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03.05.2021

Zulu & Zephyr

Designer & Production Coordinator

company: Zulu & Zephyr
job title: Designer & Production Coordinator
location: Lismore
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

Zulu & Zephyr is an Australian lifestyle brand cultivating cool, beautiful & effortless swimwear & RTW collections for modern women around the world.

Based in Byron Bay, we are currently seeking a Designer & Production Coordinator to join our small team of creatives.

Zulu & Zephyr is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications ensuring a strong company commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Key Responsibilities

  • This role will assist throughout the ranging & product development process by supporting the Design team in all duties required to meet set deadlines and objectives
  • Closely collaborate with the Head of Design and Creative Director to draw up all initial designs, produce specification packs and ensure all key dates are met in line with our critical path
  • Collaborate with our Designers and Head of Product & Sustainably to deliver 3 mainline collections per year plus exclusives capsules delivering per month
  • Research ideas, source reference material and create new artwork under the Creative Director’s direction
  • Create mood boards for seasonal collections
  • Maintain digital and vintage artwork library
  • Track the design progress to ensure timely execution of Design Artwork Calendar
  • Fitting of garments to ensure comments achieve the highest standard of fit and construction
  • Mark / adjust garments where necessary & return samples to suppliers as required
  • Briefing, coordinating and monitoring external QC providers
  • Liaise with overseas factories and checking both PPS and Shipping samples
  • Supplying and approving care instructions, barcodes and swing tags for bulk production
  • Order trims & labels for SMS & bulk – referencing Purchase Order quantities
  • Manage the Quality Assurance process and provide reports on the progress
  • Organise fabric and trim charts for our factory’s reference
  • Be up to date with trends and be able to use this as inspiration
  • Work in alignment with the critical path
  • Sample maintenance – this includes all samples ordered and used by the team excluding production samples
  • Communicate with team to ensure SMS delivery is in line with shoot & sales calendar
  • Assist in managing all SMS sets including for sales, shoots as well as fitting
  • Scheduling and tracking of fabric consumptions
  •  Pricing and tracking of all monetary components for signature collection
  • Assisting with Purchase Order submissions
  • Unpacking and distributing any parcels that arrive for the designers as soon as they arrive
  • Organising courier pickups and drop-offs for both local and offshore
  • Packing all photoshoot samples to the required deadline

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Junior Designer, with a minimum of 3 years experience as a Design Assistant or Junior Designer
  • Knowledge and understanding of fashion retail, wholesale and manufacturing.
  • Administration experience in fashion production
  • True creative, someone who is innovative and has a boundless imagination
  • Organiser, an individual who can organise to work to strict deadlines

 

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