Superbalist.com is a fast growing online fashion business based in South Africa. We’re obsessive about our high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join our team.
We think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. We’re lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand.
We’re looking for people who :
Think Big and Follow Through
Delivers the WOW through Service
Are trustworthy, approachable and open minded
Diverse and Inclusive
If that sounds exciting to you, then you may be right for Superbalist, and ready to help us build SA’s biggest and best fashion e-tailer
We’re looking for a Head of Vertical Design & Manufacturing Centre to join the team to oversee and manage all aspects of our Design centre that is based in Cape Town.
Reports to : Co - CEO
The Role :
Manage operational functions and processes of the Design centre.
Managing the Design team of designers and pattern makers
Managing the Sample room of cutters and sample machinists
Managing pre-production team of brand coordinators / merchandisers and assistants
Managing production team
Managing QC team
Managing and implementing all critical paths for the various teams from costings, fabric and trims sourcing and procurement to garment delivery
Seasonal fabric workshops
Managing and control of all raw material and trims
Managing and growing the CMT department
Managing expenses in line with budgets
Managing grading and marking
Manage all staff daily needs
Responsible for on time deliveries’
Responsible for the bulk quality of what’s delivered
Daily and weekly reporting into the CEO’s
Key Requirements and Experience :
A diploma / degree in a relevant field
Minimum 10 years operational management experience
Proven track record of delivering apparel into the major SA retailers.
Proven track record of managing a Design Centre
Deep understanding of the SA garment industry
Deep understanding of apparel
Deep understanding of local and international fabric and trim sources of supply
Extensive experience in product design and development
Deep Technical knowledge of garment construction and costings
Ability to work under pressure
Proficiency to manage a diverse workload and assign priorities to tasks.
Outstanding leadership qualities
Mentoring and motivating staff
Impressive multi-tasking skills
Advanced excel and reporting capability with proven experience in budgeting,
Key Attributes and Competencies
Strategic orientation with an attention to detail.
Structured thinking, ability to remove ambiguity and work under pressure.
Self-starter and moves quickly.
Decisive and able to take accountability, and balance multiple priorities.
Can solve complex problems and distill into deliverables.
Proficiency to work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments and executives, and lead cross-functional teams.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Superbalist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities to apply for this role.