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Senior Footwear Designer

ZALORA is looking for a qualified and experienced Senior Footwear Designer. Reporting to Head of Design, you will be responsible for designing creative commercial collections across our Private label brands, including the ZALORA label.   You will be working closely with a cross-functional team, which includes product developers, buyers and manufacturing experts, you will also be responsible for managing and mentoring Assistant designers within the team.

As Senior Designer for Footwear, you will be responsible for designing monthly and additional seasonal collections for our young fast fashion labels. You will be involved in trend research and market analysis to keep up to date with the seasonal trends. You will also be responsible for sourcing new materials, developing new constructions and producing detailed design specification sheets. A good technical understanding is key to ensure product quality and design accuracy is achieved. We have a full team with support from merchandisers, product developers and buyers so the candidate will need to be a good team player with excellent communication skills to work closely with them and factories to drive overall category objectives.

We are looking for an experienced designer who has strong industry experience in Footwear design and product development, with the ability to design and create a full assortment of trend focused footwear.

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 identities.   Our business is fast paced and growing rapidly so flexibility, discipline and adaptability are critical skills to bring into the studio.

This is an exciting opportunity to join ZALORA’s Private Label team, one of the most recognized fashion brands in South East Asia.

Singaporeans and PRs applicants are preferred.  The role is based in Singapore.

Responsibilities: 

  • Design monthly and seasonal collections across private label brands
  • Create and communicate seasonal trends to internal teams
  • Complete market analysis and competitive research to keep up to date with seasonal trends
  • Create accurate design sheets including technical drawings, product specifications, material and colour selection and construction guidelines
  • Source new materials and constructions
  • Daily communication with suppliers, designers, buyers and technical teams
  • Develop product strategy covering essential, trend and directional products
  • Manage Assistant Designer

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent is required
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Footwear Design
  • Strong skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

 

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. 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 agreement 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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