Saturday , November 26 2022

Ackermans Careers – Textile and Graphic Print Designer

Website Ackermans

Job Description:

We have an exciting and new opportunity for an experienced Textile & Graphic Print Designer to successfully research and interpret Womenswear trends, and design textile and graphic prints in accordance with Ackermans customer requirements, keeping price and value in mind.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Input into range building in conjunction with the buying team to ensure the collection is trend relevant, strong, cohesive and balanced
  • Keep teams in the loop of new growth opportunities
  • Product development with regards to developing actual / 3D samples to use as input into intent meetings
  • Translate the textile and graphic print trend seasonal direction into customer appropriate fashion ensuring that key stakeholders in the business have a clear understanding of how to apply the textile and graphic print trend to their portfolios
  • Research, establish and present the textile and graphic print trends that will define the new season
  • Presentations will be delivered to key stakeholders on what is trending in the retail markets
  • Research and spot newness for bulk testing purposes
  • Team constantly kept informed and participation ensured
  • Produce artwork for relevant ranges
  • Responsible for executing trend strategy
  • Develop textile and print graphic designs, relevant to ranges, pre-season for intent as well as ongoing as required or briefed by Buyers
  • Monitoring and interpreting of textile and graphic print trends and leveraging off both local and international resources to condense this into actionable insights to ensure that the product meets customer demand
  • Track and analyse local and international best sellers in order to enable the team to optimize assortments and drive sell-thru across portfolios
  • Propose seasonal trend updates on winning styles based on the current trade for respective brand
    Inform Merchandise team of seasonal category shift projections which can impact their range

Job Requirements:

  • To deliver trend and brand relevant placement graphics, textile, embroidery and print designs
  • Be able to work on a MAC computer system
  • Approve artwork and match Pantones
  • Creative with an eye for detail, analytical and systematic, passionate about fashion
  • Strong eye for fashion and detail with the ability to predict, analyse & monetize future retail textile and graphic print trends for local customer
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must have an understanding of different printing processes applicable to the textile industry
  • A completed 3-year diploma / 4-year degree in Fashion Design or similar qualification.
  • Be able to sketch technical drawings for designers will be an advantage
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends in fashion and textiles, locally and internationally
  • Put together trend forecasts and colour pallets for future seasons
  • Put together presentation boards for designers
  • Good strategic, conceptual skills and a solid knowledge of South African retail and international landscape
  • Create new digital textile designs/ prints as all overs, placements or engineered prints
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills and presentation skills
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Knowledge of the retail merchandise cycle with regards to buying
  • All communication demonstrated in an in-depth trend knowledge coupled with a business understanding
  • Ensure projects/ designs are completed on time
  • High energy level and is performance-driven and deadline-orientated

Job Details:

Company: Ackermans

Job Category: Retail

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Soweto, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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