The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Researching trends and anticipating designs, colours and fabrications;
Liaising closely with Design Support and Sales teams to understand seasonality, market and customer demands;
Staying adept of products and direction across all Aus Labels’ brands, ensuring all development appeases the brand voice;
Pre-lining of seasonal collections and securing sign off from Sales teams and Design Support Manager to ensure colour palette and seasonality concerns are addressed;
Working closely with major customers to respond to briefs and develop product offerings that are appealing and suitable for both the brand voice and the customer;
Concepting, sketching, tech packing and developing all styles for SMU product;
Establishing timelines for development and communicating with Sales teams and wholesale customers as required;
Managing the development process through liaising with offshore suppliers and production team, whilst ensuring timelines are met;
Negotiating on development costs, overseeing development invoices and following up payments when required;
Working with Sales teams to set target retail prices, provide vendors with target prices and work with them at every stage of the production timeline to achieve the best possible outcome;
Working with Garment Tech throughout development process to ensure samples and production are fit correctly and to standard through to bulk production;
Working with global Sales teams to strategise to maximise the department’s potential and revenue;
Continuously monitoring sales performance, investigating trends and developing tactical sales plans to maximise sales performance;
Regularly reviewing financial results to ensure that sales/profitability targets and KPIs are met;
Signing off sample orders, with seasonality of regions in mind and coordinating sample allocation and distribution to sales teams;
Working with distributors and agents to understand their needs and their market requirements in order to offer them the best possible opportunity to grow the brand in their market through product offering and pricing strategy;
Natural affinity with fashion and an understanding of the market and retail landscape.
Technical understanding of patterns and design specifications.
An instinct for style and an eye for aesthetics.
Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate.
Time-focused and ability to meet tight deadlines.
‘Hands on’ approach with the proven ability to apply technical / functional expertise to lead the creation of innovative collections and adhere to briefs.
Strong communication skills and a natural ability to build relationships with a network of customers and suppliers.
Proactive and positive with the ability to work well under pressure.
Alignment with AFL company policies and procedures.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Relevant tertiary qualification in Fashion or Textile Design.
Minimum of 3 years industry experience in Fashion Design.
Experience using design programs such as CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
At Australian Fashion Labels, we are committed to maintaining the vibrant staff culture within our office, and ensure that our staff are regularly rewarded for their achievements and work ethic. This position is based within our beautiful newly refurbished Adelaide Head Office, in the heart of the CBD.
If you are looking to be part of a fast-paced, creative, challenging and rewarding environment, please send your application including portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org Only suitable applicants will be contacted portfolios must accompany all applications