Mr Price- Garment Technologist

  • Sales Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 2 years ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Grade 12
  • Number of vacancies 5 openings
  • Job experience 1 year
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Mr Price South Africa is looking to hire a Garment Technologist with panache and flair to capture the mood on the street in our ready-to-wear line. Your core objectives are to provide quality assurance for the products we offer and to partner with the merchant team to provide quality, value driven merchandise.

The Fashion Designer will keep an eye on the street, travel to shows and read fashion magazines to spot trends and interpret specific color palettes, patterns and prints for each season. You will sketch your designs by hand, create technical production drawings and address buyers as a seasoned marketer.

Reporting into the Quality Manager, you will work alongside a team of Garment Technologists who support the merchandise buying team. The core responsibility of this role would be the critical assessment of merchandise samples i.e. assess fabric, fit and styling. You also assess the quality and construction methods employed to improve the quality of the garment. You will be responsible for completing all the administrative requirements related to this process and may be required to do occasional store visits.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

  • Managing design process from conception through to final styling.
  • Conducting market research to identify new trends, fabrics and techniques, and seeking design inspiration.
  • Collaborating with team members to select seasonal themes, make edits to line, and create new concepts.
  • Ensuring product is in agreement with business strategy.
  • Selecting fabrics and trims.
  • Creating production sketches for development packages.
  • Collaborating with technical designer to ensure development packages are accurate.
  • Reviewing product for style and fit during presentation.
  • Presenting story, mood, color boards, and samples to buyers.

Desired Experience & Qualification Requirements

Required Knowledge and Experience

What you’ll need

  • Bachelors degree or diploma in design or fine arts, or college degree in fashion design or related field.
  • 1+ years design experience.
  • Availability to travel for research and product development.
  • Ability to do sketches by hand.
  • Excellent design and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent sense of style and color.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines.
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