Junior Designer - Jewellery And Soft Accessories - Country Road

DAVID JONES
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

About Us

Country Road has grown to become one of the best known and highly regarded clothing and retail brands in Australia and New Zealand. With a mission to inspire modern Australian living every day, the brand proudly produces lines for Woman, Man, Teen, Child and Home. An icon since 1974, Country Road is famous for its effortless style and quality designs that are made to last.

Why work for us?

A competitive remuneration package, including incentives

Bi-annual product allowances and generous discounts on all brands products (Country Road, Trenery, Witchery, Mimco, Politix and David Jones) for you and your immediate family

Birthday roster day off

Excellent career progression involving regular training and on the job development

A genuine, open and high performing culture

Opportunity to become involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility program, by supporting our community partnerships

Job description

The Role

This is your opportunity to assist in the development of the Womenswear jewellery and soft accessories product ranges with consideration to Merchandise requirements and brand aesthetics.

You will ensure on time delivery of fashionable, well balanced product ranges that represent exceptional value in the market place and are directionally aligned with the Country Road accessories and apparel ranges.

** Please note: This role is a contract position until February 2023**

The Role

This is your opportunity to assist in the development of the Womenswear jewellery and soft accessories product ranges with consideration to Merchandise requirements and brand aesthetics.

You will ensure on time delivery of fashionable, well balanced product ranges that represent exceptional value in the market place and are directionally aligned with the Country Road accessories and apparel ranges.

** Please note: This role is a contract position until February 2023**

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design and development of the Women's Jewellery seasonal range concepts in collaboration with the Senior Designer of Accessories
  • Ensure consistency of the brands handwriting
  • Present product ranges to the EMC in collaboration with the Senior Designer
  • Brief off-shore manufacturers / agents using the Country Road procedures and formats.
  • Work closely with Production from initial brief and liaise with them on style changes, costing issues and comments through to green-seal sign-off.
  • Design to the option plan as delivered by the Merchandise Manager / Planners.
  • Select seasonal colour palettes and key silhouettes for each product category
  • Visually communicate the product range through sketching, storyboards, etc.
  • Approve all protos for the range before PP stage.
  • Research emerging trends through websites, purchasing samples, etc. and develop into relevant styles ensuring the range is on trend and unique to Country Road.
  • Source new styles, techniques and trends in material, finish, techniques etc.
  • Conduct competitor analysis in both domestic and international markets
  • Liaise and build relationships with off-shores manufacturers / agents and key stakeholders to communicate styling and design concepts
  • In collaboration with the Design Manager and Production, select vendors based on company sourcing strategy, quality standards, price and MOQ's
  • Liaise with Production and Technology to ensure product quality
  • Adhere to the company timetable and critical path to ensure on time sign-off of all womens jewellery product
Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design and development of the Women's Jewellery seasonal range concepts in collaboration with the Senior Designer of Accessories
  • Ensure consistency of the brands handwriting
  • Present product ranges to the EMC in collaboration with the Senior Designer
  • Brief off-shore manufacturers / agents using the Country Road procedures and formats.
  • Work closely with Production from initial brief and liaise with them on style changes, costing issues and comments through to green-seal sign-off.
  • Design to the option plan as delivered by the Merchandise Manager / Planners.
  • Select seasonal colour palettes and key silhouettes for each product category
  • Visually communicate the product range through sketching, storyboards, etc.
  • Approve all protos for the range before PP stage.
  • Research emerging trends through websites, purchasing samples, etc. and develop into relevant styles ensuring the range is on trend and unique to Country Road.
  • Source new styles, techniques and trends in material, finish, techniques etc.
  • Conduct competitor analysis in both domestic and international markets
  • Liaise and build relationships with off-shores manufacturers / agents and key stakeholders to communicate styling and design concepts
  • In collaboration with the Design Manager and Production, select vendors based on company sourcing strategy, quality standards, price and MOQ's
  • Liaise with Production and Technology to ensure product quality
  • Adhere to the company timetable and critical path to ensure on time sign-off of all womens jewellery product

Profile

The Ideal Candidate has

  • A tertiary qualification in Fashion or Textiles is preferred
  • Proficient with Adobe Illustration in providing stylized sketches and technical product sketches
  • Experience having worked in a similar design led role in a fashion business would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop strong relationships internally and externally across the business
  • Extremely organized and deadline driven with great attention to detail
  • Works well within a collaborative team and has strong problem solving skills

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