Menswear Designer

Role: Menswear Designer
Brand: Santa Cruz
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Summary: The successful applicant must have at least 5 years experience in a similar role, and enjoy the challenges and pace of the action sports industry.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Designing, and developing menswear/youth apparel and accessory ranges in line with the company’s brand direction, timelines, quality expectations and financial targets
  • Researching upcoming market trends, influences and colour palettes
  • Maintaining constant awareness of the Skate/Surf market, competitor activities, consumers tastes and retail trade
  • Creating garment specifications & technical drawings using Illustrator
  • Communicating with offshore/local factories
  • Sourcing and developing new fabrics & trims
  • Monitoring the sampling process ensuring critical timelines are adhered to
  • Setting up initial size specs
  • Measuring and fitting garments
  • Approval of lab dips, print & embroidery strike offs
  • Liaising with Major retail buyers regarding any SMU requirements

The ideal candidate for this job needs to be hands on, efficient and self-motivated. They will have good commercial acumen, a solid knowledge of the skate and surf markets, and upcoming trends, and the ability to translate this into forward commercial designs.