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Director, Strategic Patterning

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Limited Brands

Reynoldsburg, OH 43069
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The Director of Strategic Patterning is responsible for co-developing, maintaining and communicating all activities for the Strategic Patterning Services team. This individual must have a robust skill set that covers critical aspects of strategic patterning in terms of analytical skills, curiosity and strategic thinking.


  • Deploy scout resources efficiently and effectively against all priority projects across VS, PINK and BBW

  • Mentor global Scouts on the development of proficient intelligence gathering, patterning and technical skills

  • Evaluate abilities and continuously raise the bar on Local Scout talent in key global markets for Executive Leadership

  • Utilize a keen fashion awareness and eye across all levels of the market to identify "best in class brands and sophisticated points of view for the personal care, lingerie and apparel landscapes

  • Conduct regular analysis of key global markets to determine relevancy of local intelligence on current objectives and reports.

  • Capitalize on the resources of the worldwide scout network for the most efficient and effective local" radar

  • Link strategic intelligence and market patterning to commercial opportunities in collaboration with our specific brands leadership team where appropriate

  • Serve as the co-lead in gathering market intelligence

  • Assume final responsibility for all content of specific reports; assigning roles, coordinating actions, anticipating problems and developing contingency plans accordingly

  • Edit and gather intelligence and present complex analysis clearly with informed insight

  • Maintain an acute knowledge of global news and as well as the apparel, lingerie and personal care landscapes in order to determine when and what to report out

  • Identify potential strategic references from the global marketplace for all reports

  • Present patterning findings to brand leadership & relevant brand partners along with potential implications, applications and next steps

  • Serve as a thought partner to the Head of Strategic Patterning and peers developing insightful observations and potential enterprise implications

  • Develop and demonstrate capability to utilize a set of analytical resources against all presentations

  • Ability to augment fashion knowledge and intelligence gathering with analytical skills

  • Work with patterning partners on how to identify relevant emerging trends in the market and how to systematically track them


  • 10+ years' experience within the retail, or fashion industries

  • Experience working with regional partners and working experience in region preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally across all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated leadership, decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite with an emphasis on PowerPoint and Excel

  • Detail-oriented with strong multitasking and organizational skills

  • Domestic and international travel will be required

Reference: 1152696595

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