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Brand Manager - Pacific Creations

Tank Stream Design - Burleigh Heads, QLD

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Pacific Creations produces original graphic-led men’s and women’s apparel, swim and accessories for the resort, surf and international tourism markets. 


As Brand Manager, you will have hands-on experience in art direction, graphic design (for apparel / accessories), and knowledge of screen printing and sublimation printing processes and techniques. You are responsible for driving product innovation, category and team management, and the delivery of exceptional ranges.


You may already be in a similar managerial role, or a Senior Designer with a strong background in graphic design for the surf/resort apparel market ready to take the next step in your career.

Research

  • To research international and local trends (for product and art) through web research, social media, blogs, internal & domestic travel, store & gallery visits, magazines, communication with retailers and sales representatives, attending trade fairs and suppliers.
  • Create opportunities, and present ideas for new product and category extensions.

Range Planning and Analysis

  • Lead Global Sales SWOT and feedback sessions at the beginning of each season.
  • Analyze past sales data, identify opportunities, drive newness, deliver continual evolution and cohesion across the product range
  • Review range architecture and planned RRP’s to build and finalise sku count and option plan.

Art Direction, Design & Development

  • The Brand Manager’s role is hands on; designing, leading the product development, working cross-departmentally on the design and execution of the range.
  • Excellent art direction skills for in house and freelance graphic artists is required to ensure briefs are clear and executed to the design specifications, brand handwriting, and within budget.
  • Identify innovative techniques, functionality, silhouette, key seasonal fabrications, raw materials, and hardware details
  • Hands on design using Adobe suite for garment and products, new hardware, trims, and upgrade of branding suite (logos, in store talkers etc).
  • Dependent on skillset, the Brand Manager may also create original graphic artwork
  • Manage the development and delivery of all range samples from 1st / proto samples to pre-production samples
  • Manage the internal Gold Seal approval process for graphic artwork; prioritizing workflow of seps and job bags, print schedules, and Gold Seal sampling of new prints in house
  • 360 degree management and ownership of critical path

When Travel Resumes…..

  • Undertake local & overseas inspiration and research trip
  • Travel to off-shore factories for sourcing, range development, and product sign off
  • Manage sample budget, planning & booking of supplier visits and national/international research trips

About you

  • 5+ yrs in a Senior Graphic / Apparel Designer, Brand Manager or similar role in the Surf, Fashion or Accessory industry
  • Proficient with the Adobe Suite, with a strong working knowledge of Excel. PLM experience highly regarded
  • Your ability to communicate verbally, visually, and providing on-going art commentary and creative direction for the execution of graphic art briefs is paramount to the success of the brand. 
  • A strong communicator, mentor and manager, a team player, have your finger on the pulse with graphic art and trend research, and someone with a ‘can-do’ outlook
  • You are highly capable of juggling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • In previous roles you have travelled internationally for trend research, competitor analysis, and material sourcing.
  • Well versed at working on the ground with international vendors and factories on proto sampling, cost negotiation, and product approvals
  • Annual budget management

About us

  • We are team of talented and creative individuals, and value a supportive and collaborative working environment
  • Newly renovated offices in Burleigh Heads
  • We value and having fun and a strong team culture in our business, and have regular head office social events and team coffee catch ups
  • Employee discounts on Tank Stream Design products

Your application

  • Please send a cover letter, resume, and examples of previous graphic & apparel design, trend research, mood boards, and tech packs with your application.
  • We are looking forward to hearing from you, and will reply to candidates who match our experience criteria, and that we wish to arrange an interview with.

Burleigh Heads, QLD

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design




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