Fashion Designer


About the job

SUMMARY Responsible for the collection development and approval process from the purchase preparations until the shipment, guiding fitting technician and merchandisers team, to ensure the quality and on-time deliveries. Aims to have a strategic performance, seeking opportunities for improvements in general. Be the key communication person between designers in Brazil head quarter, Shanghai Team and Suppliers in Asia.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Constantly visit market, fairs and suppliers, and also do on-line research to follow up fashion trends and contribute with improvement on our collection and products;

• Work closely with Brazil team to understand our client needs, align expectations, and clarify any possible doubt;

• Responsible for disseminating the information, trends and news coming from Brazil, and also for monitoring the feedback regarding the final products, taking corrective actions for improvements, when necessary;

• Prospect and develop suppliers, in terms of product and trends;

• Support buyer on buying meeting preparation, evaluating samples quality, identifying opportunities through market research, and doing picking in suppliers Showroom;

• Source fabrics, trims and products, to prepare for buying meeting;

• Create TP and Size Specs when necessary;

• Participate in all samples fittings, along with the merchandisers and Fitting Technician;

• Approve lab dips, strike-offs, trims, fitting, PP sample and Shipment sample, whenever necessary;

• Support and guide Merchandisers team during the approval process (samples, fabric, trims, etc.);

• Develop a high performance team, leading, coaching, training and monitoring team members. Responsible for ensuring efficient approval process;

• Maintain good relationship with suppliers working closely with them to guarantee smoothly samples approval process and the deliveries on time;

• Analyze the processes related to approvals and modeling, suggesting improvements when necessary.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

• Currently living in china;

• Bachelor´s Degree in Fashion Design or correlated areas;

• Minimum 4 years Designer experience, with a fast fashion retail background. Prior experience working for international organizations is preferred. Experience with Brazil market would be a plus

• Fluent in English. Portuguese would be a plus;

• Strong computer skills, including proficient in office systems software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point);

• Good oral & written communication skills, with strong emphasis on follow-up and organizational capability;

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group at all levels, and different cultures;

• Highly detail-oriented, organized, and able to handle multiple tasks at once. Good time management skills;

• Be energetic and proactive, taking the initiative and able to work independently;

• Flexibility with working hours and availability to travel (Inside China and abroad).