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Jewellery Designer | Brookvale

Colette Hayman

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 23/05/2017

Job Category:

Fashion & Beauty / Fashion

Job description:

Location: Head Office
Posted on: 23 May 2017

colette by colette hayman is one of Australia's fastest growing fashion accessories brands, dominating the market in all aspects! Influenced by international catwalk trends colette by colette hayman epitomises fast fashion, offering the hottest range of fun, stylish and deliciously affordable accessories, handbags and jewellery for the fashion conscious style seeker!

With over 160 stores internationally and an exciting expansion project underway, if you live and breathe retail, thrive off the exciting challenges that retail throws at you every day, have a passion for people and a drive for success that gets you out of bed every day then this is the job for you!!

Based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, this is a rare opportunity for an experienced Jewellery Designer to join the team and take responsibility of development of innovative and fashion forward designs and ranges, driving key trends along with classic pieces.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design

  • Identify current trends in design, color, material, through publication review, trades show visits and overseas travel
  • Work alongside the buying team to create new season trend presentations
  • Work alongside the International team to develop jewel collections suitable to the season / market place
  • Design and develop statement jewel pieces to compliment all ranges
  • Work closely with China factories with regular visits to source and design new collections
  • Working alongside the buying team to ensure designs align with season ranges
  • Ownership of Design specs; update of any changes throughout the design process
  • Conduct weekly design reviews with Head of Accessories
  • Coordinate / participate in brainstorming sessions
  • Manage seasonal campaign shoot development and present concepts
  • Manage all best seller updates and re-colors; continually evolving the product
  • Manage limited edition jewel collections
  • Create and send weekly trend flashes

Development

  • Responsible for achieving established timelines, recording progress and updating management on the development progress of product
  • Responsible for ensuring product achieves the design brief upon completion of manufacturing
  • Review design samples from factories to ensure quality and accuracy and identify cost saving measures throughout the sampling process.
  • In line with the Head of Accessories create and implement a creative direction for each season including edits to the current line and new lines that are consistent with brand strategy and market trends.
  • Partners with all internal teams, knows business/sales side of category, and applies this knowledge to the creation of new season designs and product
  • Understanding of price and margin requirements; negotiate with factories when developing

Knowledge and skills

  • Minimum of 2 years as a Jewellery Designer and ideally at least 6 months within a jewellery Design role
  • Creativity and style. Designers need to be able to draw inspiration from past trends and see new possibilities for future innovations through market research and trend data.
  • The ability to perform under pressure and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of design software and technical drawings
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressure fast paced environment while maintaining administrative accuracy
  • A professional & mature attitude
  • Demonstrated competent Microsoft Office Skills including Word Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • A positive flexible 'can do' attitude along with the ability to work autonomously

Schedule Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that meets the business needs, including evenings and weekends
  • International travel will be necessary in this position

If you are passionate, motivated, driven and looking for a company that will provide you with an excellent career opportunity, apply today!