Fashion Design & Product Developer

 

The Fashion Design & Product Developer will support the Head of Design in all phases of the design development process, lending both creative and practical support. You are the right-hand wo/man to the Head of Design and will work with internal and external partners to bring the Verge range to life from product conception to market within required deadlines.

Some of the key areas you will be involved in;

Range Design & Development

  • Trend Forecasting & Research (seasonally), including setting up inspiration boards for Design Team and maintaining these throughout the season with fresh ideas
  • Market Research NZ/AU markets and internationally to ensure market awareness
  • Research & develop design concepts for relevant categories/seasonal ranges collaborating with HOD

Selling – Preparation,  Post & During

  • Assist with any SMS sample range prep in collaboration with the Design Team to ensure the range is ready for reviews/ photographing/selling
  • Assist Marketing & Sales Teams with photoshoots as/when required
  • Assist in selling meetings and product workshops, when required, to obtain feedback from customers
  • Actively contribute in post-season analysis meetings with CD and Brand/Sales Manager for future planning and keep accurate notes to reference

 

Benefits and perks

Alongside a generous salary for the right experience, flexible working hours and free parking, the most beneficial part of working at Verge is our collaborative team.

Our Team orientation:

  • Aware of team goals and objectives
  • Seeks input from others and keeps them informed
  • Works co-operatively, and gives support to others when needed
  • Is flexible around individual tasks and jobs
  • Maintains good relationships, does not allow personality differences to intrude

Skills and experience

  • Passionate about Fashion Design with experience in Womenswear clothing in NZ with a minimum of 5 years experince in the industry.
  • Background in product development & garment manufacturering off-shore, with the capability to create full tech packs and fit garments.
  • Proven experience of product development through to production level.
  • Proven CAD experience  - Coral and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Proven understanding of fabric and fully fashioned knitwear (qualities and performance)
  • An ability to multitask and perform under tight deadlines

Looking for someone who

  • Have a good understanding of the Verge aesthetic.
  • A love for womens clothing
  • The ability to think outside the box and bring those ideas to life
  • Understands the dynamic world of fashion retail - being both pro-active and re-active
  • Has a commercial eye
  • Has a real can-do attitude
  • Is organised and demonstrates good time management
  • Eagerness to learn more about our customer and our business

 Then please apply at admin@verge.co.nz with an up to date CV and cover letter.