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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Cape Union Mart International (Pty) Ltd has been equipping South African adventurers since 1933, and is South Africa's favourite outdoor adventure store. Stocking everything one needs for outdoor pursuits - including hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, travel and more - Cape Union Mart is an essential first step in every adve...
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    Senior Designer

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage critical path and tight deadlines in order to deliver seasonal palettes, design brief and technical briefs to suppliers.
    • Continually conduct research of local and international trends.
    • Deliver seasonal colour palettes twice per year as per international trends that are appropriate for our targeted customer.
    • Deliver a seasonal design brief twice per season for the merchandise, marketing and factory teams.
    • Together with the Buying Team, deliver designs in accordance with the strategy for the portfolio.
    • Work closely with buying, manufacturing teams and suppliers to deliver seasonal updates to core and new trending styles.
    • CAD new designs with relevant detail for local manufacturing team.
    • Compile design requirements and specifications along with technical drawings (Illustrator) for each style developed with internal and external suppliers.
    • Collaborate with Fabric Team to create aligned pieces for K-WAY outdoor brand.
    • Attend fittings and be able to offer solutions to best fit.
    • Must be able to travel locally and internationally.

    Requirements:

    • Grade 12 / Matric Qualification
    • Relevant Tertiary Qualification in Fashion Design an important pre-requisite.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within a design environment.
    • Previous experience working in a retail environment is advantageous.
    • Working knowledge and experience with Illustrator and InDesign is non-negotiable.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of garment construction/manufacturing.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • Will be required to travel with in region and therefore a valid driver’s license and own vehicle is advantageous.

    Job Related Behavioural Competencies:

    • Ability to take direction and follow instructions from the Buying Team and Creative Lead.
    • Team Player and ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the organisation.
    • An eye for colour and a good understanding of colour theory.
    • Excellent Communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and use initiative.
    • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
    • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively.
    • Ability to work in a pressurized and fast paced environment.
    • Deadline and outcomes focused.
    • Methodical, detail-orientated, and accurate.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Cape Union Mart on capeunionmart.simplify.hr to apply

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