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Senior Footwear Designer
Senior Designer - EMU Australia EMU Australia is a Geelong based international footwear company which wholesales and retails quality fashion footwear to customers in both the domestic and overseas retail markets. Continued growth requires an experienced senior designer to join the company’s Head Office team. To succeed in this position, it is necessary that you are reliable, hard-working and self-motivated.
The successful candidate will need to be well organised, demonstrate strong communication skills and have the ability to work autonomously in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Reporting to the Production Manager you will be responsible for: Designing & developing an original footwear collection Taking existing success stories to a new level Working within the EMU Australia design process from trend research to design approval Presenting trend, colour and catwalk response boards Interpreting trends for the EMU Australia consumer Travelling globally for creative product development and material sourcing Producing design specifications for the supplier base to produce samples Working with the supplier base to deliver product Working with the product developer to solve any fit, technical and aesthetic issues You will possess the following attributes: A passion for footwear design and product development Team focused individual with a collaborative approach Ability to communicate effectively with internal departments and off-shore third party suppliers Ability to listen to International CEO's ideas and direction Innovative mindset Ability to create unique product designs Attention to detail Follow up and follow through skills Desired Skills and Experience In order to be considered for this opportunity you will have significant industry experience and hold a relevant tertiary qualification. Ideally you will have a minimum of five years experience in footwear product design and you will be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator.