Job Description

Design Process Coordinator

Essense Designs is an international bridal wholesaler with key offices based in Perth, Australia and Lenexa, Kansas in the United States. Our growing organization also operates the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. We have been a global leader in bridal fashion for over 20 years and our designs are currently sold in over 1,500 stores worldwide. With innovative designs and a strong customer service approach, Essense Designs is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company that rewards excellence, drive, and collaboration.

The Role

We are currently seeking a Design Process Coordinator to join our team based in our Osborne Park (Perth) office. This position requires a highly organised and motivated individual to work within a small and specialised team to co-ordinate administrative elements of the design process within the organization. Liaising daily with our internationally based designers and international factories, the successful candidate will have a strong technical understanding of garment construction and patternmaking, a good eye for detail and display a proactive approach to effective timeline management.


What We Expect

  • Process and proactively monitor the development of new styles within the collections from toile stage through to the finished sample stage.
  • Working with other sampling and design co-ordinators, designers (located overseas) and the design and sampling mangers closely, to provide technical and administrative support
  • Assisting the design process by reviewing designer submissions, and competently creating technical documents when required, to ensure designs are correctly realised
  • Co-ordination and contribution to administrative tasks required within the Design Department
  • Liaising daily with offshore factories, including our offshore sampling rooms, which involves Skype and email correspondence across time zones
  • Analysis of the design schedule and effective forecasting and planning to ensure timeline objectives are achieved
  • Implementing procedures to ensure the process from initial design documentation through the completion of sample production is of a high quality and on schedule
  • Coordinating the usage of fabrics, laces and trims during the initial design process
  • Providing daily administrative support for the Design and Sampling Administration Manger

What We Are Looking For

  • Degree or Diploma in Fashion Industry Studies; equivalent relevant experience may be considered
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to self-manage working effectively to a deadline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Be a team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to multitask
  • Be procedure and process orientated with a positive attitude
  • Strong customer service orientation & demeanor
  • Adaptable to stressful situations and changing work loads
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under minimal supervision with a high attention to detail
  • Have the flexibility to occasionally assist with tasks outside of standard work hours

What We Offer

We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our fast-growing global team! In return for your skills, we offer you the opportunity to join an international industry leader and be part of a creative and collaborative culture that empowers its people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. We recognise and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for talented individuals to thrive.

If you have the skills, spark and drive to help us further our growth, please go to https://www.essensedesigns.com/careers/ and follow the prompts to submit a cover letter, resume, and online application. Please note: We believe cover letters are important to help us understand why you are interested in this position and your unique story and qualifications. If you sincerely desire to work with us, then please take this into consideration when submitting your materials.

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