Designer - Lingerie/Sleepwear - South Africa

Cape Town
South Africa
2016-12-13 11:14:12

To design commercial, beautiful product that meets and exceeds customer expectations and drives sales

  • Build partnerships with buying, planning, and sourcing and technology and work in an integrated way to optimise the design capability.
  • 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.
  • 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 for sign off.
  • 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 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 the season.
  • Manage on time delivery of the merchandising cycle.
  • Develop, motivate, inspire and lead the design assistant and provide ongoing feedback to enhance performance and deliver the seasonal product direction.

Technical and functional competencies

  • Relevant design diploma/degree.
  • Two to five 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 in 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 organising.

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