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Senior Designer - Ladies Denim

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Beijing, China
Salary: €40000 - €48000 per annum + Fantastic benefits!
REF: 3035_1602586771
Contact Email: georgia@trprecruitment.com

Job Description

My client is seeking a strong Senior Denim Designer to join their modern, multi-cultural, office in China, Beijing. This company has a huge global presence and are looking for someone who understand the Chinese market to join their denim brand. I'm seeking a very strong designer who is excellent with detail, is creative and able to look at designer runway trends and adapt these to the commercial Chinese market.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Support denim Design Manager for the continuous success/ growth of the denim brand in the fast changing China market, keep update with market trends and new product opportunities.
  • Build and deliver strong designs with a creative, innovative and consumer target focused approach and line with the annual growth plan.
  • Take lead where needed in the execution of denim design from initial briefing (research on latest denim trend ), to samples and production.
  • Propose the ideas to reflect/ update on denim collection in terms of design/fabric/wash/denim accessories (per style level).
  • Prepare and participate in Denim hub to ensure the assigned collection can cover the latest fashion trend and denim styling.
  • Work on trend alert research and trend ppt per development season.
  • Provide clear brief on the design sheets (Technical manufacturing package), translate and update sketches into system.
  • Take leading role in sample fitting, review and provide comments on all samples in term of design details, fabric & washes
  • Create and maintain all design records, including technical data sheets and all relevant details.
  • Constantly update wash-/ fabric quality, fitting, finish, details and product to market demands.
  • Responsible for seasonal laundries visit for wash creation
  • Ensure effective communication / visits to existing suppliers in China.
  • Maintain close daily cooperation with Denim CDM, ensure effective and highly efficient workflow within calendar deadlines.
  • Assure proper communication with buying team & Technicians throughout the whole design development process
  • Responsible for Bi-Monthly Store visit report for brand ( & its key competitors )
  • Frequent inspiration trips in Asia.
  • Responsible for analyzing sales figures,
  • Highly involved in preparation for selling meeting material and visual merchandising guidelines in stores for the Chinese market, in co-operation with Design manager / Display/ Merchandizing teams.
  • Coach and shadow Designer/ Junior Designer in different technical areas when needed.

Person specification

  • Bachelor's degree in fashion design or related disciplines
  • Overseas education or background is preferable
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in fashion design and development with at least 3 years in designer level or up
  • Strong fashion sense in different areas
  • Knowledge on global jeanswear and trend-leading street/ casual-wear brands
  • Passion in fashion trends/ fast fashion business
  • Solid experience in design development, from trend research, sketch preparation, fabric and details sourcing, to design concept presentation
  • Good technical sense on denim fabric, material, fitting and washing development
  • Ability to work in multicultural environment and being a strong communicator
  • Achievement motivated with good analytical skills
  • Excellent literacy in Mac & Microsoft Office application, Adobe illustrator and photoshop.
  • Good spoken & written English
  • Experience on denim is a MUST