Cape Union Mart, Fashion Designer – Boyswear

Location:Cape Town
Job level:Junior/Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Cape Union Mart

Keedo Kids is looking for a talented and creative Fashion Designer to add their passion and soul to all design elements. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and actively involved in overseeing the end-to-end process in the applicable area of responsibility. Must be passionate about kidswear.

Key duties:

  • Design, creation and sourcing of product
  • Compile designs and prints in line with agreed framework contracted with the merchandising team
  • Be able to design into a set price point (fabric and garment construction knowledge)
  • Develop accurate and detailed techpacks and print Artworks prior to set deadline for local and import briefing
  • Presentation of ranges to key stakeholders
  • Continuous maintenance of storyboards and Buy Plan


  • A passion for Kids and babywear design is a must
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a similar role (retail advantageous)
  • A tertiary education in a related field (Fashion Design advantageous)
  • Designing and developing product on CAD
  • Photoshop (essential)
  • Illustrator (essential)
  • Researching local/international trends
  • Working closely with Buying and Development Teams
  • Able to work in a high pressurised environment
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Strong administration skills
  • A valid drivers licence
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Highly creative
  • Team collaborator and passionate
  • Skilled conceptually
  • Accurate and proactive
  • Problem solver and a self-leader
  • Taking ownership and time management proficient
  • Innovative


  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions from the Department Team Leader
  • An eye for colour and a good understanding of colour theory
  • Ability to use initiative and be a creative thinker with the ability to translate ideas into action
  • Well-spoken with effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to prioritise, manage your time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative while under pressure
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Deadline and outcomes-focused
  • Methodical, detail-orientated and accurate
  • Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy

Applicants will be subjected to a practical assessment as part of our screening and selection process.

Please note:  The Cape Union Mart Group is committed to transformation.  Appointments and promotions will be made based on candidates who best meet the requirements for the position. Preference will be given to candidates who will enhance the diversity of the team, aligned to our Employment Equity plan.

Posted on 27 May 12:43, Closing date 25 Jun

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