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Date Advertised
16/08/2017
Job Type
Full Time Job Ad
Job Level
Mid Level
Profession
Textile Designer
Skills Required
Textile Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Product Design & Development, Production and Manufacturing, Homewares & Accesories, Styling - Interiors

Address

Sydney, 2100
New South Wales, Australia

Textile Designer / Manufacturing Coordinator

Sydney, New South Wales

Escape to Paradise is a global homeware, textile and accessories brand and we are looking for a talented textile designer/product developer/production coordinator to join our team in our Northern Beaches office, with the perks of international travel.

The primary role of this position is to develop new products in a wide variety of categories from cushions, bedding and textiles to bags, accessories, swimwear, active wear and many other lifestyle focused product lines. There is a huge scope for creative freedom in this role and we are looking for someone who is excited by the challenge to be innovative while expressing a refined sense of style.

Our brand is focused on high end luxury style products where quality is at the corner stone of everything we do and we are looking for a talented designer who can reflect this through their creations.

This role has a wide scope and you will be working alongside the creative director to interpret mood boards and themes, and together with our factories and all relevant production suppliers bring these visions to life. You will be involved in the entire lifecycle of the collection from concept to quoting, sampling, through to distribution of orders both locally and internationally, so the understanding of a global supply chain is necessary.

This is quite a fast paced role as our brand is growing quickly so attention to detail on the go is a must (we love perfectionists), you must have skills in developing textile pattern repeat designs in the style of our brand (tropical luxe and modern geometric).

We also have a photography studio at our office so if you love styling and photography this is the perfect role for you to get creative with styling photoshoots to create imagery for our website, social media and catalogues.

The successful candidate will have extensive textile and design knowledge paired with a financial perspective to help make pricing decisions based on the cost of raw materials and components to make design decisions based on proposed budgets when preparing quotations to meet price targets, will be highly motivated on managing and adhering to all production timelines, have a strong attention to detail and quality control, has exceptional customer service skills and will be responsible in assisting the team on production including but not limited to:

  • Design new and innovative product lines.
  • Design and prepare seamless pattern repeat files for print in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Develop CADS and tech sheets for manufacturers and range books.
  • Liaising with factories to prepare quotations for customer requests for bespoke one of a kind custom made products.
  • Raising / managing all purchase orders and confirming delivery dates with factories and managing the shipping documentation for major retailers internationally.
  • Liaising with the sales team to find out what products customers are wanting.
  • Develop and manage critical path to ensure that agreed timelines are adhered to for all POâs and reorder POâs. Any problems re; timing and delivery dates need to be clearly communicated to the directors and the warehouse team.
  • Assist in the production of the sample range including timelines and delivery and checking for consistency and quality.
  • Main point of contact daily for all production suppliers internationally.
  • Have contacts to source new suppliers with provisions for international travel to inspect and approve factories.
  • Conduct research into new and improved production methods and products.
  • Understanding & execution of quality standards for all products.
  • Administrative duties including matching off prices to production invoices and cross checking against costings.
  • Use Zoho to manage project timelines and milestones.
  • Styling for photoshoots in the studio and on location (national and international travel may be involved).
  • Prepare product photos for deepetching and retouching.
  • Keeping our website up to date with the correct products, descriptions and images and design email newsletters.
  • Social media.
  • Design brochures and catalogues.

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc.).
  • Zoho for managing projects and CRM.
  • Excel and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Shopify and MailChimp.
  • Understanding of Social Media platforms.
  • Global supply chain understanding.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the brand, have a strong interest in homewares and the interior design industry.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Extremely organised with good time management skills.
  • Ability to implement and maintain product management systems.
  • Appropriate textile and product construction knowledge.
  • Understands the importance of adhering to deadlines.

Key Perks Include

  • A great work environment and team culture, Northern Beaches location.
  • Product allowance seasonally.
  • National and international travel (to exotic tropical locations).
  • Base + superannuation + bonus.

If you have the skills, knowledge and passion to fulfil this role we would love to hear from you!


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