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ZALORA - Head of Design - Footwear and Accessories

This is an exciting opportunity to join ZALORA’s Private Label leadership team, one of the most recognized fashion brands in South East Asia. We are looking for an experienced leader who has strong industry experience in Footwear and Accessories design and product development, creating a strong seasonal assortment to life working to drive brand identify, achieve financial objectives and drive quality standards.  Reporting directly to Head of Private Label, you will be responsible for defining the Design strategy and delivering guidelines and standards for overall product quality for an entire category, including the ZALORA label. You will be working closely with a cross-functional team which includes designers, product developers, planners and manufacturing experts.  You will be responsible for a substantial part of the greater ZALORA business revenues and margins. 

A great eye for fashion trends, product detail and commercially relevant ideas are important skills. This is a great opportunity for a talented individual who has a passion for design, a strong customer focus and experience in creating brand identifies.   Our business is fast – paced and growing rapidly and flexibility, discipline and adaptability are critical skills to bring into the studio. The role is based in our Singapore office.

Responsibilities

As the lead designer for Footwear and Accessories, you will be responsible for designing monthly and additional seasonal collections for one of our young fast fashion labels. The candidate will be involved in trend research and market research, to keep up to date with the seasonal trends. We need a passionate individual who understands the young market to create trend capsules as well as commercially viable collections. The candidate is also responsible for creating collection overviews; creating technical drawings and design stylesheets; fabric/color proposal and selection as well as sample fittings. We have a full team with support from merchandisers and buyers so the candidate will need to be a good team player to work closely with them and factories to ensure design accuracy and product quality.

  • Responsible leading, and in some cases designing, monthly and seasonal collections across multiple categories, multiple labels and both Women's and Men's
  • Leading trend, market and competitive research to keep up to date to ensure the commercially viable collections, that represent the brand identity
  • Responsible for leading the category views of seasonal strategies, collection overviews, design stylesheets, technical drawings, material/color proposal and selection as well as perspective on product fit
  • Working closely with cross-functional leadership to ensure clear design, development and delivery timelines are defined and followed
  • Work closely with Supply Chain to ensure Vendor mix is aligns with Design objectives

Requirements

  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in Footwear, Accessories Design
  • Strong skill in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in leading design teams, with a positive result

 

 

The ZALORA Story

ZALORA exists for the millions of fashion consumers in Asia seeking a shopping experience focused on their unique styles, trends and fit. As Asia’s leading online fashion destination, ZALORA was founded in 2012 and has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands as well as our own in-house labels across apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women. ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world's leader in online fashion for emerging markets. 

ZALORA is not obligated to accept resumes from any third parties on behalf of potential candidates for any position (advertised or otherwise) by any means, unless ZALORA has executed a written agre ement with such third party and has expressly requested such third party for candidate referrals. Third parties who provide unsolicited resumes of candidate(s) shall waive and forfeit all rights to claim for any placement fees or referral fees in the event that such candidate is eventually engaged or employed by ZALORA or Global Fashion Group.

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