Designers – Lingerie / Sleepwear x 1 & Womanswear x 1 New!

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11-January-2017 05:08:57
Job Description

My client, a leading fashion Retailer, has two vacancies for talented, experienced designers, to design commercial, beautiful product that meets and exceeds customer expectations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Build partnerships with Buying, Planning, Sourcing and Technology and work in an integrated way to optimise the design capability within the Groups.
  •  Develop concepts, storyboard, sketches and drawings of new designs to be considered within the groups in line with the design direction.
  • Develop fabric design using the CAD tool.
  • Conduct Fabric Workshops.
  • Review fabric and material options for the season.
  • Conduct final fabric review to sign-off fabric selection for the season with Group Head of Buying.
  • Determine colours for the season aligned to overall trend colour palette presented.
  • Review and approve seasonal colour lab dips in line with agreed seasonal colour direction.
  • Develop seasonal colour boards.
  • Conduct inspirational shopping.
  • Identify trial opportunities in current season for future season.
  • Develop design direction in prototype sample or CAD/photo sample form and present to Design Managers for sign-off (continuity items).
  • Approve and sign-off on design direction and proposed continuity items in a season.
  • Develop product spec pack/tech pack.
  • Brief ideas, sketches and initial sample requests and costing sheets to relevant suppliers (good, better, best pricing strategy) in line with sourcing strategy.
  • Determine product specifications/tech pack for continuity and selected items dependent upon supplier capability.
  • Develop design brief.
  • Present season, including styles, looks, themes and fabrics.
  • Present Season, continuity and selected items, opportunities in line with strategy and design direction.
  • Review and approve design brief samples and agree continuity items, volume input and input items for season.
  • Build relationships with Design Centres of Suppliers.
  • Build partnerships with Buying, Planning, and Sourcing and Technology and work in an integrated way to optimise the design capability within the Groups.
  • Manage on time delivery of the Merchandise cycle.
  • Develop, motivate, inspire and lead the relevant group’s Design Assistant and provide ongoing feedback to enhance performance and deliver the seasonal product direction.


Technical and Functional Competencies:

  • Relevant Design diploma / degree.
  • 2 to 5 years Commercial/Design experience.
  • Deep retail skill and understanding, both local and global.
  • Merchant and retail ability.
  • Product knowledge.
  • Creativity, taste level and flair in line with the brand.
  • Ability to sketch.
  • Trend analysis and editing skills.
  • Ability to predict trends.
  • Process thinking skills.
  • Ability to work on Photoshop and Illustrator.


Behavioural Competencies:

  • Passion for product / merchandise.
  • Persuasiveness.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Team Player – service orientated.
  • Delivering high performance.
  • Driving quality.
  • Planning and organizing.


“As a proud South African brand, this Retailer is committed to transformation. Meeting their employment equity goals will be taken into account in their recruitment decisions”

Position located in Cape Town. Send your CV to Gabi Traut at or call her on 021 461-2613. Go to our website

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