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Country Road - Designer - Boyswear

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Design & Development

The Role

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Designer to join the Childrenswear team at Country Road. Reporting to the Design Manager – Childrenswear, this position is responsible for the achievement of sales through continual design and development of the Boys and Baby Boy’s range, across Apparel and Accessories.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing product in line with the Country Road brand strategy that meets customer needs and offers constant innovation
  • Working closely with Design Manager and partner the Childrenswear Designers to identify trends each season specific to nominated categories
  • Developing and sourcing new fabrications/yarns and trims in alignment with seasonal trends, maintaining newness and originality in the range
  • Providing clear instruction on all fit and styling changes to QA at time of spec pack handover
  • Drive fit direction with QA Technician to ensure consistent fit and high quality standards of workmanship
  • Establishing and maintaining with QA a core block/pattern system in order to ensure consistency across all styles
  • Researching and reporting on trends, key ideas and fabric, yarn direction relevant for the Brand and categories
  • Designing and developing product in line with option plan, OTB and margin requirements
  • Assessing weekly sales reports to determine best sellers, sell throughs and problem styles/colours
  • Mentor and manage the Design Assistant’s in all aspects of the design process
  • Complete regular visits to stores to obtain first hand product feedback from customers and staff
  • Undertake overseas buying and sourcing trips, and factory /supplier visits as planned

The Ideal Candidate has

  • Experience in an Apparel design role, preferably Childrenswear
  • Diploma or degree qualification in Fashion Design or related field
  • Exceptional technical skills, fabric and yarn sourcing and knowledge
  • A proven track record in building successful ranges, along with experience in sourcing and working with overseas vendors
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & Microsoft Office suite
  • A strong retail and commercial acumen
  • Experience with print and graphics development
  • The ability to work alongside a range of key senior stakeholders in order to achieve business outcomes
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast paced environment whilst balancing competing interests
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to influence stakeholders across the organisation
  • Are team oriented, and thrive in a collaborative and dynamic environment

Why work for us? 

  • A competitive remuneration package, including incentives
  • Bi-annual product allowances and generous discounts for you and your immediate family on all Country Road, Mimco, Politix, Trenery and Witchery products. Further offers and discounts available at David Jones.
  • Birthday roster day off
  • Excellent career progression involving regular training and on the job development
  • A genuine, open and high performing culture
  • Opportunity to become involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility program, by supporting our community partnerships

About Us

Country Road has grown to become one of the best known and highly regarded clothing and retail brands in Australia and New Zealand.  Country Road creates quality lifestyle products across Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, Babywear and Homewares.  Renowned for its commitment to style, quality and design, the fashion ranges are a celebration of all that’s vibrant and exciting about modern Australian living.

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