Design Assistant at Showpo

Product - Design, Full Time, Sydney, Australia sydney design product full-time
Posted a month ago

An exciting role has opened up at Showpo for a Design Assistant!

Showpo is an Australian owned, global, social media led e-commerce brand, redefining fashion retail for the new generation.

Established in Sydney in 2010, what started as a platform to disrupt the traditional retail model, is now a global fashion destination. As one of Australia's largest social media brands, we connect a community of millions around the world to inspire and discover the latest trends, with over 100+ new styles dropping weekly.

Join our team at Showpo as a Design Assistant and be part of our ongoing growth that will focus on an exciting new direction of taking our Showpo brand to the next level. Work alongside an established design and buying team to inspire newness for our customers.

Responsibilities & Focus:

  • Responsible for negotiating cost prices to ensure we achieve budget margin %
  • Help set RRPs alongside PD / Design Manager to ensure a balanced pricing architecture across the categories
  • Build relationships with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of sample collections
  • Attend fittings to help support designers/GTs and ensure garment construction is viable to achieve the target margin %
  • Work with the internal team to ensure we keep to critical path with the sampling process.
  • Ensure fabric, trims and lab dip approvals are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Prepare samples, cost prices and presentations for fits/buy meetings
  • Track factory allocation for each style/collection to ensure we have a balance
  • Seasonal/monthly analysis including best + worst styles, category performance, SWOTs and supplier performance
  • Work with the Product Developer/Design Manager and Head of Product to plan opportunities for growth
  • Oversee Option Plan management - including Categories / US / Curvy Mix
  • Update and ensure details of each style are correct in WFX 
  • Ensure WFX (PLM) is kept up to date and tidy by GTs/PD/Design
  • Qualities & Experience Required:

  • Experience in a similar position preferred
  • Exceptional Excel skills
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Organised, team player with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and be flexible to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide leadership, supervision and direction to peers in apparel development  
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work autonomously and unsupervised
  • Perks!

  • 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
  • Ambitious OKR’s with weekly business updates from our CEO and Senior Leadership Team
  • Genuine commitment to sustainability, Showpo is putting CSR at its heart
  • Flexible working environment including the ability to work from home
  • Huge staff discounts across Showpo and over 50 amazing brands on site including: rollas, Alias Mae, Levis, Dr Martens, Superga and A Brand
  • Regular sample sales
  • 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
  • Opportunities to find purpose and give back through volunteering and hosted presentations from our charity partners with workplace giving and donation matching supported
  • Dog friendly office
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Education, Wellness and Lunch & Learn Programs
  • Company wide I S**t Rainbow Awards - Reward & Recognition Program -  come and celebrate your colleagues with bubbles every Friday!
  • Sound like the role for you? We'd love to hear from you!