At Bravado Designs, our purpose is to inspire every new Mom to breastfeed and help support her to succeed in her breastfeeding journey.
We believe that our success is dependent on the superior design in our products and a very strong collaboration and bond between our sales, design and marketing teams to deliver a great brand experience.
Reporting to the Design Manager, the Designer is accountable for the execution of the design vision for Bravado Designs throughout the entire product development process while working collaboratively with cross-functional teams. This is accomplished by leading the team through internal and external trend and colour research, competitive shopping analysis, and overall understanding of the nursing and maternity garment product categories.
The Designer has an excellent design aesthetic, and a thorough understanding of industry standard manufacturing processes and standards as it relates to the lingerie/maternity/nursing categories.
Tracking and management of all files within the Design folder including garment sketches, palettes, and research documents
Organizing and maintaining the Bravado fabric, trim, and inspiration garment library
Participating in departmental and cross-departmental meetings as appropriate
Mastering the Stage Gate and Product Development Processes at Bravado as they relate to the Design Department
Be accountable to ensure milestone deadlines are met
Researching and understanding sales and market trends, customer attitudes, and behaviour
Researching aspirational/runway trends, marketplace bestsellers, competitor collections as they relate Bravado Designs
Following blogs, websites, magazines, predictives and all sources of information in the Women’s Casual Apparel, Lingerie, Maternity and Nursing segments in support of research with Design Manager
Going on competitive shopping trips and attending trade shows, as required
Identifying key must-have items, silhouettes, colours, and pattern direction
Researching and developing new fabrics, trims, finishes, techniques, and technology
Attending Mill and Trim Supplier meetings to research and develop new fabrics, finishes, and trims
Presenting new concepts to leadership and cross functional teams on a seasonal basis
Creating mood and inspiration boards on a seasonal basis
Completing hand and Illustrator conceptual sketches to communicate new concepts
Collaboratively and strategically developing a seasonal line which addresses key must-have items, and sales and marketing feedback
Translating research into seasonal collections
Collaborating with Sourcing to find and develop seasonally appropriate fabrics, trims, and finishes
Developing seasonal colour palettes and colouring up-the-line
Developing print and pattern artwork for both garments and fabrics
SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL
Managing the successful handoff of style sketches and details to the Technical Design Team to be translated into a 1st Proto
Creating and updating style sketches
Creating and updating the “Bill of Materials”
Participating in fittings and ensure the design vision and fit intent is clearly communicated to the Technical Design Team
Collaborating with the QA department, Technical Design, and Operations Teams to ensure there are no potential quality assurance issues
Collaborating with cross-functional departments to prepare and present at company meetings where appropriate
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as required throughout the course of your employment.
Degree or Diploma or equivalent in Fashion Design
3+ years of Industry experience in a related position
Proven track record for delivering successful product to market
Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and In Design preferred
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word
Patternmaking experience is a plus
Essential Requirements within Bravado’s culture:
Demonstrates the key Bravado Values and must be: Collaborative, Respectful, Fantastic, Optimistic, Accountable
Enthusiastic about and aligned with our values
Excellent understanding of the Bravado aesthetic
Knowledge of the intimate apparel industry is preferred
Great understanding of garment manufacturing
Results-oriented, highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who takes ownership
Collaborative style in a team-oriented environment, yet works effectively on an independent basis
Takes initiative, and is flexible, adaptable and resilient in approach
Ability to quickly develop rapport and trust
Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation skills, excellent email etiquette, and persuasion skills, plus the ability to communicate concisely and clearly with people in other cultures, as required
Proven research and critical thinking skills necessary for problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making
Effective time management, planning, and execution skills
Proven skill set as a strategic thinker with the ability to plan and execute and achieve results
Demonstrated strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities, and follow up
Enthusiastic about and aligned with our mission to help every new mother have a successful breastfeeding experience
Travel & Logistics Requirements:
Must work out of the Bravado Toronto office
Core office hours are Monday – Friday
Bravado Designs is fragrance-free environment
This role will commence when a suitable candidate is found and will continue until January 2019
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Bravado Designs Ltd. is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Bravado Designs
Ltd. will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this opportunity and have the skills and experience required, we invite you to send your
covering letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the
subject line quote the position title and
date of application. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview
will be contacted.
We support breastfeeding moms by offering a carefully curated collection of comfortable and stylish
nursing bras, camis and tanks in a wide range of colors and sizes. Our maternity and nursing intimate
apparel is designed in conjunction with hundreds of moms, ranging in body type and breast size, who help us perfect our designs based on real-life around-the-clock use.
Comfort never looked so good!
We also support new moms in their pregnancy and breastfeeding journey by working with experts and
other moms to offer real-life advice on breastfeeding, nutrition, fitness, health and emotional well-being.