• Production
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Full Time


Bendon is a much loved, iconic New Zealand company with a history dating back 72 years. We are unique in that we design, manufacture and sell our own products including Pleasure State, Heidi Klum Intimates, Fayreform, Lovable, Fredericks of Hollywood and of course Bendon. 

We have recently undertaken a review of our operating model and have made the decision to create one global head office back here in Auckland, New Zealand.  We are now recruiting 30 roles across Merchandise, Planning, Sourcing, Retail Operations and Marketing

Bendon requires two Designers one for Pleasure State & one for the Bendon/ Fayreform brands. The Designer provides direction for the Bendon each season in conjunction with the senior designer for each brand. Reporting to GM Merchandise and Planning this role will have the responsibility to design and develop ranges for the brand in order to deliver products that increase the worth of the brand and meet customer demand.

Other Key Responsibilities:

Design programs that are innovative and customer-focused to a level consistent with the brand profile ensuring consistency and harmony of products to range, brand profiling, and strategy

Develop seasonal product strategy based on the review process and insights. Be aware of opposition products and develop an understanding of competitor performance. Review international trends, translate from seasonal couture outerwear to lingerie requirements and fashion trends.

Designing and/or developing prints for fabrics (either directly or via a fabric artist) within time and budget constraints, this includes the production of design drawings, pattern drafting, and grading, prototype fabric and trim choices

Build range by Brand/channel to match option counts / retail price points and inflow margins. Ensure product meets the Brand Brief and Bendon meta- brand

Work with the Production Development team regarding costing systems, profit margin and raw materials for each product range. Provide relevant data for new product set up, including patterns, bills of materials and full specifications, quote packs for offshore manufacturers. Utilise the ASSYST CAD system for designs, patterns, and data.

Establishing Quality Control criteria with the Product Development team to satisfy the performance criteria that the Company sets as the standard for its products.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Fashion degree or significant lingerie design experience

Other Skills and Experience Sought:

  • Fitting knowledge of briefs
  • Design presentation skills
  • Outstanding time management
  • Strong customer and cost focus
  • Experience in leadership is desirable
  • Intermediate to advanced CAD ASSYST application skills
  • Basic Excel and Word skills

At Bendon, you will work with a supportive team that are all thriving to achieve our vision. As an equal opportunity employer, we have shaped a culture that values individuality, diversity, and flexibility. People that love working for Bendon are collaborative and passionate about working in a high-performance environment that is customer-led.

We're excited to be bringing Bendon back home and growing into the future. If this role sounds like you and you want to join us, please apply now

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