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Fashion Designer/Production Manager

ACTIVE TRUTH is one of Australia's leading e-commerce activewear companies with a strong sense of brand identity and a reputation for exceptional customer service.  A size inclusive activewear label that champions women's diversity, inclusivity and positivity, Active Truth produces premium products with a reputation for performance and quality. We are looking for a passionate designer and production manager who will be responsible for all aspects of research, design, development and execution of seasonal collections and core products.

Key responsibilities:
  • Research, design and present seasonal collections 
  • Create technical drawings
  • Develop and alter patterns and graded nests using CAD software
  • Complete detailed garment specification sheets
  • Liaise with local and international fabric and trim suppliers
  • Manage the sampling and fitting approval process with local and overseas manufacturers
  • Collaborate with the planning tasks associated with the product development process
  • Maintain and follow the critical path to ensure on time delivery of ranges
  • Forecast inventory requirements, core and seasonal
  • Provide analysis and report on sales
  • Communicate all relevant information regarding product in development to the team
  • Build strong relationships with local and international suppliers, customers and team members
  • Ensure a high standard of quality assurance is maintained at all times
  • Work with the marketing team to develop themes for the promotion of seasonal collections
  • Other adhoc administrative projects
  • Provide support to the directors inline with business needs.
To be successful for this role you will require:
  • Tertiary qualification with a degree or diploma in Fashion Design & Production
  • A portfolio of design work to demonstrate creative design ability
  • Minimum 2-3 years garment pattern making and grading experience
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the qualities of stretch fabrics and garment construction
  • High proficiency with Adobe software (Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop)
  • High proficiency with Microsoft software (Word and Excel)
  • High proficiency with CAD software highly considered 
  • Surface design highly considered
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to problem solve and be solution focused when issues arise
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships with local and international suppliers, customers and team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with local and international suppliers
  • A fast learner who is comfortable with technology and can quickly adapt to change in a dynamic small business environment
  • Team player with a friendly personality and a great attitude
  • Prior experience in women's activewear highly considered.
We can offer you:
  • a fun and vibrant workplace in Clayfield
  • a full time role with negotiable/flexible work hours
  • a competitive salary
  • generous staff discount
  • an opportunity to grow your career and be an integral part of a successful Brisbane-based business.
Is this you? Apply now with your resume accompanied by a one-page Cover Letter summarising why you want to be part of the ACTIVE TRUTH team. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@activetruth.com 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.