• Merchandising, Marketing & Sourcing
  • 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.  The Designer Assistant will have the responsibility for providing critical support to Bendon's Lead Designer in building the brand for each season.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the designer in creating and developing lingerie ranges
  • Assist with detailed illustrations of garments in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Creation of seasonal range boards as directed by Lead Designer
  • Management of delivery schedules
  • Draw up specifications for new product developments
  • Creation of bill of materials and quote packs for offshore manufacturers
  • Attend fitting sessions and relaying detailed information back to technical teams in house and offshore
  • Management of incoming development/fit samples for review and tagging
  • Lab dip approvals and filing, including communicating changes to factories
  • Management of fabric and colour system libraries

Skills and Experience

  • Basic Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Intermediate Illustrator and Photoshop skills
  • Good garment construction and fit knowledge
  • Understanding of pattern making and grading, fabric engineering, and garment construction
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Time management and work planning skills
  • Ability to work towards deadlines
  • Effective communication within the merchandise team
  • 2 years in a similar role

The role offers the development of your technical and creative skills in design, and experience in fitting as you work in conjunction with the Lead Designer.

If you are passionate about retail and people, love lingerie, want to work for an international company and this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore further, then we'd love to hear from you. Apply online now


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