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Senior apparel designer - Brisbane

BLACKSHEEP

Do you have a love of performance apparel design, an eye for fashion and a dedication for being different?

Reporting directly to the Head of Creative, this Senior Apparel Designer role is a really exciting chance to join a rapidly growing brand and be in the drivers seat (or saddle) for where that growth goes in the design space and the opportunities that come along with it.

About the Brand:

Black Sheep Cycling is a performance apparel brand born out of the desire to do things differently. Founded in 2014 on Queensland's Gold Coast with humble beginnings, the brand, team and community has grown significantly and gone global. We have uprooted from the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and now call Teneriffe, Brisbane home. Our flagship store, head office and cafe known as The Woolshed is where the magic happens these days and where our dedication to being different and passion for making a difference continues.

About the Role:

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Have autonomy and ownership of the product design process as part of an in-house team of passionate creative, marketing, operational, sales and support staff.

  • Lead and manage your small team of in-house designers and external creative consultants;

  • Manage end to end product range design and development in line with creative direction, production schedule and budget;

  • Lead the development of future product ranges that continue Black Sheep's track record of pushing the boundaries of technical and creative innovation in product design;

  • Create prints through both original artwork pattern making and through collaborations with artists;

  • Liaise with our multiple international manufacturing facilities;

  • Predict, identify and incorporate industry trends into development of market leading products and ranges;

About You:

Black Sheep Cycling is built by people, not pieces of paper! You will be an experienced designer looking for the opportunity to lead the design direction of a growing brand with growing opportunities.

Your experience and qualifications are always well regarded, but it will be your personality, passion and what makes you tick that gets us all excited.

On top of a portfolio of experience demonstrating your passion and dedication, some highly regarded skills, qualifications and attributes will include:

  • 3-4+ yrs experience in a similar Senior Designer role within the cycling apparel / activewear / sportswear / stretch wear industry;

  • Demonstrated experience leading a team and managing multiple stakeholders, internally, externally, domestic and international;

  • Strong project management, decision making, time management and communication skills;

  • Proven ability to deliver products and ranges which are equally beautiful in their design and performance; and

  • A tertiary qualification in fashion or design.

Benefits:

  • As the lead designer for a rapidly growing brand with exciting plans on our horizon, there will be exciting opportunities that this role throws your way! Grab them with both hands!

  • Lead a small, passionate team of designers in our head office, ‘The Woolshed’ in the beautiful Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe;

  • An attractive salary package commensurate with experience;

  • Financial assistance to flee to the beautiful, Sunshine State and city of Brisbane from your current Australian residence will be provided;

  • If quality coffee and beautiful cycling apparel is your thing, you are in luck as well. You will have access to generous amounts of both; and

  • Be part of a young, exciting, growing brand and team.

If all this has you feeling like you want to swipe right on us, please submit a resume, cover letter and portfolio of work by the 7th March!

If we are a match, be warned that we aren’t afraid of commitment and aren’t ones for taking it slow so we hope you are ready for the same.

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