Careers at Country Road Group

Careers at Country Road Group

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Junior Designer - Politix

Apply now Job no: 995066
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Design & Development

The role

An exceptional opportunity for a Junior Designer to join the Politix team. Reporting to the Senior Designer, you will be responsible for assisting to design and develop the Menswear collection within nominated categories (Shirting, Knitwear, Tops, Bottoms & Coats/Jackets). The role is integral to deliver the brand purpose of delivering ‘Exceptional Design, Affordable luxury & Best in Class Service’ through offering a premium and accessible clothing collection that is on-trend, quality driven and versatile. To be successful in your role you will have achieved sales budgets, gross profit margin targets and key business objectives around sustainability and vendor relationships. You have a creative eye for commercial menswear and a strong knowledge in fabric, fit and construction.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist to Design and develop product in line with the Politix brand strategy that meets customer needs and offers constant innovation for nominated categories and support Senior Designer
  • Work closely with the Senior Designer to identify trends each season specific to the nominated categories
  • Design and develop product in line with the option plan, OTB and margin requirements for nominated category
  • Work with Senior Designer on product design and development prior to range planning
  • Develop and source new fabrications and trims in alignment with seasonal trends, maintaining newness and originality in the nominated categories
  • Manage the approval of all lab dips, trims and fabrics to standards in place for the nominated category with oversight of Senior Designer 
  • Prepare all product and information required for pre buys, buys and retail presentations monthly for the nominated categories
  • Ensure that full sets of samples are provided for your nominated categories and handed to the Marketing Co-Ordinator and PR team to maximise exposure in campaign and editorial/social opportunities  & E commerce shoot
  • Sign off product shots and product descriptions for all on-line styles specific to your nominated category in conjunction with Designer
  • Achieve sales budgets, intake margins and R.O.S for nominated categories
  • Assess weekly sales reports to determine best sellers, sell throughs and problem styles/colours in nominated category
  • Complete regular visits to stores to obtain first hand product feedback from customers and team members.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate

  • Technical skills, fabric and/or yarn sourcing and knowledge
  • 3-5 years in a design assistant role
  • Proven understanding of offshore manufacturing
  • Advanced skills in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Advanced knowledge of dealing with offshore suppliers
  • Patternmaking understanding and QC experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, having had the experience in presenting to an Executive Team
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a potentially rapidly changing environment
  • The ability to prioritise workloads, plan work programs and meet deadlines

Why work for us?

  • A competitive remuneration package, including incentives
  • Seasonal product allowances and generous discounts for you and your immediate family on all Country Road, Trenery, Politix, Witchery and Mimco products
  • Excellent career progression involving regular training and on the job development
  • A genuine, open and high performing culture
  • Opportunity to become involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility program, by supporting our community partnerships.
  • An extra day off your birthday.

About us

For almost 50 years now, POLITIX has helped men make their mark. Getting to know the person behind the suit, the blazer, the shirt – and dressing them in garments that pair skilful design with time-honoured craftsmanship.

The end result? A wardrobe that offers the ultimate fit – and elevates his personal style too.

Today, we continue to set a higher standard for expert tailoring, sustainable garment-making and customer service. And we see every occasion – no matter the dress code – as another opportunity to explore and express your unique style. So you can leave a lasting impression on everyone you cross paths with.


Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Country Road Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Country Road Group prefers to manage all sourcing directly, please submit your applications to this role if you are interested. Please note introductions via agency will not be accepted.

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