Retail / Fashion

Location: Durban
Salary: Market related
Reports to: Senior Designer

Job Purpose:

  • To create sketches detailing the design and creation of high quality products (CAD) for presentation to the customer by Development Coordinator
  • To provide detailed specification sheets to support construction and production of products
  • Conducts research and sources new products to be used to inform the design direction
  • Trouble shoot lead time delays during the design process

Key Result Areas:

  • Delivery of 100% correct innovative and quality artwork (CAD) and specification sheets against a brief received
  • Clear and concise communication between all departments within the company
  • Lead times met within the design process
  • Timeous delivery of any changes to artwork to facilitate on time delivery of the order

Design Process:

  • Receive emails from Development Coordinator for new artworks daily and prioritise by delivery date required
  • Manage turnaround of artwork from receipt of email in 24 hours
  • Receive emails from Quoting Administrators, prioritise and manage turnaround of artwork from receipt of mails in 24 minutes
  • Complete CADS for Import and Local CMT production including full specifications and measurements

People Management:

  • Effectively communicate and manage internal leadtimes for quoting, design of artwork, sampling and client approvals.
  • Develops an effective network of communication to ensure shared knowledge and understanding of business activity
  • Manage any interpersonal relations issues which may arise within your team

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to manage own activities
  • Prioritize own duties and tasks and assist in the adjustment of priorities when appropriate to ensure that work is completed on time
  • Uses time effectively and prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with work completion
  • Clearly conveys information and ideas to colleagues
  • Ensures that all written information is clear and concise
  • Builds due dates into assignments and task delegations and communicates milestones and expected results
  • Strong listening, presentation and decision-making skills
  • Self-starter – ability to work unsupervised, manage own time and activities
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Must have a degree or be in the process of finishing a degree with design background
  • Funky and passionate about design and must be very creative.
  • Can work with design programs Creative Suite as well as comfortable on Windows and Email
  • Be well spoken and presentable as well as being able to work with a team.
  • Take orders and work to the best of their ability.
  • Be prepared to work to meet tight deadlines which may entail working later hours if needed
  • Has a driving license of transport
  • Has a basic understanding of trends and fashion
  • Work closely with Senior Designer on capturing ranges, research, completing design packs and CADS


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