Menswear Designer


Durban
South Africa
2018-02-26 15:19:30
Description

MID-LEVEL TO SENIOR MENSWEAR APPAREL DESIGNER

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A MID-LEVEL APPAREL DESIGNER TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST THE BRAND MANAGER IN BUILDING SEASONAL MENSWEAR APPAREL RANGES FOR OUR CASUAL OUTDOOR FASHION BRAND

COMPANY: MUSGRAVE AGENCIES – A DIVISION OF BOUNTY BRANDS APPAREL

BRAND: JEEP APPAREL  

SALARY: MARKET-RELATED, NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA OR BTECH IN FASHION DESIGN OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION.
  • AT LEAST 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN AN APPAREL MANUFACTURING/SUPPLIER/RETAIL BUYING ENVIRONMENT OR SIMILAR.
  • EXPERIENCED IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR & INDESIGN ON APPLE MAC WITH THE ABILITY TO DRAW DETAILED CADS AND TECH PACKS TO ASSIST THE BRAND MANAGER WITH RANGE BUILDING.   BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF PHOTOSHOP AN ADVANTAGE.
  • A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF MENS GARMENT CONSTRUCTION, PATTERNS, FITS AND THE QA PROCESS AND THE ABILITY TO AMEND FITS AND SPECS WHEN REQUIRED.
  • AN EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF KNIT AND WOVEN FABRIC QUALITIES, WASHES, FINISHES, PRINTING AND EMBROIDERY PROCESSES ACROSS ALL CATEGORIES.
  • EXPERIENCE IN ENGAGING WITH IMPORT SUPPLIERS AS WELL AS LIAISING WITH LOCAL PRINTERS AND MANUFACTURERS.
  • EFFICIENT, ORGANISED, DEADLINE ORIENTATED AND TASK DRIVEN WITH THE ABILITY TO MANAGE SCHEDULES, TASK LISTS, AND APPROVAL DOCUMENTATION.
  • WELL-SPOKEN, PRESENTABLE AND CONFIDENT.  ABLE TO ASSIST THE BRAND MANAGER WITH RANGE PRESENTATIONS AND CUSTOMER MEETINGS.
  • CREATIVE WITH A CRITICAL EYE FOR DESIGN, DETAIL AND GENERAL TASTE LEVEL.  UP TO DATE WITH CURRENT TRENDS, BUT ABLE TO ADAPT TO THE NEEDS OF A MORE CONSERVATIVE OUTDOOR BRAND.
  • ABLE TO MANAGE AND WORK WITH A GRAPHIC ARTIST TO PRODUCE AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF PRINTED GRAPHICS EACH SEASON.
  • THE ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE, MANAGE A WIDE RANGE OF STYLES, MULTITASK AND WORK INDEPENDENTLY WHILE STILL OPERATING AS A MEMBER OF THE TEAM.
  • OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL IN THE FUTURE TO ASSIST THE BRAND MANAGER WITH TREND BUYING AND RANGE BUILDING.
  • RETAIL BUYING EXPERIENCE AN ADVANTAGE AS THE BRAND EXPANDS THE JEEP RETAIL STORE.  WILL BE REQUIRED TO CRITICALLY ANALYSE THE SALES PERFORMANCE BY STYLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RETAIL PLANNER AND BRAND MANAGER TO BUILD A WELL BALANCED ASSORTMENT EACH SEASON.
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