers in the creation of art from start to finish for assigned retail account(s).

Work with product tracking software to enter and distribute product details to supply chain.

Become the expert for assigned retailer account(s) color management process requirements.

Become an expert in the category and product through conducting market research, competitive analysis and consumer surveys. Identify new product opportunities, product extensions and promotional opportunities.

Be familiar with product and merchandising at assigned retail accounts and all Arden key retailers.

Work within PLM program and with account cross-functional teams to approve and launch final products that will appear on the retailers’ shelf. This includes reviewing item drawings, reviewing product specific details, and approving samples made by Arden’s US and Asia teams.

Help prepare presentation materials (slides, samples, renderings, etc.) for retailer meetings, as it pertains to industry trends, product, planograms, company overview, etc.

Special Projects as assigned

Professional Qualifications:

Strong written and verbal communication skills, a propensity for leadership, excellent attention to detail and organization

Strong conceptual, process, color evaluation and planning skills.

Demonstrate a professional demeanor and appearance and be able to relate to customers.

Both creative and analytic thinker who can manage multiple tasks and prioritize working within tight, concurrent deadlines.

Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Business, or related field preferred.

Preferredone to two years’ work experience in in design, product development, merchandising or related areas. Soft lines experience is strongly preferred.

Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally (approx. 15%)

Preference granted to candidates with previous experience in Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop), and Microsoft Office applications.

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