Senior Knitwear Designer

An aspirational career opportunity for a seasoned knitwear designer looking for their next step. You are committed to socially and environmentally sustainable business practices and value diversity and inclusion.

ABOUT SIR

SIR is an Australian privately-owned company which designs and manufactures high-end women’s fashion globally distributed through its online platform along with a number of international wholesalers. SIR has garnered international acclaim for its singular aesthetic centred on sustainable basics and distinct, minimalist yet feminine silhouettes. SIR promotes a conscious approach, continuously evaluating its social and environmental impact to facilitate educated and sustainable business growth. Gearing all brand operations towards a more sustainable future, relationships with makers and energy-efficient production models are supported by mandates of inclusivity, diversity, and transparency, reflecting care confidently back into each of the brand's designs.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Senior Knitwear Designer will play an integral part in the Design Team and will be responsible to oversee processes related to knitwear design & creative planning. You will work collaboratively with our design assistant, product developers and creative directors to create unique collections using a ‘Sir’ lens.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Identify trends and research market at the start of the season, maintaining an in-depth understanding of the market, supplier base, competitors and customer requirements for all product within the business
  • Design, create and manage, from initial concept creation through to final PP for all knitwear, knitted swimwear and any required woven ranges
  • Ensure creative concepts for the season align with other categories and complement with other merchandise
  • Provide input and feedback on all knitwear developments with an emphasis on fit and finishing from proto stage to pre-production stage
  • Work with factory technicians and suppliers through every stage of development in order to develop accurate and high-quality knitwear samples
  • Work closely with the Directors and design to translate the vision
  • Assist in achieving sustainability goals with design & production
  • Assist throughout the whole production process
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE ROLE
  • 5 years’ experience specialising in knitwear
  • Experience in working with offshore manufacturing and management of suppliers
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Highly proficient in Adobe creative suite and Excel
  • Experience in similar designer/developer role
  • Ability to foresee trends and align them with the SIR brand identity
  • Strong technical knowledge of fit and construction across knitwear
  • Exceptional collaboration skills
  • Experimental approach and high level of professional resilience