Outdoor Apparel Designer

Outdoor Apparel Designer

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-4100
Company: Cape Union Mart

Job description

Our Outdoor Design Team has a new and exciting opportunity available for a creative, enthusiastic and driven Men’s Outdoor Apparel & Accessories Designer to produce designs in the K-Way brand, working closely with the buying team and the K-Way factory.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to align with the company vision, be self-motivated and actively involved in overseeing the end to end process in the applicable area of responsibility.  In addition, the successful candidate should have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Deliver designs in accordance with the product and range strategy for the portfolio

    • Create Design Requisitions with relevant information and measurements

    • Design Branding that aligns with product and brand principles

    • CAD designs for Swingtickets

    • Match colours and trims according to brand and range principles

    • Research local and international trends relevant to portfolio and product strategy

    • Provide key item forecasts and seasonal moodboards

    • Compile and present Core and Seasonal colour flow boards

    • Source new fabrics and trims

Experience & Qualifications

    • Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification is an important pre-requisite

    • Working experience in a similar role within a design environment is preferred

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft office and Outlook is essential

    • Preference will be given to candidates with working knowledge and experience with Illustrator and Photoshop

    • Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of garment construction/manufacturing

    • Will be required to travel within the Region and therefore a valid driver’s license and own vehicle is advantageous


 

Competencies Required

    • Ability to take direction and follow instructions from the Design Manager

    • An eye for colour and a good understanding of colour theory

    • Ability to use initiative and be a creative thinker with the ability to translate ideas into action

    • Well-spoken with effective communication skills

    • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

    • Ability to prioritize, manage your time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative while under pressure

    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of the organization

    • Deadline and outcomes focused

    • Methodical, detail-orientated and accurate

    • Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy

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