Totalsports: Designer

Position Description:

The opportunity:

An exciting position has arisen within the Design and Manufacturing Division, for a designer for Mens & Womans Totalsports Brand. We are looking for a responsible, organised individual, who enjoys working in a team environment.

The main objective the designate designer role will be in charge of guiding all steps of the design process, from initial conception to final manufacture processes.

  • Compile research from various sources on global and local trends and to create a seasonal point of view to be presented back to your team.
  • Create look and feel for seasonal merchandise, based on global trend and key lessons learnt (includes direction on silhouette, styling and fabric, print and colour)
  • Incorporate brand handwriting / personality into the ranges and become the brand custodian
  • Provide comprehensive and technical product drawings and tech packs, to ensure relevant and cost effective product
  • Provide an effective test options in order to establish new product categories, and relevant iterations on existing product lines.
  • Provide the merchandise teams with the relevant trend information and knowledge that’s unique and brand right on an on-going basis
  • Design monthly QR capsules specific to Mens and Womans category.


  • Tertiary qualification in Fashion Design
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience concluded at a Clothing manufacturer.
  • Practical knowledge of garment construction, fabrics and trims
  • Excellent skills in Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office

Competencies and behaviours for success:

  • Ability to source and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent planning, organising and multi-tasking ability required
  • High level of commitment and have the ability to work independently
  • Have a high degree of decision making ability and be service orientated
  • Interpersonal skills, assertive and able to communicate at all levels, as well as present to large groups
  • Agility and team player mind-set a must


Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.