Menswear and Womenswear Designers (2 positions)

Max 2 - Toronto, ON (17 months ago)

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(2 positions)
We are currently searching for a Menswear Designer and a Womenswear designer (2 positions) who have over 5 years experience as a sportswear designer with leading brands. Reporting to the Director of Brand,

You will:
develop plans for the seasonal product mix based on analysis and research of trends and forecasts within the fashion industry to ensure that MAX+2 is serving its customers’ needs and wants
prepare technical drawings, select fabrics and communicate on a regular basis with our manufacturing teams, review fit and technical construction with our manufacturers, attend and supervise fittings and approve overall design and appearance of garments prior to production
create and maintain seasonal spec packages
manage the design process, personal workload and workload of direct reports and timelines to ensure design packages are delivered and communicated on time.

You are:
accountable with proven leadership, problem solving and decision making skills
an independent self-starter capable of working in a team environment
able to demonstrate your ability to the fullest and to confidently present your ideas and influence others
an excellent verbal and written communicator with enviable interpersonal skills
excellent with time management and organizational skills

You have:
5 or more years of sportswear design experience
knowledge of and experience working with North American and overseas manufacturers
University degree or College diploma in Fashion Design with a strong sportswear fashion sense through knowledge of the retail marketplace and garment industry, including colour, textile, garment fit, construction and quality control
advanced knowledge of Windows, Photoshop and Illustrator, Excel, and Word
You must be able and willing to travel locally, nationally, and internationally as needs dictate.