Designer Kids Footwear | Beauty | Home


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

MAIN PURPOSE

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

KEY COMPETENCIES

KEY COMPETENCIES

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 opportunity@woolworths.co.za 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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