Sunday , February 25 2024

Ackermans Careers – Trend & Design Specialist

Website Ackermans

Job Description:

We have an exciting and new opportunity for an experienced Trend & Design Specialist to successfully research and interpret trends and design womens footwear merchandise in accordance with Ackermans customer requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all designs are in line with the brand positioning
  • Produce clear tech packs for suppliers, Product Technology and Buyers to work with
  • Interpret trends into commercial designs
  • Design ranges that support the merchandise strategy for the relevant portfolios
  • Execute in accordance with the merchandise seasonal plan
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to develop designs into samples

Job Requirements:

  • Good strategic, conceptual skills and a solid knowledge of South African retail landscape
  • QA knowledge
  • The knowledge on how to stay abreast of emerging macro trends, micro trends and cultural phenomenon and consistently communicate these trends to all levels, both within as well as outside the Company
  • The ability to ability to research and provide mood, colour, print and silhouette direction, drawing from many sources of influence including runway, street, retail, culture, art, social media and trend services.
  • Knowledge of the retail merchandise cycle with regards to buying
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong eye for fashion and detail with the ability to predict, analyze & monetize future retail and fashion trends for local customer
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills

Job Details:

Company: Ackermans

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Kuils River, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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