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Senior Designer (Australia) - Middle Eastern Market

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Australia
Salary: AUD$100000 - $140000 per annum + Salary in AUD strong relocation package
REF: 4692_1719230263
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Job Description

We have the most fantastic opportunity for a Senior Designer across womenswear multi-product to focus on guiding the design for the Middle East market. Experience in designing modern modest fashion is essential.
Based in Australia you will work closely with the Design Manager to create modern inspiring collections in line with the brands handwriting. You will need a sound knowledge of market trends throughout the Middle East through various mediums including magazines and online research.

With a vibrant, creative and friendly environment this brand is offering a highly competitive salary and relocation package.

Main Responsibilities will include

  • Ensure sound knowledge of market trends throughout the Middle East through various mediums including magazines and online research

  • Create/visualise outstanding new designs in line with Forever New handwriting and product strategy.

  • Actively promote new product ideas based on trend awareness above and beyond catwalk inspiration, enabling forward fashion products

  • Proactively participate in weekly Design meetings, contributing to group discussion by sharing new ideas and observations.

  • Define aesthetic direction for the product department, combining knowledge of the market, emerging trends, fabric innovations, and strategic business direction from the Head of Design.

  • Work closely with Buyers on briefing key products/materials/fabrics, challenging where appropriate.

  • Participate in supplier briefings with Buyer and Quality Assurors, updating designs when appropriate.

  • Assist with presenting trend boards per product category, with direction from monthly story boards, to buyer to ensure that key trends, shapes, colour direction and fabrics are considered.

  • At initial product development stage, provide input to the product framework to ensure that the category's design direction is balanced, reflecting new trends and optimising "updates" to existing best-sellers.

  • React to departmental performance through weekly product reviews and seasonal SWOT. Propose new designs to update existing best sellers and rework future designs based on poor performance styles.

Person specifications:

  • Experience as a Designer across the Middle East womenswear market in a fashion retail business.

  • Strong Adobe (particularly Illustrator) and CAD skills.

  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately with colleagues at all levels.

  • Have a strong eye for trends, colour and good attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and time management skills.

  • Self-motivation & enthusiasm.