Bendon Group
  • Fit,Design & Development
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Full Time

Bendon is a much loved, iconic New Zealand company with a history dating back 75 years. After successfully Bringing Bendon Back, we are now ready for our next phase of our transformation, which is an exciting growth journey. We see our immediate growth across ANZ, with a long-term view of going global.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an experienced Lingerie Designer who is excited about coming on our journey of growing this amazing heritage brand by continuing to build our brands, catapult us into the Australian market, and with a passion to create beautiful lingerie for every woman.

Our ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset, that are not afraid to push the boundaries and are excited by the opportunities that expansion will bring. This is a big role, that will require a lot of hard work, but balanced with flexibility and reward.

Who we are:

At Bendon, we truly believe in putting customers first, and that is why the customer is at the core of everything we do. We know that by empowering our team members, we create a culture where we are relentless in the pursuit of our goals, and we all strive to achieve our vision. We believe this ethos will help to ultimately make all women feel confident and comfortable for life.

We're unique in that we design, manufacture and sell our own internationally recognised brands including Bendon, Pleasure State, Fayreform, Lovable, and our new brand me.bybendon.

What you'll do:

  • Creating commercial on brand designs that fit the overall concept and strategy for the brand
  • Preparing trend concept boards that identify and predict trends for a global marketplace
  • Designing innovative on brand products based on the overall brand strategy
  • Adapting designs based on feedback and cost requirements
  • Identifying and recommending sourcing opportunities
  • Collaborate with production, technical and sales teams to achieve product execution and maintain design integrity
  • Source, build and nurture strong vendor relationships
  • Preparing fashion sketches, technical sketches (CADS) and tech packs
  • Ensuring critical path timeliness to deliver prototype and pre-production samples

Who you'll be:

  • Showcase a robust and inspiring portfolio that demonstrates your talent, skill, and ability to leverage technology and use new approaches to design lingerie
  • A track record in defining the design vision for successful product lines
  • Demonstrate a very high level of awareness of current trends, colour and print sense
  • Possess solid sketching and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proven experience in designing intimate apparel (5 + years)
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Be an effective communicator, negotiator, and a collaborative partner

What we can offer you:

  • Being part of the Bendon family in a casual and warm environment
  • Being part of a team who wants to make a difference and EMPOWER women
  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours and the ability to purchase leave in advance and achieve real work/life balance
  • Wellness leave and reduced working hours after a qualifying period
  • Reduced office hours over summer, to enjoy family time
  • Funded professional development opportunities
  • Company discount card that offers great discount prices at our stores and online
  • Ability to join Bendon's corporate mobile phone plan
  • Career development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking

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

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