Friday , December 2 2022

Ackermans Online Application – Trend & Design Specialist

Website Ackermans

Job Description:

We have an exciting and new opportunity for an experienced Trend & Design Specialist to successfully research and interpret trends and design woman’s footwear merchandise in accordance with Ackermans customer requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design ranges that support the merchandise strategy for the relevant portfolios
  • Interpret trends into commercial designs
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to develop designs into samples
  • Produce clear tech packs for suppliers, Product Technology and Buyers to work with
  • Ensure all designs are in line with the brand positioning
  • Execute in accordance with the merchandise seasonal plan

Job Requirements:

  • Strong eye for fashion and detail with the ability to predict, analyze & monetize future retail and fashion trends for local customer
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • High energy level and is performance-driven and deadline-orientated
  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills and presentation skills
  • Creative with an eye for detail, analytical and systematic, passionate about fashion
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a team player, strong interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in design: with proven experience in Womens Footwear
  • The ability to ability to research and provide mood, colour, print and silhouette direction, drawing from many sources of influence including runway, street, retail, culture, art, social media and trend services.
  • QA knowledge
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task and to deal with complexities, use initiative to solve problems
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Ability to remain flexible, function under pressure and maintain a positive attitude and work performance in a variety of circumstances
  • Knowledge of the retail merchandise cycle with regards to buying
  • Good strategic, conceptual skills and a solid knowledge of South African retail landscape
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • The knowledge on how to stay abreast of emerging macro trends, micro trends and cultural phenomenon and consistently
  • communicate these trends to all levels, both within as well as outside the Company
  • Relevant Degree (e.g. Fashion Design) or Diploma
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills

Job Details:

Company: Ackermans

Job Category: Retail

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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