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21-12-2017

Senior Footwear Designer

Category: Retail - Buying

Location: Manukau & East Auckland

Work Type: Permanent / Full Time

  • Fantastic company culture | Huge growth potential
  • Full end to end design responsibility
  • Leading & successful retail business

The Role:

  • You will be responsible for the creation of seasonal product designs and working on new constructions to drive the shape of seasonal ranges.
  • You will develop conceptual designs aimed at delivering the long term strategy and driving ranges forward.
  • Develop seasonal mood, colour and material boards through to managing timelines.
  • Work with offshore suppliers on prototypes and samples, presenting to stakeholders and providing input on materials.
About you:
  • You will have at least 5 years’ experience in footwear design.
  • Ideally you will have a design qualification to degree level or equivalent industry experience.
  • A high level skill in computer software – Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, CAD software (ideal but not essential) and 3D/2D knowledge and experience.
  • A full understanding of the shoe-making process, including product development, design, materials, lasts, units, leather cutting and the tannery process.
  • You will be used to working to a strict timelines.
  • Have a good understanding of product costing and design specification packs.
  • You will have strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Be able to align design to strategic goals and be someone who can effectively manage pressure through good planning and organisation.
  
In return, you will work part of a successful international retail business, within a fantastic company culture, and in a position that is challenging, varied and offers career growth opportunities. 

So don't delay – apply online today to be considered for this opportunity. Any questions please contact Dana on 09 520 8831.

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