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05.07.2021

Bloch

Senior Designer

company: Bloch
job title: Senior Designer
location: Alexandria
work type: Full-time
level: Senior

Role Description

BLOCH is an iconic leader in dance footwear and apparel.  We are one of the world’s leading retail and online destinations for premium dancewear and dance inspired activewear, delivering the latest on-trend styles to the fashion devotees around the globe who love to lead an active lifestyle. We have a fun and collaborative culture, dedicated to delivering excellence for our customers.

With growth and expansion of the BLOCH range, there is no better time to join the Design team bringing your expertise to our new Activewear design and development whilst adding fresh and innovative ideas to the dancewear brand. 

As the Senior Designer, you will be part of our Design and Development team to create new concepts and execute our unique brand DNA. This is a unique and exciting career opportunity to join a growing business and make an impact.

This is a critical role working collaboratively with the Head of Design and Development to finalise seasonal strategies, colour palettes, concept and mood boards, proposals and sourcing.

To succeed in this role, you must be obsessed with fashion and lifestyle trends, will love fashion and athleisure and be able to anticipate what the local and global consumer wants.

You are creative and have a proven ability to work cross-functionally with other departments.

We are ideally looking for someone who has product knowledge and experience in the activewear and technical space, and graphic design skills will be an advantage.

A solid track record in activewear/athleisure design with another lifestyle or sports brand in the apparel industry would be advantageous.

You will take ownership of styles from concept through to pre-production. Your experience completing design tech packs and garment fit knowledge will be highly valued.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, execute and deliver comprehensive on-brand product offering
  • Create accurate design tech-packs ready for offshore development
  • Manage and liaise with vendors
  • Manage and update all range boards after key meetings and sign-offs
  • Present ideas to key stakeholders
  • Research key trends within the active / lifestyle / innovation space

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience in fashion design/graphic design
  • Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent Design Diploma
  • Product development knowledge of stretch, woven and technical fabrics
  • Knowledge of product development calendar, process, timelines, and deliverables
  • The ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • A proactive and solution/result-oriented approach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and follow through skills
  • Superb organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Experience liaising with offshore suppliers
  • A high level of proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • An interest in the dance inspired apparel consumer
  • A broad knowledge of the global activewear market

 

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