The candidate must:
Be a female within the age range of 22-35 years
Manage and evaluate resources to ensure productivity and minimal downtime
Oversee employees in the manufacturing department
Strive to reduce expenses and increase productivity across all product lines
Establish workflow policies that enhances speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity
Create mood boards to show to clients, negotiate with customers and suppliers
keep up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes
liaise closely with sales, buying and production teams on an ongoing basis to ensure items suit the customer, market and price points
understand design from a technical perspective, i.e. producing patterns and technical specifications for designs
visit trade shows and manufacturers to source, select and buy fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments
adopt existing designs for mass production
develop a pattern that is cut and sewn into sample garments and supervise the creation of these, including fitting, detailing and adaptations
showcase your designs at fashion events and other trade shows
prepare launch events to coincide with consumers buying patterns
work with models to try out your designs and also to wear them on the catwalk at fashion shows
Working hours typically include regular extra hours to meet project deadlines.
Study fashion trends and anticipate designs that will appeal to consumers
Decide on a theme for a collection
Use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to create designs(Not compulsory)
Select fabrics, embellishments, colors, or a style for each garment or accessory
Work with other designers or team members to create prototype designs
Present design ideas to the creative director or showcase them in fashion or trade shows
Market designs to clothing retailers or directly to consumers
Must know how to use adobe Photoshop, illustrator etc.
The successful candidate will work pragmatically and creatively to conserve our potential audience.
Knowledge of key demographics and innovative perspective are important in this role.
If you understand the consumer market and distribution channels, we are interested in speaking with you.