Senior Fashion Design Manager

Job description

CSB is a growing e-commerce brand that was founded in 2019 by Rachel Dillon, with stylish and unique activewear in mind. Our mission is to provide women all over the world with functional and confidence-inducing athleisure that inspires our ever-growing community both in and out of the gym. Behind our vision is our passionate and high-performing CSB team that stands by values such as inclusivity, creativity, empowerment, and respect.In 4 short years, we have become a leader in the Australian athleisure space, with a goal to keep growing our community globally.

About The Role.

This is a career defining, rare opportunity for an experienced Senior Fashion Design Manager who wants to make their mark in the activewear world with a well-established premium brand. Based in the Gold Coast, the Fashion Design Manager position is a pivotal management role that is responsible for CSB’s product vision and GTM product concepting. Working with the Brand Founder and reporting into the Head of Product, the Senior Fashion Design Manager will effectively forecast and build product pipelines 24-36 months in advance to ensure the key CSB product pillars are nurtured while also delivering innovation across fabric, category & colour.

  • Key functional remit includes; product and process, financial, supply chain, and leadership. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Setting the creative vision for product & brand GTM seasonally;
  • Managing the strategic creative trend forecasting sessions with Brand Founder & Head of Product;
  • Interpreting concepts and creative vision of brand Founder into market relevant collections within the business;
  • Ensuring 24-36 month product/design roadmap build out for future growth identifying; key product trends, key market trends & category growth opportunities;
  • Guiding the Design team to create product collections that position CSB as a market leader in the athleisure category;
  • Effectively lead and support the CSB Design team;
  • Researching & creating range and category concepts;
  • Achieving the businesses financial, product & community objectives through clear Global, APAC & USA/ROW seasonally relevant collections.

About You.

To support CSB’s growth expanding our footprint in the overseas market, we are seeking an candidates with the following experience:

  • 3+ years working as a design manager leading a team of designers.
  • Proven experience in analytical forward range planning with a scope to effectively forecast and build product pipelines 24-36 months in advance.
  • Proven experience in innovative activewear and athleisure design.
  • Proven experience in effectively working cross collaboratively within other department stakeholders to positively influence best outcomes for the business.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a design team dealing with offshore manufacturing suppliers.
  • Strong knowledge of product development process, garment construction, and local and offshore production supply chain management.
  • Excellent understanding of garment specifications, product development and production process.
  • Experienced with use of Photoshop, Illustrator and CAD.
  • Exceptional organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to work deadlines and work independently.
  • A passion for working with Founders and fashion.

How You Benefit.

  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience;
  • Joining a high performing team of amazing people who are incredible at not just what they do, but also how they do it;
  • Be a part of our mission to empower women across the globe to bring her confidence and comfort, CSB style.;
  • Hybrid working arrangements, with a roster of WFH and office days- a competitive Flexible Working Policy;
  • Access to our supportive Paid Parental Package with generous leave options for parents;
  • Access to a fully kitted gym at CSB HQ;
  • Birthday and work anniversary incentives;
  • Generous staff discounts and constant access to free samples;
  • Incredible initiatives and team activities across a well-planned culture calendar.

To Apply.

Please apply using the 'apply' button and submit your resume and cover letter (applications will not be accepted via DM or emails). We are a diverse and inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to the application process to enable you to apply, or contact Sara at sara@thepeopleplugin.com for more information.

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