The job title for this position is "Leather Designer." The successful candidate will be responsible for designing a range of leather products, including bags, wallets, footwear, and apparel. They should be able to create innovative and stylish designs while considering the functional aspects of the products. The ideal candidate should have a keen eye for detail, stay up-to-date with fashion trends, and be able to create aesthetically pleasing designs.
The Leather Designer will work collaboratively with other team members, including product developers, pattern makers, and manufacturers, to ensure that their designs are feasible and can be produced on time and within budget. The candidate should be able to create detailed technical drawings and specifications for each design, including materials, colors, and finishes. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring that all materials and production processes meet the company's standards of quality and sustainability.
To stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices, the Leather Designer will attend trade shows and events. They will manage and maintain design software and tools, ensuring that they are up-to-date and readily available when needed. They will provide feedback and guidance to other team members, including product developers and manufacturers, to ensure that designs are produced to the highest standards of quality.
The Leather Designer should conduct market research and analysis to identify new product opportunities and potential growth areas for the company. They may also supervise and train apprentices or other staff members as required.
To qualify for this position, the candidate should have a bachelor's degree in fashion design or a related field and 2-5 years of experience in leather design, with a focus on creating innovative and stylish designs for a range of leather products. The candidate should possess a strong understanding of fashion trends, materials, and manufacturing processes. They should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage time effectively and meet project deadlines, and a willingness to learn and stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices.
In summary, the Leather Designer position requires the candidate to have a passion for leather design and the ability to create innovative and stylish designs for a range of leather products. The successful candidate should possess a strong understanding of fashion trends, materials, and manufacturing processes, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage time effectively and meet project deadlines. The candidate should also be willing to learn and stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices. The application process requires submitting a resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of previous work.