Careers at Country Road Group

Careers at Country Road Group

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Senior Designer - Menswear - Country Road

Apply now Job no: 995267
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Design & Development

Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Country Road Menswear team as a Senior Designer. You will lead the Urban Menswear category in research, design and development, ensuring alignment to the Brand strategy and financial metrics; working collaboratively with Design, Planning and Product Development & Sourcing (PD&S).

Key Accountabilities

• Leadership, management, coaching and inspiration of the design team
• Design a product range aligned to the brand strategy set by the Head of Design, and aligned to the option plan, price points, margin targets and trade insights
• Conceptualise and sketch the range. Develop and maintenance of all range documents
• Complete thorough garment briefing specifications for PD&S team (including technical and construction specifications)
• Provide comments on all raw materials to P&DS team (including lab dips, strike off and trims)
• Contribute to fit sessions to ensure consistent fit and quality standards are achieved, partnering with PD&S team to achieve cost and margin targets
• Communicate product design changes to relevant stakeholders to mitigate any design concerns, potential delays and/or price variations
• Present collections to key stakeholders throughout the design and development process
• Evaluate range performance by assessing weekly sales reports and attending trade meetings, taking learnings into future actions
• Maintain relationships with key stakeholders/vendors to ensure design vision is achieved
• Partner with PD&S team on potential new categories, providing advance notice to enable PD&S to source new vendors and optimise contract negotiations to meet Brand requirements
• Undertake inspiration and vendor trips where necessary.

Key Capabilities

• 5+ years relevant design experience in Menswear
• Strong technical design, fit and sketching skills
• Diploma or degree qualification in Fashion Design or related field
• Intermediate/Advanced skills in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Why work for us?

  • A competitive remuneration package, including annual performance incentives
  • Generous employee discounts across Country Road Group brands
  • An additional day of leave for your birthday
  • Hybrid working arrangements in office and from home that provide appropriate work/life balance
  • Seasonal clothing allowance across the Country Road Group portfolio of brands
  • Opportunities to support community partnerships across our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Be a member of a company committed to sustainable practices
  • Ongoing training and development to pursue individual ambitions.

About Country Road 

Since 1974, Country Road has built a legacy of effortless style and quality designs that are made to last. From its products to its partnerships and stores, the brand looks to drive positive change so you can feel proud of every Country Road purchase you take home.

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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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