Spinrite is an inspiration and education-driven crafts company in the North American market. Bernat, Red Heart, Caron, Coats & Clark and Yarnspirations are our key brands, supporting brick and mortar and e-commerce sales channels. Our products are available at leading retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Jo-Ann Stores and Michaels. We take pride in what we do and are passionate about inspiring creativity for our consumers. Recently, we have grown significantly. In early 2019, we purchased Coats & Clark, which essentially doubled the size of our company. Moving to the future, our vision is to the world’s largest inspiration-driven company for makers all over the world.
About the Role
Spinrite is the largest craft yarn and sewing thread company in North America. As an industry leader focused on driving growth and execution excellence, we are looking for a Design Team Coordinator to support a maternity leave position and work closely with our Design Team in our Toronto location. This is an opportunity to work with a highly creative team as an integral support person to coordinate all of their projects. Our Design Team creates 700 craft patterns annually to support all of our craft brands for retailer and social channel campaigns.
Reporting to the Creative Design Manager, the Design Team Coordinator will be responsible for inter-departmental coordination with our Digital, Creative and Marketing Teams to gather and manage the information our Design Team needs to execute effective campaigns to inspire our consumers with best-in-class inspiration content!
Duties & Responsibilities
Lead contact from Design Team for collaborations with Digital Team and Designers to create branded (Yarnspirations) video pattern support, Facebook Live events, social accounts content, Work In Progress (WIP) images, and all other support outside of scheduled pattern creation.
Lead contact from Design Team for collaborations with Marketing Team and Designers to create retailer-focused video pattern support, product launch events, Stitch Alongs, etc.
Lead contact from Design Team with Digital Team to ensure Designers are kept up to date on Influencer’s content calendar, Influencer’s pattern editing schedule, and any other Influencer’s contributions that require Design Team collaboration.
Assist in accessibility of information to team in AirTable, Sharepoint files, etc. as needed.
Lead contact to report on pattern creation reports for Marketing Team using AirTable records.
Manage Design Team campaign meeting files and update files as needed during scheduled meetings, follow up with design team members for necessary updates after meetings conclude.
Coordinate with Yarn and Project Coordinator and Photography Coordinator to ensure Pre-Production meetings are effective before photography dates.
Manage Design Team pattern correction process in coordination with Creative, Digital and Consumer Care Teams.
Assist Creative Design Manager with research / recommendations for pattern format delivery on yarnspirations.com, focused on new craft concepts and the best methods to instruct / convey new inspiration to our consumer.
Prepare for and attend all relevant meetings via Teams or in person.
All other duties as assigned.
Creative problem-solving skills, highly organized work methods and excellent multi-tasking skills are essential
College or University Diploma / Degree in Project Management, Marketing, Fashion, Graphic Design is very beneficial
Must be proficient in Microsoft and Adobe Creative Suite software or equivalent using Apple systems
Must be proficient in project management software (Airtable or equivalent)
Experience with commercial photography, video creation, social media account management and set styling is beneficial
Some knowledge of knitting and/or crocheting is preferred but not essential
Spinrite is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and all applicants for employment without regard to any status protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and applicable state law. If you need assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at 519-291-3780 and ask to be directed to HR.