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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Textile Product Designer Vacancy in Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Textile Product Designer for our client; a leading textile manufacturer in Kenya.
Reports To
  • Executive Director
  • Business Development Head
Purpose
  • To create designs for woven, knitted and printed textiles & textile products
  • To use design skills to improve existing products from a functional, aesthetic, design and cost perspective
  • To have a personal interest and passion in learning, design, fashion and trends
Duties / Responsibilities
  • Liaison with the business development division, sales, marketing, clients
  • Accurately interpret and represent clients’ ideas & requirements
  • Understand the manufacturing processes for different fabric types
  • Knowledge of the properties of different base materials
  • Attend exhibitions
  • Independent research for ideas and inspiration
  • Keeping up to date with new fashions and trends
  • Expanding the usability and functionality of textile products
  • Experiment and sampling with colour and texture
  • Producing design ideas, sketches and samples
  • Producing designs using design software
  • Technical & practical design capabilities understanding
  • Checking and approving samples of items and quality assurance
  • Working to deadlines and within a budget
  • Continuous learning and awareness of new design and production solutions
  • Maintain and log all design activity and ensure structured data archive architecture
  • Strict adherence to confidentiality requirements
Skills Required
  • Be extremely creativity and artistic
  • Have an intrinsic eye for colour, patterns, textures
  • Have impeccable attention to detail
  • Interest in, and knowledge of the consumer/trade channel markets
  • Interest in fashion and textiles
  • Understanding of trends and materials
  • Ability to manage deadlines & budgets
  • Excellent communication skills (Spoken/Written)
  • Able to work on their own initiative
  • Excellent design skills(Computer enabled and sketch)
  • Listening skills/team player skills
  • Able to accept criticism constructively
  • Good planning skills/multitasking/ problem solving skills
  • Professionalism and punctuality
  • Enthusiasm, diplomacy, integrity, confidentiality, trust
  • Passion for learning
  • Inquisitive & curious mindset
  • Interest in fashion and design
Requirements
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience
  • University graduate, preferable with a focus on art & design
  • Working knowledge & experience with design software (Winssoft/CAD etc)
  • Specific Direction in the field of fashion&design will be a bonus
To Apply
Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2672”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2672 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: 28th February 2017
N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.
If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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