Senior Manager/ Manager - Design & Development (Apparel)

Job Description

Title: Senior Manager/ Manager - Design & Development (Apparel)

Company Name: ZXY International

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Post Graduate in Fashion/Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising or related field from a well reputed institute

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Work with the Design & Development Head to embrace the objectives of the season and develop the necessary materials to meet the objectives
∎ Develop and select seasonally appropriate styles, fabrics, trims, and coordinate sample development based on the overall brand(s) vision and strategy
∎ Develop design strategies based on country's strength, business units' (BU) specialties, price points, and knowhows in direct relation to the requirement of the clients
∎ Ensure "BIG IDEAS" are identified, developed and executed
∎ Initiate and design new products in each category (active/ sports/ outerwear/ fashion/ bottoms/ shirts etc.) with a balance between price and innovation
∎ Communicate with international offices and BUs to understand the demand and feedback of projects
∎ Build a network of professionals/visionary suppliers in the industry to benefit the process of development
∎ Oversee overall design proposals for customers as well as ZXY collection
∎ Review regularly the status of projects to ensure relevancy to the requirement are met
∎ Analyze the hit rate of each designer and developer in regards to business generated and service
∎ Direct the apparel and graphic designers with concepts, ideas, planning, execution and targets
∎ Cross checking every sample and design work before sending projects/ samples to clients
∎ Ensure all new products are pictured, categorized & presented properly in pdf formats to send to customers
∎ Ensure final product offering to client is aligned with global aesthetic and requirement
∎ Organize and keep a track of key products from all our offices (Turkey, India, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh) to showcase to our customers on marketing trips and build up a global image of product diversity and expertise
∎ Plan and derive a calendar for seasonal collections for marketing, special product launch, exhibition participation & client visits
∎ Develop marketing kit season specific twice in a year (Design /Ranges /Print books, Fabric books, Catalogues)
∎ Send ranges and collection to sales offices in Europe & Canada following calendar & timeline
∎ Study each Business Unit in terms of customers, products, prices and execution, make a report to the BU head and management
∎ Meeting with Business unit head to plan and generate seasonal product development calendar for key existing customers
∎ Advice Business units on ideas /plan to execute client requirements on product categories as well as product presentation during customer visits
∎ Demonstrate working knowledge of all categories, merchandising division, costing, marketing, sourcing, technical, pricing, market knowhow etc. in order to evaluate and make better recommendation to better service of customer
∎ Attend all client meetings in office to develop relations and deliver their expectations
∎ Hold weekly meetings with design and sampling team on all projects, give clear decisions and solution on issues
∎ Attend and run fittings, review samples, make comments and advise corrections
∎ Organize creative workshops to motivate team members.
∎ Research (trend books, magazines, brands, competitions, Internet, products etc.) and be ahead of competitive marketplace.
∎ Schedule fairs and visits to suppliers, factories / buyers/other offices and get approved by Management.
∎ Learn new technologies, software, trends in the market to increase in knowledge and train the team.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 10 years' work experience as a Design Head / Manager in Knits & Wovens category in a reputed liaison or buying office
∎ Must have extensive experience of design, trend forecasting, product development and costing
∎ In-depth knowledge and work experience on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
∎ Knowledge of fabrics and trims, sourcing, material and product specs, garment construction, pattern making, related testing and costing
∎ Ability to identify fashion trends and interpret them into commercial designs
∎ Must have an understanding of price relation to product development
∎ Ability to troubleshoot product issues with technical & sourcing teams
∎ Meticulous attention to detail and a strong dedication to accuracy
∎ Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact and build relationships and work as a team
∎ Should be well-groomed, smart and energetic
∎ Strong presentation and delivery skills
∎ Excellent written and verbal communication both in Bangla and English
∎ IT proficiency - advance level skill is a MUST in MS Office package (Especially, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook)
∎ Should be proactive and dynamic, ability to work hard efficiently
∎ Ability to multitask and remain organized, meet deadlines

∎ Attractive remuneration is being offered for the position

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Group life & Hospitalization insurance
∎ Contributory Provident Fund
∎ Pick and Drop facility
∎ Corporate mobile ceiling
∎ Subsidized lunch facility at corporate Canteen
∎ State of the art Passion Café
∎ World class work environment

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 24 Dec 2021

Company Information:
∎ 24 Nov 2021
∎ ZXY International

Category: Garments/Textile


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