Trend Forecaster at Showpo

Product, Full Time, Sydney, Australia sydney product full-time
Posted 23 days ago

About Us:

Showpo is the Australian owned, global, social media led ecommerce brand, redefining fashion retail for the new generation.

Showpo was established in Sydney in 2010 from our Founder & CEO Jane Lu's garage. Forward to now, we have disrupted the traditional retail model, are a global fashion destination and one of Australia's home grown true global success stories. We pride ourselves on empowering women worldwide and being one of Australia's largest and most successful social media brands.

2023 was a hugely successful year for us and 2024 is looking to be even better! Sound interesting? Read on...

Are you an expert in shopper behaviour, retail trends, business strategy, and the future of online commerce? Showpo is seeking a visionary trend strategist to lead and inspire within the women's trend market, translating global market shifts into actionable, innovative product strategies. Join us as a thought leader, creating world-class content and driving the success of our dynamic teams.

Day to day, you will:

  • Research and create solution-driven moodboards & other content, showing a clear understanding of the Showpo brand. This includes the seasonal forecast themes, colour, materials, key items, fabrics, prints, including collection names. Ensure forecast reports are at a world-class standard, delivering information in a concise, informative and inspirational manner, in either visual, written or video format.
  • Identify key influences, drivers and innovations, that will impact and shape the future of the Showpo brand. Looking at society, technology, environment, politics, industry and creativity. Communicate these findings with an understanding of their future impacts within internal presentations and workshops.
  • Collaborating beyond the fashion department. Working with the broader team such as marketing and ecommerce teams. Collaborate with the team to further shape and understand the impact of these shifts.
  • Mentor and lead product team members as well as the broader team. Set best practice examples within the team and collaborate with colleagues to ensure a high standard is achieved. Give constructive feedback and guidance through clear communication in person, on screen and in written form.
  • Deliver presentations that are informative and engaging. Be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the womenswear trends, shifts within the industry as well as challenges the fashion industry could be facing. 
  • Keeping abreast of sustainability innovations, industry challenges and current and future legislations that will impact the fashion industry. 
  • Ensuring diversity and inclusivity is represented within Showpo. Researching and self-educating on product innovations and topics within fashion industry that relate to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Able to hypothesise scenarios within Showpo customer base and wider consumer behaviour in order to brief and work with the data team to design and deliver meaningful and indicative data sets, graphs and visuals.
  • Responsible for organising the set up the Monthly Sell The Dream Presentation with the Product Team. Creation of document and collation of product to review with the product and marketing team.
  • Responsible for selection of product for EDMs to help pre plan for what to be shot in Campaign, Ghost and Ecomm images.
  • Be the conduit between Product and Marketing/Ecommerce to ensure that the vision for the trend boards are executed to a high standard  from Product to Marketing to Ecommerce. 
  • Assist the marketing team with product knowledge such as product Features & Benefits for any marketing assets
  • Responsible for organising the review of VM edits onsite including Trending and Occasion with the Product Team.
  • Responsible for creation of the onsite edits for our monthly collection trend/campaign launches.
  •  Attend a weekly Ecomm Styling Sign Off
  • Attend an seasonal Ecomm Winter Styling Mood Board Direction Sign Off 
  • Who are we looking for?

  • 4+ years experience in a Trend Forecaster or Womens Fashion Designer Role
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the retail industry across multiple markets, focusing mainly on womens fashion 
  • Exceptional knowledge of the global market around consumer behaviour, generational shifts and retail shifts across the industry, from fashion and beauty to consumer technology, social commerce and e-commerce platforms
  • An understanding of the role data and analytics play in commercial success
  • Ability to analyse data and pinpoint trends that will impact the global retail sector
  • Excellent organisation, communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work within the broader teams to ensure outputs are of a consistently high standard and submitted on time
  • Experience with Google Suite (incl. Google Sheets, Google Slides etc.)
  • What's in it for me?

  • Live for fashion? You’ll love working for Australia’s largest social media fashion brand that was founded locally and is expanding globally. The list is growing, but here are some of the things you will enjoy:
  • Our embedded culture of Think Big, Get S**t Done and Have Fun gives everyone the ability to make a massive impact across the entire organisation. We are a fun team with a high-growth hustle
  • Flexible working environment including working from home
  • 50% staff discount on Showpo website!
  • Staff sample sales once a month
  • Your own individual growth plan developed with your manager
  • Celebration is part of our core DNA from social events, to cruises on the harbour, to costume parties and Karaoke. We work hard and celebrate connecting as a team
  • Dog friendly office, Breakfast Bar
  • Employee Assistance Program (mental health support)
  • Company wide I S**t Rainbow Awards - Reward & Recognition Program - come and celebrate your colleagues with bubbles every Friday!
  • Apply now and lead the way in trend strategy and innovation!

    At Showpo we are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can belong and be their authentic selves. We strive to craft a culture that reflects the diversity of our customer, where our differences make us stronger and help us become better humans. We celebrate our people and support them, ensuring we’re a workplace welcoming to all, where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. We are on a journey and sometimes might make mistakes, but we are committed to learning, growing and backing up these words with positive action.