Designer Kids Footwear | Beauty | Home

Cape Town
South Africa
2017-12-12 11:30:34


To design commercial, beautiful product that meets and exceeds customer expectations and drives sales and adheres to the Woolworths Merchandise cycle.


  • Develop concepts, storyboard, sketches and drawings of new designs to be considered within the groups in line with the design direction
  • Develops designs and cads using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Review fabric print and material options for the season
  • Determine colours for the season aligned to overall trend colour palette presented
  • Review with the buyer seasonal colour palettes 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 Head of Design then buying for sign-off
  • Present design direction and proposed continuity items for the season
  • Develop product tech pack using Illustrator / Photoshop
  • Brief ideas, sketches and initial sample requests to relevant suppliers (good, better, best strategy) in line with sourcing strategy
  • Determine product techpack for continuity and selected items dependent upon supplier capability
  • Develop design brief
  • Present season, including styles, looks, themes and fabrics opportunities in line with strategy and design direction
  • Review and approve design brief samples and agree with buying continuity items, volume input and input items for season.
  • Build relationships with 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/Kids footwear experience essential
  • 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
  • Proficient in illustrator and Photoshop
  • Process thinking skills

Behavioural Competencies

  • Passion for the Kids footwear Customer/ 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 organising

If you are interested in the above position please send your CV to clearly stating the vacancy and level of the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

As part of the recruitment process you are required to submit a graphic design portfolio in addition to your CV.

"As a proud South African brand, Woolworths is committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions. "

Closing Date : 20 December 2017

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