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Design Sourcing Assistant

Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
Closing date
27 May 2023

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Zimmermann is searching for an enthusiastic Design Sourcing Assistant to join the team. In this role, you will assist in the sourcing and development of trims, linings and core colour-block fabrications to the requirements of the Creative Director and Senior members of the design team. 

You will have the opportunity to work with an internationally recognized fashion brand in a progressive and diverse business culture. This is an opportunity for someone who is driven and detail oriented.

As Design Sourcing Assistant, you responsibilities will include: 

  • Knowledge of fabrics, trims, print and embroidery techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding garment construction and pattern making.
  • Research and investigate new suppliers for development 
  • Attend sourcing appointments and follow up on all appointments with summary email to team and suppliers.
  • Attend seasonal design meetings relating to fabrics and trims, collate all information discussed and summarise for the team following each meeting via email.
  • Co-ordinate the sending of trim artworks to suppliers for strike off, ensuring all developments are actioned accurately and efficiently.
  • Chase up and file all testing reports for all fabrics and trims, review and flag anything that is cause for concern at proto development stages and counter source alternatives.
  • Assist with set up and send purchase orders for trims, linings and core colour-block fabrications to suppliers and follow up on deliveries 
  • Create and manage a system for storing sourced trims – manage the archive and new seasonal sourcing.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Tertiary course in Fashion and/or Textiles and preferably have at least 1 year of work experience in a similar business.
  • Have a good knowledge of fabrics & trims and a keen interest in fashion.
  • Ability to combine both creative and technical skills.
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Be exceptionally well organized and methodical.
  • Computer skilled, particularly in Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Any experience of AP21 or a similar program.

If you are searching for an exciting opportunity, look no further and share your application with our hiring team. 

Why work with us: 

  • Bespoke development plans and access to strong mentors and industry leaders
  • Ongoing Training & Development to grow your career within Zimmermann
  • Generous Employee Discount
  • Opportunity to progress your career within an Australian global luxury brand, including international opportunities
  • Work with high-end fashion and alongside fellow passionate and dedicated Zimmermann team member

Please note, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Zimmermann is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications ensuring a strong corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their namesake label in 1991. They fast won a loyal following - smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and clever cutting.

Early in its evolution, Zimmermann took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear. Zimmermann’s bold original prints, beautifully made one-pieces and sculptural bikinis create a new point of reference in flattering, sexy and stylish swimwear. Zimmermann present their ready-to-wear collections each year in both Sydney and New York.

In Australia, Zimmermann maintains a collection of stand-alone stores across the country, creating seductive and dynamic retail destinations that reflect the brands modern and optimistic aesthetic. In 2008 Zimmermann also launched its successful online boutique at

The collections are stocked in stores internationally. Stockists include the iconic Barney’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Zimmermann is also featured on the world’s premier online stores such as Net-A-Porter.

Demand from its growing international clients has seen the opening of Zimmermann stores in the United States. In 2011, Zimmermann opened its first US store on Robertson Boulevard, in Los Angeles. The brand now has five US stores located on Mercer Street in New York City, East Hampton, Americana Manhasset, Robertson Boulevard, and in June 2015, launched its new Los Angeles flagship on Melrose Place.

Zimmermann Headquarters are located in Sydney, while the brand also operates offices and showrooms in New York, Los Angeles and London. Zimmermann has been the recipient of multiple fashion awards, including the Australian Fashion Laureate award, amongst others.

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