Senior Activewear Designer
Our client is a successful multi-channel retailer, who produces world class women's activewear. They are currently experiencing an exciting growth phase and are now looking to recruit a Senior Activewear Designer for their team. Culturally, they pride themselves on being an open, transparent company. They encourage teams and individuals to take full ownership and drive initiatives in a fully empowered environment. They embrace experimentation and risk taking and a constant drive to build something new which can help to deliver better outcomes for their customers.
Activewear Designer - The Role:
- Design and build a cohesive collection of functional, beautiful styles
- Research, ideate, sketch and create mood and fabric boards to support your styles
- Communicate design vision through technical and detailed sketches
- Prepare and effectively present design concepts that communicate seasonal direction to design leadership and cross functional partners
- Responsible for fitting styles in order to accurately communicate your design intent
- Responsible for ensuring all styles deliver standards of quality, beauty and function
- Collaborate with Product Development, Raw Materials teams on the testing of products and fabrics by athletes and ensure results are incorporated into design concepts
- Responsible for understanding the impact of your decisions on timelines and margins
- Coach, develop and mentor Junior Designers and Design Assistants
Activewear Designer - The Candidate:
- Minimum 4 years industry experience in Activewear Designing.
- Strong knowledge of garment construction, patterns, sewing techniques and technology applications.
- Passion for leading the team in the design and development of product, ensuring commercial viability with the Product Developer, Raw Materials Developer, Merchant and Sourcing Manager
- Expert use of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop.
- Past experience communicating with factories
Activewear Designer - The Package:
- Competitive salary plus benefits
Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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