Senior Knitwear Designer

Recruiter
Aeron
Location
Budapest (HU)
Posted
18 Jul 2022
Closes
18 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

AERON is looking for a talented Senior Knitwear Designer to join our growing team. It’s an exciting opportunity to experience and contribute to the rapid growth of the brand in the midst of a transition period where your role will be a key to our success. If you are passionate about knitwear and have always been the one with new innovative ideas, we want you to become part of our Budapest-based team where you can make a difference in how fashion works today.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Design collections in line with the Creative Director’s vision and brand DNA
  • Create mood boards, and propose colour palettes in collaboration with the Creative Director
  • Do research, competitive benchmarking and translate new emerging trends and creative ideas into products
  • Take ownership of the product design lifecycle, manage and follow the workflow
  • Guiding and coordinating the product development process with design ideas
  • Work closely with the Knitwear Developers, Sourcers and innovators to get approval on the incoming materials
  • Responsible for comments on the various development samples throughout proto, pre-production, and production stages – making sure all relevant stakeholders are kept in the loop
  • Aware of knitwear trends, and new techniques and is always on the lookout for newness
  • Oversee and organize design sessions and take comments, provide proactively and focused input to ensure further sampling processes run smoothly
  • Own and document sample orders, and fitting comments and be able to report on their status at any given time
  • Responsible for the technical drawings in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Coordinate with internal departments such as Sourcing, Production & Merchandising
  • Keep collection boards and style overviews up to date
  • Prepare and participate in design presentations and meetings

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Academic degree, from education that is specific to design and knitwear
  • High technical expertise within knitwear, including diverse knowledge of yarns, gauges, machines and infrastructure
  • Experience in working with high-volume luxury products with added value
  • Overview of the global knitwear market and benchmarks
  • Strong understanding of the AERON brand aesthetic
  • Strong research and creative conceptualization skills
  • Experience in the product categories, knowledge about materials, finishings and techniques
  • Outstanding interest in sustainability, material innovation and new technologies
  • Ability to work independently, yet collaboratively
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Excellent communications & time management skills
  • Cooperative and a team player with strong social and communication skills

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Is dynamic and can relate to the fast-paced AERON world
  • Is fluent in English both written and verbally
  • Is not afraid to ask and solve problems with a high degree of autonomy
  • Has the desire to improve products and processes
  • Has a very positive can-do attitude
  • Is organized, precise and respectful of timelines
  • Is willing to relocate to Budapest, Hungary

WE OFFER:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • A young and forward-thinking team with a cool office in Budapest
  • The possibility to learn, develop yourself, and be part of the growth story of AERON
  • A purpose-driven business with a focus on sustainability in all aspects of our business
  • A place where you can be the difference and express your knitwear skills