Fashion Designer/Design Manager

M'simbi Group Limited

Job Title: Fashion Designer/Design Manager
Job Overview
M’simbi Stores is a Zambian owned retail company with 5 store locations. We are now hiring a Fashion Designer to help us keep growing. If you’re interested to be part of a winning team, M’simbi Stores is a perfect place. You’ll be glad you applied!
General Description of position:
The Fashion Designer will design and assist with the production of clothing, and accessories, identify trends, and select styles, fabrics, colors, prints and trims for M’simbi Store’s ready-to-wear clothing. Ideal candidates have outstanding business acumen and are creative geniuses
Specific Responsibilities :
  • Managing the design process from conception through to final styling for all brands under the store.
  • • Conducting market research to identify new trends in fabrics, colors, shapes ,techniques, and seeking design inspiration in line with brand target audiences.
  • Collaborating with sales team and other team members to select seasonal themes.
  • Ensuring products are in agreement with M’simbi Stores business strategy.
  • Selecting fabrics and trims.
  • Creating production sketches/technical flats for development packages (Tech packs)
  • Pattern making and grading into various sizes/collaborating with pattern makers to create accurate patterns for mass production.
  • Presenting story, mood, color boards, and samples to management for approval.
  • Work with production team sample makers to see if the design is feasible
  • Supervise sample makers
  • Fashion design qualification or Self-taught proven fashion designer.
  • Incredible attention to detail is a MUST.
  • An eye for color, texture and pattern
  • Creative
  • Ability to do sketch by hand or computer
  • Excellent design and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent sense of style and color.
  • Enjoys following trends in fashion and clothing.
  • Enjoys fabric sourcing
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and willingness to go the extra mile
  • Ability to work minimum two seasons ahead
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Adobe Illustrator is desirable
  • Ability to with work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate with other designers and pattern makers
Salary and Other Benefits:
These will be negotiated once the right candidate is identified
For this job It helps to have an interest in:
  • Trends in fashion and clothing
  • Art and design
  • Sketching
  • Fabric sourcing
  • Production
Interested? Apply to [email protected] with the subject Fashion Designer. For more details contact Hope on +260-096-0580036
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