Placement Partner - Talentedrecruitment

29 Jan '20
Menswear Buyer / Designer (Apparel)

Wholesale & Retail Trade; Textiles/Clothing Industry, KwaZulu Natal Durban

Negotiable - Negotiable

A unique and exciting opportunity exists for a MENSWEAR DESIGNER to join a diverse multinational consumer Brand Business, to be based at their Umhlanga offices in Durban (KZN).

Menswear Apparel Buyer (DBN) - Reporting to the Head of Design & Production

The purpose of this role will be to create and execute an original range of Menswear apparel for a well-known lifestyle brand, in line with the brand strategy and assortment plan, in order to achieve and exceed financial objectives. The successful candidate will need to have experience in both buying and design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and build a fully assorted seasonal range of menswear product.
  • Maintain professional relationships with the Brand Principal, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Assist the Head of Design & Production with category pricing and promotions strategy to increase market share and profitability.
  • Ensure that the range satisfies both the wholesale and retail strategies and provide input to both channels.
  • Collaborate with Planning regarding the achievement of the sales plan and profitability targets.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Essential: Matric qualification
  • Essential: Relevant tertiary qualification in Fashion Design or Product Development
  • Essential: Minimum 3 years relevant experience as a Buyer within a retail or fashion environment
  • Essential: Competent in Adobe design suite for development of technical packs

Core Competencies

  • Ability to persuade and influence
  • Commercial thinking skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Ability to build and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Creative with attention to detail

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the design and buying process
  • Knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing process
  • Knowledge of market trends and competitor analysis
  • Knowledge and understanding of assortment management

Ad Visible Until: 28 February 2020
Ref: DBN001334/JB

Vacancy Type: Permanent