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03.08.2022

Ksubi

Senior Designer

company: Ksubi
job title: Senior Designer
location: Rosebery
work type: Full-time
level: Senior

Role Description

Founded in 1999 Ksubi has evolved into one of the world’s most recognisable and notorious brands. With two marquee retail stores in New York City and Los Angeles, the brand has experienced a successful renaissance with top tier distribution in the likes of Saks, Nordstrom, Kith, Ssense and over 120 specialty stores in the USA.

We are continuing to build our high-performing team based in Sydney, Australia, that has collaboration, transparency, and an innovative mindset at the heart of everything we do. We want you to join us on the journey, as we take Ksubi to the next level globally. In this role you will have the unique opportunity to work on one of the industry’s fastest growing fashion exports and collaborate with some of the world’s biggest names.

Reporting into the Head of Design, you will design and continue to create Ksubi’s unique compelling offerings. You will be accountable for the relevance and execution of on brand global market trends, be customer focused, commercial and coordinate ranges that are balanced and executed in line with our brand vision and strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Trend forecasting, creating mood boards for collections
  • Collaborating with the Head of Design, Assistant Designer and wider Design team
  • Creating detailed tech packs
  • Translate design concepts into commercial, viable products
  • Interpret trends for the Ksubi customer and present concepts that will grow the brands you design
  • Create value and commercial appeal in your product through things such as print, dyeing and finishing techniques
  • Partner closely with the sales, buying and Production teams to produce best on trend and commercial product mix
  • Consistently develop product to meet all metrics and full margin achievement against confirmed retail price points
  • Collaborate with cross functional departments to deliver on development, timelines of your product and best possible value equation

 

KEY SKILLS

  • 7+ years’ experience at a Designer level in a fashion business executing commercially successful product across all categories, particularly menswear, including denim
  • Degree or Diploma qualification in fashion design is desirable
  • Adobe experience is required
  • Experience in leading direct reports
  • Have an excellent understanding of the youth and street wear / luxury market
  • Excellent knowledge of garment construction, fit and textile development
  • A high level of organisational skills
  • Sound business acumen with strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and contribute to an environment promoting success
  • Highly personable with the ability to quickly build rapport, influence and read people
  • Culture focused on wellbeing, innovation, and growth
  • Merchandise benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional ‘K’ Days per year
  • Highly creative and socially connected team environment

 

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