Senior Designer-Developer

Brand Story


This Sydney-based, global accessories brand is revered for its authenticity, craftsmanship and sustainability. With a head office in Sydney, the brand has flagship stores in Australila, Tokyo and Seoul.

Role Overview


UMENCO is recruiting a creative and innovative Senior Designer & Developer to join the team at an esteemed heritage accessories brand with a devoted global following.

This role will see the Senior Designer & Developer execute creative design briefs and line plans that demonstrate an authoritative knowledge of the brand’s values and DNA, its visual sensibilities, varied international markets and standards of quality.

The Senior Designer & Developer will work collaboratively with the Head of Design & Development to manage all phases of the design and development process with the shared objective of meeting the seasonal critical path. They will work efficiently to ensure that collections are launched in accordance with deadlines and adhere to quality standards.

The key responsibilities of this role encompass all touchpoints of the design and development process, creating category deliverables from concept through to collection launch. They will own a number of categories assigned per season, designing and developing seasonal products and market specials.

The talent we seek will have proven experience sourcing raw materials in adherence to pricing architecture; liaising with manufacturers; ordering and managing prototypes and proto-samples; creating and approving tech packs, including all design CAD drawings, make details, BOM and measurements for sample development; and establishing and maintaining systems across the design and development process.

This role involves a perpetual line of cross-functional communication, both externally with manufacturers and suppliers, and internally with the purchasing team, Head of Design & Development, Head of Operations, and executive, logistics and production teams.

The Senior Designer & Developer will also be confident in presenting seasonal collections for global launches and creating presentations for seasonal trend concepts to deliver to sales and marketing teams.

In this role, the successful talent will provide guidance to more junior team members, working collaboratively with the team on the creation of seasonal trend boards, researching and identifying key seasonal trends, silhouettes, and materials.

They will have at least 4 years’ of tenure working in an aligned role, and be habitually organised and proactive in their ways of working.

They will possess advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, along with a robust understanding of ERP/product management software; technical expertise across all aspects of accessories fit sessions; and a diverse knowledge of materials and techniques, particularly handcrafted.

Location


Sydney, Australia

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To confidentially explore this opportunity, please reach out to Angela and the UMENCO team at UMENCO@umenco.com.

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